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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:

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  • 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?
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uBlox LEA 6H on APM and Pixhawk

Started by Raimo Noormaa. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi,Before Pixhawk I used APM 2.5 with LEA6h, wanted to use it also with Pixhawk but was unable to do so. Now I connected Lea6H back to APM and got "no gps" message. Connected USB to Lea6h to see with…Continue

Rover and gimbal use

Started by Raimo Noormaa. Last reply by Raimo Noormaa 13 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi,I have successfully connected 2 servos to RC9 (tilt) and RC10 (roll, later will connect to RC11 aka pan), stabilization works.I have a 7ch Spektrum DX7se and sat connected to Pixhawk. How can I…Continue

control signals required for mode and waypoint manipulation ????

Started by Apostolos 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

HiI'm in a process of building a 4WD rover using skid steering and will be using the APM2.6 as my autopilot.I do not plan to use an R/C remote control transmitter/receiver for control but I would…Continue

"Follow me" function

Started by Raimo Noormaa. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III on Sunday. 1 Reply

Hi,I'm using DroidPlanner on a tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab2 + mavlink hub + USB + telemetry module) and would like to change follow me function. Default function is "loiter" when I activate the…Continue

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Comment by MVeloso on May 26, 2013 at 9:20am

I have just trim my buggy!

My goal is to have a moderate speed and good navigation.

Regarding navigation I saved the points 3 days ago and did all the tests with same points.

The precision differs  from 30 cm to 2,5 meters. It depends on  weather conditions.

 

For driving, speed and heading this are my PID´s :

 

 

 

 

 

Plus:

AHRS_COMP_BETA

0,003

AHRS_RP_P

0,37

AHRS_YAW_P

0,39

 

For more details about my Rover(buggy) :

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lSX4837gPg

Comment by Mike Wilson on May 18, 2013 at 5:02am
Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
Comment by healthyfatboy on May 17, 2013 at 8:38pm

Turnigy also makes a servo reverser and if I remember correctly, it will slow down the servo as well so if you use 3 Y cables, one would split front and back servos, another splits the two fronts, and the other goes to the reverser. The reverser should allow for two servos to run off the one signal.

Here's the link.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8863__Turnigy_3_Channel_Serv...

Comment by Mike Wilson on May 17, 2013 at 12:51pm

@Tom,

I thought about that as well.  Looks like it will be a fun filled weekend :-).

 

....Mike


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 17, 2013 at 11:51am

@Mike,

You could easily program an Arduino Pro Mini to reverse the servo direction and proportionalize it to your requirements.

Regards,

TCIII

Comment by Mike Wilson on May 17, 2013 at 11:05am

That's what I just found out as well TC.

I'm going to look at modifying the APM code to output a mixed PWM signal on one of the unused output ports that can be used to steer the rear wheels.

 

..Mike


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 17, 2013 at 10:08am

@Mike,

The skid steering function in ArduRover2 is for throttles only. It assumes that there is an ESC attached to each throttle channel. Skid steering does not provide a steering output in the traditional sense.

Regards,

TCIII

Comment by Mike Wilson on May 17, 2013 at 9:34am

@John Moore,

 

The problem is I need to drive the rear servos in the opposite direction and also at a different steering ratio. I use only 40% on the rear wheels.

Mike

Comment by Kabir on May 17, 2013 at 8:19am

Thanks for all the suggestions guys :)

I loved NitroRCX  cars, especially at that price but they don't ship to India. Is any kind soul willing to drop-ship for me?

Kabir

Comment by John Moore on May 17, 2013 at 8:06am

@ Mike,

Probably your easiest method to accomplish this would be a server wire splitter.  Allowing one steering ch to drive 2 servo's.

 

John

 
 
 

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