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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

ArduRover/Boat programmer needed

Started by Sportjet. Last reply by Darius Jack on Friday. 14 Replies

Hello,I am looking for a programmer to add a feature to ArduRover or Arduboat and to refine it as my project is developed. The equipment to be used is Pixhawk with 3DR GPS/Compass module. The…Continue

Apm Rover in tractor setup.

Started by Matthew Reimer. Last reply by Grant Morphett Sep 28. 178 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

Skid Steer Setup

Started by CI. Last reply by CI Sep 20. 4 Replies

I am currently trying to reuse old Quadcopter parts to make a small rover. I am setting it up to use skid steer for turning. Everything is set up step by step from the ArduRover Wiki with…Continue

Gps heading versus compass/imu heading

Started by heliboy. Last reply by heliboy Sep 16. 5 Replies

Work continues slowly on my monster robot. One of the problems is that it moves very slowly (2-3 meters/min) and I think it weaves because the gps heading varies a lot when moving slow. I think the…Continue

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 29, 2015 at 4:12pm

Hi All,

For all of you who are chomping at the bit to move up to the next big thing in navigation controllers, I have started a Pixhawk Fire Cape User Group This group will be working with the 4gb Beagle Bone Black (BBB) and the Pixhawk Fire Cape to assist with the various vehicle software compilations and integration.



Comment by Hugues on May 19, 2015 at 12:51pm

Hi Grant, so I tested on RC5 with pass through and servo worked. I found out why it does not work on RC>8 : I forgot my receiver was an 8 channels one and not a 16 channel...oops. 

I still have a comment and request for modification about a misleading info that made me loose a few hours before I found out another mistake I made: RC servo outputs won't work until the safety switch is on. But before I remembered that the safety switch had to be pressed, I was looking at the real time status of RC out channels and it displayed the right PWM values. So I did not understand why the servo was not moving while the PWM out value was moving ! So my suggestion would be to not display the RC Out channels values unless the safety switch is on. (Or to alternatively warn the user that the safety switch is off and should be on).

Comment by Hugues on May 18, 2015 at 1:32pm

Hi Grant, will do and report back. Thx.

Comment by Grant Morphett on May 17, 2015 at 5:06am

@Hugues.  Try configuring the passthrough on RC8 or lower to ensure your configuration is correct and then re-attempt on RC9-RC10.  I believe it should work but its not something I tried.

Thanks, Grant.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 16, 2015 at 4:45am


Could you please start a thread in the Discussion Forum concerning your sensor issue as it will be much easier to help you troubleshoot your issue in a discussion thread.



Comment by Don Pramis on May 16, 2015 at 1:28am

please help...seems my rover left sensor is not Below.

Comment by Hugues on May 14, 2015 at 2:21pm

Thx Grant for the orientation parameters.

Is there an issue with using pass through pwm on RC9-RC10-etc in ardurover ? I tried today pass thru but servo would not move (has a BEV on servo rail). I then tried the car!era gimbal functions, also not moving servos. I tried another BEC, still no servo reaction. 

Comment by Anders Wikstrom on May 13, 2015 at 7:38am

Hi Grant. Yes I have. The Piksi hasn't been very useful until now as it hasn't been stable. With the new release V16 the Pixhawk doesnt manage to read the data correctly.
I will try to contact Niels


Comment by Grant Morphett on May 13, 2015 at 2:55am

Hi Anders.  I haven't setup my Piksi's yet.  Have you read these pages?  They should help.  Otherwise try contact Niels Joubert who wrote the driver.

Thanks, Grant.

Comment by Anders Wikstrom on May 11, 2015 at 11:59am

Changing UART mode in Piksi dont help, Status is 1 and never increase although the Piksi sees many satellites.


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