I am basically finished with OpenROV #357 - cheers to David and Eric! I did an initial tank test today with no leaks and hope to do an actual dive this week, if I can figure out these last couple issues.
Everything works with the lights off (except for reverse, I'll get to that in a minute). When I switch the lights on, the video freezes within one second or so. Everytime. I am running on charged batteries (11.5v or so) and am drawing about .7 amps prior, and 1 amp once I hit the lights... and I have to reboot to get video back. Motors and servo keep working throughout. I did see some notes about setting the resolution down in config.js - it was at 1080 and I set it to SVGA, the video size stays smaller now but same issue.
Hey at least its consistent, that usually makes it easier to solve... anyone have thoughts?
Also, I have read a bunch of the threads on reverse - the problem I have is sporadic so I am not sure if its the same. mtarg and motors values in the cockpit display are always what they should be. Programmed and calibrated ESCs several times... Sometimes it all works. Sometimes reverse will not come on - in turning left or right sometimes its just one motor - about 50% of the time reversing works. Seems to fail a lot on the initial key press, and if I just release and press again it seems to work - mostly. I read the posts here: http://openrov.com/forum/topics/patch-reverse-working-with-kit-escs - is there any reason this code has not been merged in? is the code in the recent 2.4 image 'old'? I noticed it is different but not sure if it is older or newer.