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  • What version of the APM: ArdurRover2 firmware version are you running?
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Discussion Forum

APMRover2 simulation with MORSE

Started by zach w. Last reply by zach w yesterday. 5 Replies

Hello.I set myself a challenge of hooking up APMRover2 to a car simulated in MORSE and it seems to work so I thought I'd write about it. Might be interesting to someone.…Continue

dual sonar ? better GPS ?

Started by heliboy. Last reply by Don Pramis on Thursday. 20 Replies

I am planning to try the dual sonar option on the latest ardurover version. I am following the instructions on this forum. Does the dual sonar work ? My max vehicle speed is 2.1 m/s so I think it…Continue

Is User Hook available in APMRover?

Started by Adam Radel. Last reply by Grant Morphett Apr 28. 2 Replies

Hey all,I know you can have custom "USERHOOK_VARIABLES" as mentioned on  …Continue

Connecting non-3DR GPS

Started by Joe Dvorak. Last reply by jean-luc Apr 23. 13 Replies

I have a Pixhawk system with all the standard 3DR peripherals (telemetry radio, GPS). I need to replace the 3DR GPS with another GPS unit so that I can conduct some tests with higher accuracy. I have…Continue

Tags: APM:Rover, GPS

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Comment by Antonie Kruger 4 hours ago

@Niall, that's great. Made my day:)
You should paint some spots on the robot and replace the beep with a bark - would sound less like a south African taxi and more like a herding dog. I like your design.
Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Niall Dempsey 5 hours ago


I built a custom robot for my farm a few years ago. The farm is all grass and has some slopes but no really rough terrain and after a few attempts I found that a 2 wheels driven by 11 amp wheelchair motors worked very well. FarmBoz Youtube

If I can be of any further assistance let me know.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III 18 hours ago


Forget the Wild Thumper as it uses the motor sleeve bearings to support the wheels.

I would go with a 4WD chassis like the Traxxas 1/8 scale E-Maxx with the brushless NEU motor and four wheel independent suspension with bearing supported half shafts.

You might even want to consider a 1/5 scale 4WD chassis that can carry bigger batteries for longer range and has a suspension that can get over the field furrows:-)



Comment by Hugues 18 hours ago


I have to investigate on a rover platform for a customer who will use it in agriculture fields & forests dirt. What platform would you advise me to investigate : a wild thumper ? a tank tracked chassis ?


Comment by Richard Sterling on April 8, 2015 at 9:56am

Thanks, Mark and Grant.

I removed Mission planner, APM2, QCGround control. Re-loaded Mission Planner and now its all working again.

Good to know about the Geo Fencing (the large circles I see in Mission Planner).

Thanks again guys


Comment by mark sahf on April 7, 2015 at 10:09am

Richard, in your comment regarding Geo-fencing around airports. Is that the info you see in Mission Planner and others alike? I dont know if its a real geo-fence or just the 5 mile circle around the airport showing the no-fly zone? That was my understanding I didn't hear anything about it triggering a failsafe etc. I could see no fail safe's setup and a airport geo fence just dropping drones out of the sky.

Comment by Grant Morphett on April 6, 2015 at 5:46pm

Hi Richard.  I don't know what the password prompt is.  I think there are instructions to install in administrator mode - is that the prompt your seeing?

Whilst the circles are drawn around the airports I don't believe anything is enforced.  They are there to alert users they shouldn't be flying in that space.  I have only tested in SITL but I can fly straight into the circle and over my local airport no problem.  Not something I would do in a real vehicle!

Thanks, Grant.

Comment by Richard Sterling on April 6, 2015 at 1:50pm

I also notice that there is now geofencing (been away a while) around airports.

I don't really know how this works I assume it executes return to land if you fly into that zone?

If so how does that effect us rovers?

I live near an Airport in Auckland, it is used once or twice a month (on a good month). We have a golf course on it. 

So to me it seems a little strange that we can play golf on the air field but I can't use my rover.

Any info would be much appreciated?



Comment by Richard Sterling on April 6, 2015 at 1:40pm

Has anyone else come across this:

I have just installed Mission Planner (msi latest version) and now if I hit "initial setup" or Config/tuning i am asked for a password.

I have never had this before.

Has anyone had this or more importantly how can I get rid of it?



Comment by Bob Baker on March 28, 2015 at 6:36am

Thanks Thomas

I'm using the same compass mount that I use on my Quad.

It's high enough and in the event of a rollover doesn't snap like the traditional post. At least it works well on the Quad.



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