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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

mission planner for android ?

Started by Apostolos. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III on Thursday. 7 Replies

HiAre there any thoughts to port mission planer to the android platform ?Continue

Can ArduRover software be used on any Arduino Mega?

Started by emile 'butch' alline. Last reply by Joseph Brandine on Thursday. 10 Replies

I realize that it may take some work, but can I use my existing Mega, GPS, 3DR radio and load it with ArduRover software and have something that works like an APM2.5 and uses Mission Planner? I have…Continue

Needing do_set_servo command on a Pixhawk rover help

Started by RoboBill. Last reply by RoboBill Jul 20. 6 Replies

I have a Dimension Engineering "Doubleswitch" R/C relay on my Pixhawk controlled rover. I need to turn this relay on at a waypoint during the rover's mission.So far I've done the following;1) Set the…Continue

HELP! Erratic speed and no steering in auto mode

Started by emile 'butch' alline. Last reply by emile 'butch' alline Jul 14. 4 Replies

All LEDs solid, all voltages nominal.   Manual and learning modes work fine.  With hundreds of meters to WP, rover goes fwd and rev erratically with no steering in auto mode.Please have a look at my…Continue

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 9, 2014 at 2:04pm

Hi All,

I have just about completed installing a Pixhawk on a brand new Traxxas 4WD Slash roller chassis.

I believe that this 4WD chassis can be very competitive in the Peloton Class of autonomous vehicles and can be assembled at a reasonable price.

If anyone is interested in duplicating my installation on the Slash 4WD chassis, please pm me and I will start a discussion about the installation.


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 6, 2014 at 11:14am

Hi All,

I just shipped my Pixhawk equipped Traxxas 2WD brushless Slash rover and its support equipment in a Pelican 1650 case to Boulder, CO for the Sparkfun 2014 AVC. It should be there by June 13 to the 16th just in time for my arrival there on June 19th.


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 5, 2014 at 10:14am

The Porta-potties are where the start/finish hay bales are positioned when the AVC course has been laid out.

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Comment by Kyle Campbell on June 4, 2014 at 7:49pm

Did some testing at Boulder Resevoir. This is what the starting line currently looks like

My car may have tried to wedge itself underneath one of the porta-potties...

Comment by Thorsten on June 4, 2014 at 7:33am

Thanks Thomas!

I'll give it a try. You find a longer reply here.

Best regards,


Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 4, 2014 at 5:59am


That command does work as I have inadvertently tested it before I knew of its existence. I had a curb strike during the Auto Mode that stopped my rover so I went to Manual and drove the rover back to the start and went to the Auto Mode. The rover, instead of starting the mission again, tried to go back to the last waypoint before the curb strike and complete the mission:-) I presently have the  MIS_RESTART set to 1. It is normally set to 0.


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Comment by Thorsten on June 4, 2014 at 5:51am

Hi Linus,

thanks a lot! Great!

I'll give it a try and report!

Best regards,


Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 4, 2014 at 5:46am


Nice catch. I remembered about that later, but you beat me to it:-)


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Comment by Linus on June 4, 2014 at 4:10am

Hi Thomas,

it depends on what you have MIS_RESTART set to.

0 = Resume Mission and 1 = Restart Mission.

So if you want to just pause a mission set MIS_RESTART to 0 and your rover should resume your missions.



Comment by Thorsten on June 4, 2014 at 1:31am

Hi Thomas,

thanks for the link! 

What is not clear to me is if the Start/Stop function can be used to pause+continue Auto missions or if it can only be used to (re-)start a mission from the beginning (a function to resume a mission from last active command seems to be available in AC3.2-rc1 only).

Any kind of help is highly appreciated!




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