Love's so strangeWe fixed everything! Or, almost. Not quite everything on our checklist is complete but all of the "show stopping" bugs have been ironed out.
Full throttle reverse
|downloading OpenROV software|
This was resolved by upgrading the OpenROV BeagleBone software to 2.5.1-rc3. The bug linked below describes the issue we've been fighting for way too long now.
Re-programming and re-calibrating
|checking ESC programming|
Now we can fix each ESC visually.
Re-calibration was also necessary because some motors didn't spin at the same speeds. We don't fully understand this one yet and are hopeful that it isn't necessary with each re-programming as it is a bit tedious.
So, if next time we power up the ROV and it doesn't work right, we'll try re-calibrating after a re-program of the ESCs.
Dive, dive, dive!
A test dive is in order. And then, maybe a real one. WOOHOOO!