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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.

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Discussion Forum

Apm Rover in tractor setup.

Started by Matthew Reimer. Last reply by Matthew Reimer 22 hours ago. 146 Replies

I want to use pixhawk with the apm rover firmware to operate an agricultural tractor. I need to set up my tractor as an rc vehicle.  My plan is as follows: any feedback I can get is appreciated.  I…Continue

RoverWarning _No Brakes! A throttle nudge story.

Started by dr0n3droid. Last reply by MikeRover on Monday. 7 Replies

While testing my rover recently, I had one of the most counterintuitive experiences in my decade long rc career with catastrophic results.In AUTO, I was tweaking cruise speed while running a looped…Continue

Help with Pixhawk and TRex dual motor controller

Started by Steven Cohen. Last reply by Grant Morphett on Monday. 12 Replies

I'm a technology instructor at a new Applied Tech HS setting up a long term rover project and working out the kinks over the summer. I will ultimately be using the Dagu wild thumper and a sabretooth…Continue

Rover Hold/Delay At Waypoint

Started by tjfhlv. Last reply by Grant Morphett on Friday. 12 Replies

I'm currently testing a rover setup that I need to have go to a waypoint, hold position at that waypoint for a period of time, then simply continue on it's mission. I have looked through this group,…Continue

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on December 5, 2013 at 6:41pm

@mikel-ange,

I do not know of a twin centered joystick transmitter with 5 to 6 channels, however I suspect that you can add springs to the non-centering joystick in a Mode 1 or 2 transmitter to make it perform like the centering joystick. Though you might have to remove the ratchet from the throttle joystick axis. You might want to make this project of yours a discussion so it will not get lost on the Comment Wall.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 28, 2013 at 6:54am

Hi All,

At last night's ArduRover2 code hacking hang out Tridge improved the speed of the APM MP parameter download and continued to optimize the firmware function scheduler code. So you can download the latest ArduRover2 v2.43 code at: ArduRover2 Latest

Tridge also walked me through setting up the PX4 code for a rover chassis using a PPM serial receiver. As a result I will be adding a new section to the ArduRover Wiki that explains who to set up the PX4 for use with either PPM encoders or receivers that produce PPM serial outputs.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 20, 2013 at 6:11pm

Hi All,

Tonight Tridge and I corrected an issue with the ArduRover2 v2.43 PX4 code. The Mavlink connection between the PX4 and the MP worked great when using the USB connection but failed when using the telemetry radios. Tridge made a correction to some of the Mavlink packet coding and we now have a functioning Mavlink PX4 to MP connection over the radio telemetry link:-) The updated ArduRover2-v1.px4 code should be in the latest ArduRover2 code repository.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 10, 2013 at 5:44am

Hi All,

Please be sure to checkout Tridge's new ArudRover2 v2.43 release in the forum discussion section.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 30, 2013 at 5:38am

Hi All,

Looks like we will probably be able to do a new release of the ArduRover2 code here shortly. Tridge made a minor improvement to the steering function in the Steering mode code yesterday that needs to be checked out today before the release. As soon as that improved part of the code is vetted there will be a new release.

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 23, 2013 at 3:17pm

Hi All,

I conferred with Tridge this afternoon and I would say that Tridge is very close to releasing a new version of the ArduRover2 code which uses the modified L1 aircraft code. This new version is really a totally new version of the code and has different tuning parameters than the previous versions and is not interchangeable with ArduRover2 v2.42 and below. So you might want to keep the new ArduRover2 code separate from the older versions of the code once it is officially released.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 23, 2013 at 7:55am

Hi All,

I would like to report that I had a very successful morning testing the latest version of the L1 ArduRover2 code. Since my Traxxas rover has very tight steering I ended up using a NAV_PERIOD of at least 8 and a STEER2SRV_TCONST of 0.75 to prevent weaving in the straights and a quick response in the chicane type turns. More after I confer with Tridge today or tomorrow.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 22, 2013 at 4:30pm

Hi All,

Tridge has continued to make small refinements and has identified and corrected a couple of bugs in the L1 code as we both continue to do field testing. If the weather permits tomorrow, I should be able to validate the latest version of the L1 code and if all goes well Tridge can push a new ArduRover2 code firmware release into the ArduRover2 code repository.

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2 Developer


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on September 16, 2013 at 7:35am

@Bot_Thoughts,

Thanks for the kudos, much appreciated. Sorry to hear about your bug attack.

Now if it would only stop raining in my corner of southern Florida so I can get to my test track, we would be all set:-)

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover Developer

Comment by Bot Thoughts on September 16, 2013 at 7:31am

Great progress, you guys! I haven't forgotten about your A2D boards but was slammed with strep and some kind of URI the last few weeks. Soon!

 
 
 

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