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Its a miracle
#1
Sooo - After many months of fiddling around with Openplotter/Pypilot, various motor controllers, lots of cheap but bad IMU's, finally - A working autopilot, that receives and follows a course from OpenCPN. Still on the wishlist is a simple UPS/ battery backup so the RPI doesn't lose power when I crank the engine, and I still cant get the Pypilot OpenCPN plugin to work whatever i do but minor stuff.

Such a nice evening to not have to steer the old Bayliner: https://youtu.be/mLCbrvlmCdo

- Thanks to all of you that pointed me in the right direction (no pun intended)
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#2
If you ask in the pypilot forum you will get faster response usually...

Just post the pypilot version and pypilot opencpn plugin version. It is most likely a difference that is the issue.
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#3
A little late to this, but this is the unit I am using as UPS on my Openplotter build.

Has built in BMS, just add 3 batteries and wire it up.  Add a diode in the live supply from the boat to stop backfeeding into the boat's electrical system.

Depending in the batteries you use, you will get 6 to 10 hours of run time.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/40006484...4c4dEJhoKm
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#4
lol I'm happy to see you got the help you needed.  I was following the thread to help me with my own issues so you Im thankful you asked,
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