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nickthecook replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"I tried to program the mixes on my DX6i to control the motors using differential steering, but it seems that either can't be done on a DX6i or it's beyond my ability. I ended up not using Rover, but sticking an arduino between the receiver…"
Aug 25
Gordon Freeman replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"I ended up using a regular "quad" firmware. Then I hooked up just my 2 ESCs/motors/fans (1 CW, 1 CCW) to only 2 of the APM motor outs. I forget the order as it took some experimenting to get the right reaction for yaw. It worked but the…"
Aug 11
nickthecook replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"Hmm... that's not good. I'm trying to find a similar solution as the OP - I'm also trying to use aircraft ESCs. Does that mean that when I've just armed, and my throttle is at 0, Rover thinks I'm in full reverse? Is this…"
Aug 10
nickthecook replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"Gordon, I'm trying to do a similar thing (airboat with differential steering), and I've observed the same behaviour (one motor responds as expected to throttle; the other seems to have an offset where the input needs to be quite high…"
Aug 10
Gordon Freeman replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"I'm trying to make a dual motor/prop ground hovercraft (not exactly, but basically). I'm pretty sure I want "tank/skid steer controls" I would prefer to use a standard ground radio, but can't seem to figure out the mixing,…"
Jun 28
CI replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"I was able to get the motors working now with the transmitter and ESCs. Now I am wondering where in the code or mission planner I can change the output to the motors so I can use motors 4 and 3 (meaning outputs 4 and 3 from the APM) instead of 1 and…"
Sep 20, 2015

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"@CI, Yes, you can do it that way, but you will need help from Grant Morphett to setup that configuration as I have not used aircraft ESCs for my Rovers even the ones with skid steering. I really recommend using car ESCs as you can see the…"
Sep 20, 2015
CI replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"Yes but based on the Wiki here says "If however, you are not using a RC car motor controller (ESC) but rather a regular aircraft motor controller (ESC), which typically does not have a reverse function, you can put the throttle on the left…"
Sep 20, 2015

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to CI's discussion Skid Steer Setup in the group ArduRover User Group
"@Cl, You do understand that the ArduRover firmware is expecting an ESC that is designed for a car and not a plane/quad. A car ESC has the throttle neutral at 1500us with full forward at 2000us and full reverse at 1000us. A plane/quad ESC has…"
Sep 20, 2015
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Skid Steer Setup

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 SkidSteerOutput enabled.When Rover is powered 1 motor initializes and then 5-10 sec later the second motor initializes but when the throttle is increased 1 motor will spin from 0-100% throttle but the second motor will start spinning from ~60-100%I have found that one way to get both motors to spin…See More
Sep 19, 2015

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