Recommended control hardware (computer, controller)


#21

I just received my Trident without a controller (yes, I was thinking along the same lines as a couple of other people on this thread, that a pair of FPV goggles and a game controller would be ideal), and would really like to try the GearVR headset with the Android game controller to fly my drone. Would this be at all possible? https://www.oculus.com/gear-vr/


#22

I have been disappointed in the JXD controller sold by OpenROV because it doesn’t have an internal compass. It’s also not very bright, practically unusable in sunlight.


#23

…made this to my Bluerov2 , its a Pro…with Hall effect Joysticks, can be made cheaper… this cost…500$ in materials. or cheaper joysticks the cost is 200$…


#24

After months lugging my 9.7" Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 around using the virtual controls in full sunlight, I finally purchased a Dualshock 4 controller so that I can control Trident whilst leaving the tablet in the best possible position for shading with a shroud.

This controller easily paired with my tablet with next to no input from me thanks to the following instructions (https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/connect-your-ps4-controller-your-android-device-for-easier-gameplay-0160721/).

It then provided control inputs for Trident without any issues. The following buttons worked right out of the box:
Left joystick forward and reverse
Right joystick pitch and yaw
L1 - Record on/off toggle
L2 - Incrementally decrease speed setting
R2 - Incrementally increase speed setting
Square - LED lights on/off toggle

I will let you know if I experience any issues or glitches.


#26

For what it’s worth, I tried a GameSir G4 Android Controller and had nothing but trouble with it, dropped connection, wouldn’t automatically connect, etc. Ordered a Steel Series Stratus XL to try, was working for another user on here.


#27

The Dualshock 4 controller is still working well.

I have now “tested” it with my old Galaxy S5 phone [insert funny story about forgetting the new password to my tablet over the Christmas break here]. I found this setup to be great for survey transects in shallow and/or clear water when controlling Trident visually from the surface.


#28

The DS4 can also navigate the Cockpit GUI using the left joystick and the X and Square/Circle buttons for Back and Select. That’s handy if using a fully enclosed FPV headset.

But I didn’t find a DS4 button to toggle Stabilize, which then required taking off the headset to use the device touch screen. Does the JXD controller have a button to toggle Stabilize? I didn’t see one in the manual (pg 13).

Also, I didn’t find a DS4 button for what the JXD calls “Back to home screen” and “Back button.” I again have to use the device touch screen to get out of the Pilot dive, but that’s not much of a problem since it’s the end of the dive.

Is there a way to remap controller buttons?


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#29

Thanks webhoppery,

I did wonder if any of the “spare” buttons could be put to use (I have in mind some buttons to interact with external payloads one day).