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Hi All,

Before posting an issue or a problem in the ArduRover Discussion Forum, please check the wiki table of contents, review the firmware release notes in the subforum, and search that subforum for existing answers to your question. Help avoid duplicate threads by finding other members with the same issue and their solution.

When formulating your post, use a descriptive title such as "rover will not navigate to waypoints in the Auto mode" (not "HELP!" or "Problem").

Please include the following information to help diagnose your query:

  • Describe the problem you are having. What is the expected verses the observed behavior?
  • Provide hardware information such as the brand and version of your autopilot, GPS, radio, and compass, as well as any other pertinent details about your rover setup.
  • What version of the APM: ArdurRover2 firmware version are you running?
  • For navigation issues, provide your tlog and/or dataflash log. Click here for instructions on retrieving a dataflash log.


Discussion Forum

dual sonar ? better GPS ?

Started by heliboy. Last reply by Don Pramis 23 hours ago. 12 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

Connecting non-3DR GPS

Started by Joe Dvorak. Last reply by jean-luc on Thursday. 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

Contributing to giving sight to AV's

Started by RoboBill. Last reply by Grant Morphett Apr 19. 63 Replies

Hello everyone,I'm trying to design and build an "open source" radar system. The premise is that while we have the hacked Neato and the RoboPeak system, I've not found anything for outdoor use. So…Continue

Very Large Frame

Started by Damo. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Apr 16. 2 Replies

hello,I have an Arducopter and an Arduplane and would like to build an Ardurover using an existing APM 2.6.What is the largest frame for an Ardurover i can buy ? Does ardurover support 4 wheel drive…Continue

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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.

Comment by Bob Baker on March 28, 2015 at 6:15am

Thanks for the info heliboy!

Comment by heliboy on March 28, 2015 at 5:08am

Holes are 4 mm dia and 10mm spacing. It is a nice chassis.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 28, 2015 at 4:49am


I built two of them for customers, but never measured the distance between the holes:-(

Make sure that you mount the GPS/Compass module at least 3 to 4 inches  above the chassis to prevent the motors' magnetic fields from interfering with the compass.



Comment by Bob Baker on March 28, 2015 at 4:00am

Does anybody happen to know the centering on  the holes on the wild thumper chassis? I'm laying out my peripheral's and doing test while I'm waiting for delivery. 


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