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Rudder Control

A project log for OpenTransat

Building an Autonomous Sailboat That Pursues to Cross the Atlantic Ocean

Andy OsuskyAndy Osusky 05/09/2018 at 07:180 Comments

The rudder will be driven by a worm geared brushless motor mechanically coupled to a rotary magnetic encoder that provides an absolute position feedback. A while ago, I was testing this setup and shared my results in this project log. Now I have put together a metal "servo" that can be easily connected to the rudder shaft.

Updated source code:

https://github.com/OpenTransat/ServoEncoder

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