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Discussion Forum

How should we handle reverse in ArduRover?

Started by Andrew Tridgell. Last reply by RoboBill yesterday. 44 Replies

I'd like to add support for the rover using reverse in auto mode, so if it can get somewhere faster by going backwards it will. So I'm looking at how reverse is setup in the ArduRover code, and…Continue

ESC seems armed but I get no throttle or movement when I go to auto mode.

Started by Robert Lierman. Last reply by Robert Lierman on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Hi,       I am setting up a rover with apm 2.5 and MP 1.30, I have a turnigy 9x radio setup with mode1.I am using throttle on left stick ( up down) and steering on right ( righ left) and mode on left…Continue

calibrating servo/motor without controller

Started by talalathar on Friday. 0 Replies

is there any way to calibrate the RC without the controller? im in my final year project and im stuck on this for quite a while. its about dead reckoning in autonomous vehicles, i plan to give a…Continue

Is User Hook available in APMRover?

Started by Adam Radel Apr 9. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on April 8, 2014 at 9:24am


Have you checked the Advanced View box at the bottom of the Planner window in the Config/Tuning Tab?


TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

Comment by ben on April 8, 2014 at 8:41am
Perhaps wen u choose that certain option with loading parameters there are none to load ? What about saving some paras first then load ? Just sm ideas.
Comment by ben on April 8, 2014 at 8:40am
Hi emile, maybe update not at home so cant u go online first ? Or r u disconnected ?
Comment by emile 'butch' alline on April 8, 2014 at 8:32am

I have put this on the APM forum, but got no replies, so here goes...

In MP 1.2.99 > config > full param list and using the drop down list on the right hand side of the screen:
Selecting 3DR_rover, beginner, intermediate, or advanced and then clicking the load params button, I get nothing but a blank screen. Other selections do show some params.
I uninstalled and re-installed MP and got same results.

Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by RoboBill on April 5, 2014 at 6:53pm


Please don't worry. I know someone will get around to it. I just enjoy fiddling with parameters.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on April 5, 2014 at 6:25pm


The undocumented parameters may have EKF in the parameter name. If so, then they are for use by the firmware when EKF is enabled. Are you using a Pixhawk as EKF only works on a Pixhawk.

As far as the skid steering not being functional, I wish that I could help you out, but I no longer have any skid steering rovers around. I had two, but they belonged to some clients I was working for and they have gone to their respective owners.

What symptoms are you seeing with the nonfunctioning skid steering code? About a week ago one of my clients loaded a v2.45 beta version onto his Wild Thumper and it appeared to work okay. Whatever has changed, must have happened over the last week



Comment by RoboBill on April 5, 2014 at 5:54pm

Yes I checked that and it was set at 1. I also saw a whole bunch of undocumented parameters... way cool.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on April 5, 2014 at 2:29pm


Did you make sure in the Full Parameter List that Skid_Steer_Out was still set to 1?


TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

Comment by RoboBill on April 5, 2014 at 12:34pm

Not sure where to put this so...

Just for fun and to learn more, I tried the latest rover firmware and it appears the skid steering is not working. So I went back to the 2.45 with skid working. NBD

Comment by John Moore on April 4, 2014 at 7:38am

I don't care, this is a decent quality 5 ch that I can afford with a 3 position switch.  Much better than my alt at hobbyking.  As soon as possible, I am buying one.

Havent even bought the new RC, an am already to get the


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