I’m attempting integrate with QGC an autopilot that doesn’t use mavlink (ROSflight, uses ROS). I’ll need to convert the ROS messages into MAVLINK messages at some point, but for now I am just trying to generate MAVLINK messages to get QGC working minimally. For example, I can use MATLAB’s UAV Toolbox to broadcast a heartbeat and transfer basic params, such that QGC shows that it is connected and ready to fly.
I am having trouble figuring out what are the minimum MAVLINK messages I need to get a quadrotor image to pop up on QGC. Does anyone have any tips or ideas for me? Or any other information for generating MAVLINK messages with a script that I can later integrate with the ROS autopilot messages? If this is the wrong place to ask, let me know.