Nathan Jones
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Nathan Jones replied to Robert Kyamoto's discussion Rover goes in tight circles when in Auto and RTL mode. Error Compass Variance Alert. in the group ArduRover User Group
"I've noticed if I let the Pixhawk do the mixing the power is decreased, especially in turns. I remember reading somewhere that it's coded to decrease power by 50% on each side for turns. I haven't found the right combination to make…"
Jan 25
Andre Luiz replied to Nathan Jones's discussion Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth in the group ArduRover User Group
"Hi, I'm having the same problems Nathan described. My sabertooth is configured different: DUUDUD In AUTO mode only 1 motor being powered resulting in death circles and Rover not going to a waypoint, but off in an total different direction. In…"
Jan 16
Anders Wikstrom replied to Nathan Jones's discussion Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth in the group ArduRover User Group
"The sabertooth DIP Switch wizard is the same for all Sabertooth"
Jan 6, 2016
Nathan Jones replied to Nathan Jones's discussion Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth in the group ArduRover User Group
"Would any of the above impact auto mode, or just manual? It seems like in auto mode it shouldn't make a difference what the RCMAP parameters are in regards to the receiver? Shouldn't in auto the communication just be between the…"
Jan 5, 2016

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to Nathan Jones's discussion Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth in the group ArduRover User Group
"@Nathan, If memory serves me right, the Pixhawk skid steering outputs were on Servo Output pins 1 and 2, but I was using a Spektrum Satellite Receiver on the Pixhawk Spektrum input and not a Futaba receiver on the SBus input. The RCMAP parameters…"
Jan 5, 2016
Nathan Jones replied to Nathan Jones's discussion Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth in the group ArduRover User Group
"As for my parameter list it's a clean install over Rover without any changes right now. I wiped it clean in anticipation of getting the new sabertooth and starting over.  Now Anders comment raised my eyebrows. Are you telling me…"
Jan 5, 2016
Anders Wikstrom replied to Nathan Jones's discussion Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth in the group ArduRover User Group
"For skid steering the motors should be connected to Output 1 and 3! Try this. It works perfectly for me. I ran a self built rover a lot last summer with MP routes.The Sabertooth is controlled by jumpers and does not EVER change behavior unless you…"
Jan 5, 2016

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to Nathan Jones's discussion Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth in the group ArduRover User Group
"@Nathan, Please provide your full parameter list as a text file to assist with troubleshoot your navigation issue. The Sabertooth Motor Controller should be configured in the independent mode. You might try checking the "reverse" box on…"
Jan 4, 2016
Nathan Jones added a discussion to the group ArduRover User Group
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Standard Settings for PixHawk Rover Skid Steering + Sabertooth

I'm trying to get a new rover up and running and keeping hitting bumps...and also my head on the wall! Please help before this beast runs me over lol!Overview: -200lb custom built steel frame rover. It resembles a very small UPS truck. -Casters up front, 2 independent 750w rear motors-2x60 Sabertooth controller-Pixhawk-Futaba RxTx system-915mz telemetry-5.8ghz video transmissionAs for what we have tried:-Setup as a rover in Mission Planner. -Right hand stick controls everything great in Manual…See More
Jan 4, 2016

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Rover + x8 is my current line up!
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