ArduRover User Group

Dedicated to the exchange of useful information between members using the Arduino or other families of processors for autonomous rovers.

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Before Posting an Issue

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

Which RC Car should I get?

Started by Ben Boughton. Last reply by sarah lee Oct 9. 31 Replies

Hi all, I am completely new to RC cars and Drones. I have spent a couple hours reading about ArduRover and would really like to give it a try. I thought about building my own but figure for now best…Continue

Tags: ardurover, selection, car

How to calibrate APM 2.6 when the rover is too large rotate

Started by Al Jones. Last reply by Dan J Pollock Sep 2. 10 Replies

I am trying to use an APM 2.6 on a Powerwheels jeep with a linear actuator to control the steering.  I am trying to go through the calibration wizard in Mission Planner with the APM disconnected from…Continue

Using a stepper motor for steering with APM 2.5

Started by Stephen Bennett. Last reply by Stephen Bennett Jul 31. 4 Replies

Hello All,I am in the process of designing and building a rover that uses a 24v geared motor with a Sabretooth speed controller for drive and a Leadshine stepper motor and controller for steering. I…Continue

ArduRover will not use less than full throttle in AUTO

Started by Rémi Marcel Borlet Jul 30. 0 Replies

Hi!I am having a bit of a crisis, and I hope that you guys can help me out.I am working with an unmanned boat that utilizes a APM 2.6 running ArduRover 3.0.1. The two mechanisms that is controlled…Continue

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on March 27, 2016 at 10:09am

We now have a new shiny discussion and support forum for ArduPilot and supporting projects at Please come visit us there for all things ArduPilot. We look forward to seeing you.

Full announcement @ here

Comment by Darius Jack on March 27, 2016 at 9:39am

ArduPilot is low traffic website to attract users.

Does it mean you have plans to close DIYDrones ?

ArduBoat closed, no more promoted

ArduRover closed

what comes next ?

ArduDrone ?

when ?



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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 27, 2016 at 7:26am

**************************IMPORTANT NOTICE**********************

With the creation of we have established a dynamic new home for user and developer discussions. Please come and visit the ArduRover Discussion Forum. The ArduPilot Team.


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Comment by Grant Morphett on February 27, 2016 at 4:48pm

Hi everyone.  In case you've been wondering about the future of Rover and ArduPilot this post is for you.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on December 31, 2015 at 5:28pm

I would like to wish all of the ArduRover members a happy and productive New Years!



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 18, 2015 at 6:02am

Hi All,

The Rover T3 competition has closed for the present T3 competition 100m x 100m bow tie course.

Hopefully more of our members will want to compete in future T3s as they are a lot of fun as well as a way to get the most out of your rovers.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 6, 2015 at 6:05am


The Auto Mode will also default to the Hold Mode at the end of a waypoint Mission or with the loss of the R/C connection.


Yes, you are correct that the rover will stay in the Hold Mode when going to the Auto Mode if there is no Mission loaded.



Comment by dr0n3droid on August 5, 2015 at 8:41pm
Yeah, that too.

Comment by healthyfatboy on August 5, 2015 at 8:36pm

Okay, I figured it out. Unless you have a mission loaded, you can't get into AUTO mode. It always displays HOLD. I'm sure the GPS lock also applies like you mentioned.

Comment by Bo Barry on August 5, 2015 at 8:34pm

I too noticed that flight mode setting quirk.  I'm new with the Rover and haven't studied the modes yet,  so I'm no help yet. 


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