I think I have got to bottom of my comms problems. Whenever I tested the ROV at home my laptop has always had mains power. When I have taken the ROV to sea then I move on the laptop’s battery. I either get joystick problems or Fathom X comms problems. Reading through older blogs it seems some people have had problems with USB power.
My laptop is 9 years old now and has given many years of sterling service and I am going to upgrade it. It is going to be replaced by a MacBook pro.
- Does anybody know of any issues with thunderbolt 3/USB-c ports?
- Are all the settings stored locally on the ROV, so all I need to do is download a new version of QGC?