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

Joystick and Python Scripts

Started by Ron J.. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi All,Before I pull the rest of my hair out, can anyone confirm for me that the joystick does not work for steering or throttle and that python scripts do not work. Using MP 1.2.98.(3) beta scripts…Continue

Tank Rover Settings

Started by Joseph Brandine. Last reply by Joseph Brandine yesterday. 9 Replies

Good Afternoon,I have a tank and regular car APM 2.6 set up.  The car is working well doing my grid patters, the tank on the other hand, has gone from weaving all over but hitting the way-points, to…Continue

First Rover build and troubles with Skid steering

Started by FD. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III on Sunday. 14 Replies

Hi all,this is my first official rover post after following the discussions for quite a while. I have built multicopters before, but got interested in rovers now.My setup is a wild thumper 4wd with…Continue

Tags: apm2.5, 4wd, skid, rover

Throttle use in Auto mode

Started by emile 'butch' alline. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Aug 3. 12 Replies

What should the rover do when I switch to Auto mode?  Should the motor start immediately?  In my case, I have to manually move the throttle stick to control speed all the way to the first WP.The only…Continue

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Comment by Joshua Ott on May 8, 2013 at 2:48pm

Alan, that sounds like it was the old store. We have just taken it off line. Will you verify that you are on the new store:

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 8, 2013 at 2:07pm


Have you pmed Joshua Ott, who is the new Editorial Director and I believe is responsible for the various websites, about your problem with the 3DR store?



Comment by KM6VV on May 7, 2013 at 4:58pm

I am trying to order,

only pre-paid Fed-eX, no UPS or USPS ground.

No PayPal

Now they don't have the cables I wanted to order.

Alan  KM6VV

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 7, 2013 at 4:31pm


You will have to register a new account. I used my same user id and password as here.



Comment by John Moore on May 7, 2013 at 3:55pm

Does this require a new account be created, or will our existing credentials be transferred?



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 7, 2013 at 12:17pm

Hi All,

I have been shifting my rover discussions over to the new ArduPilot Forum:



Comment by John Moore on May 5, 2013 at 8:57pm

I ran my first mission today.  An once in a open field, the GPS worked fairly well.  All in all, very satisfied.



Comment by Austin on May 5, 2013 at 6:44pm


Thank you and I'll let you know if it works!

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 5, 2013 at 3:59pm


How do you have your receiver connected to your APM1.4 and how are you powering your APM1.4? Are you using an Oilpan also?

I am using split power rails on my APM1.4. The BEC in the rover ESC powers the APM output rails and a separate BEC powers the APM input rails and the receiver. You might take a look at the ArduRover Wiki Here is the procedure to split the APM1.4 power rails: Also, don't forget to unsolder jumper S1.

It sounds like your receiver is not getting power from the APM as you have indicated.



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 5, 2013 at 3:52pm


You might get between 1.5 to 3 ft accuracy depending on the weather, clouds tend to reduce the number of sats received, the surrounding physical environment, and just plain luck.




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