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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.

TCIII

Discussion Forum

mission planner for android ?

Started by Apostolos. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III 1 hour ago. 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 3 hours ago. 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 on Sunday. 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 May 7, 2013 at 4:31pm

@John,

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

Regards,

TCIII

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?

 

John


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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: http://ardupilot.com/

Regards,

TCIII

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.

 

John

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

@Thomas

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


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

@Austin,

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 http://rover.ardupilot.com/wiki/setup/ Here is the procedure to split the APM1.4 power rails: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/simple-apm-2560-power-hack Also, don't forget to unsolder jumper S1.

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

Regards,

TCIII


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

@John,

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.

Regards,

TCIII

Comment by Austin on May 5, 2013 at 2:47pm

Hello, 

I'm using the APM 1.4 and I am having issues with my radio system. I am using a Spektrum dx6i and the transmitter doesn't seem to connect with the receiver. the light on the receiver doesn't flash at all and I suspect it may not be getting power for some reason. The receiver worked with the APM 2.5, connecting nearly every time, but with the 1.4 it just doesn't seem to  connect. Does anyone have any idea why this is?

Comment by John Moore on May 5, 2013 at 12:27pm

I just posted another question in my build thread, this time about MediaTek GPS accuracy.  Trying to figure out what the expected accuracy is an if I am causing my own problem with the way I have it setup.

 

http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topics/john-s-crawler-drone-build-th...

 

John


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 4, 2013 at 9:22am

For those of you who would like to purchase a GoPro camera and don't need the pricey GoPro3, Costco has the GoPro2 outdoor version with the WiFi backpack for $199 USD. It is not shown on their website. I only saw it in the Costco in Davie, FL. Could be its a local special only.

TCIII

 
 
 

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