ArduBoat User Group

Dedicated to developing hardware and firmware for autonomous aquatic vehicles.

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Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

Before Posting an Issue

Hi All,

Before posting an issue or a problem in the ArduBoat 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 thrusters - ESC and PWM issues

Started by Adam Day. Last reply by Roberto 13 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hello,I currently have a USV equipped with a port and starboard thruster. We are working on transitioning from a skid steer system, to dual rudders and we are having issues with our thrusters turning…Continue

Tags: dual thrusters, ESC, pixhawk, pwm

Help wanted/partner wanted for interesting project

Started by Chris Rodriguez. Last reply by stephan morf on Saturday. 8 Replies

Hi all! I've just come across the User Group and really like its layout. I'm hoping I can find some help here. I'm currently working on a project at home and have designed a "drone boat" that will be…Continue

Tags: Arduboat, Pi, Raspberry, APM

ardupilot baitboat extra servo

Started by vassilis fotopoulos. Last reply by stephan morf Mar 21. 2 Replies

Hello everybody my name is vassilis and i'm from greece my problem is that i'm try to make a diy baitboat with return to home but i want one more extra servo for hook release.this servo must moving…Continue

Skid Steer Using Pitch & Throttle

Started by Darren Smith Jan 9. 0 Replies

Hi,I have SKID_STEER_IN set to "1" for my dual motor boat which responds to the throttle and roll (Channel 1 & 3) inputs from my transmitter.I would prefer that it responds to throttle and pitch…Continue

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 3, 2014 at 1:29pm


Welcome to the Group:-)

Thanks for chiming in with the links, much appreciated.

The link to the site has the eTrac RSV that was featured in the July/August 2010 issue of Robot Magazine and gave me the idea for the dual pontoon configuration. My pontoon RSV is roughly 1/2 the size of the eTrac RSV. However, I am using inboard/outboard propulsion instead of trying to create a trolling motor small enough in scale to work with my 1/2 size configuration.

I presently have a SRV-II submarine (Mike's Subworks) that is designed for 27 - 75MHz radio control and is capable of diving to around 100ft if hooked to a tether.

I bought the optional deck so I can mount my GoPro camera on it and capture some underwater video:-).


TCIII ArduBoat Developer

Comment by Gary McCray on August 3, 2014 at 12:48pm

Hi Thomas,

Great idea, my autonomous interests certainly extend here along with my multicopter and robotics projects, mostly been waiting for a decent affordable submersible thruster.

And now with Rusty's Blue Robotics venture, looks like that might be happening:

Maybe a few more links to get things started:

An almost affordable brushless trolling motor from Australia for sale in Canada

Some Great Fiberglass float plane floats from Great Planes courtesy of Thomas:


Mikes subworks:

The Homebuilt ROV forum:


Best Regards,


Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 3, 2014 at 12:24pm

Hi All,

Welcome to the newly established ArduBoat User Group. This Group has been started to provide specific support to those members, who want to develop aquatic platforms, in the way of hardware and firmware.

Please feel free to make comments on the Comment Wall as to what direction and what content you would like to see in this User Group as it is your User Group:-)

TCIII ArduBoat Developer 


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