I am presently attempting to properly configure a Heavy Lift BR2 ROV complete with four Lumen Lights and a Newton Gripper for a Marine Biologist here in FL.
I am using the BR version of QGC: 3.2.4 Blue Robotics-Rev 6
The Pixhawk has firmware version 3.5.3 which I believe is the latest version
I have configured the ROV with the BlueROV2 Heavy Lift configuration, have rebooted the Pixhawk, and have verified the change of the configuration to the BlueROV2 Heavy Lift.
I then proceeded to attempt to verify thruster direction per the Configure Motor Directions section. However when I slide the switch to arm thrusters, I can’t get the slider buttons to move downward to energize any given thruster. Since I have not configured any other ROV parameters, is there a unconfigured parameter that is keeping the thrusters from being enabled?
Does the IMU have to be calibrated to be able to enable thruster control functionally because I have not done so yet? Does the Heavy Lift thruster test instructions assume that the IMU has been previously calibrated?
Also, since the installation of the Heavy Lift Kit requires moving the Camera Servo connection to the Pixhawk Aux 2 servo connection and the Lumen Lights to the Pixhawk Aux1 servo connection, is there a table that cross references the Pixhawk Aux Servo Channels to the QGC Channels so that I can reprogram the Camera Servo and Lumen Lights Pixhawk control channels?
Finally, the Voltage and Current Measurement page in the BR2 Software Setup Instructions no longer reflects the current QGC Power page. There is a missing “minimum voltage to arm” parameter in the QGC Power page that is missing from the Software Setup instructions.