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ardurover firmware

Started this discussion. Last reply by ben Jan 16, 2013. 2 Replies

--the firmware on the mission planner doesnt work with my board not sure why. my board is rctimer lil cheaper version.the arduplane firmware works fine no probs at all. i dont want to add the board…Continue

apm2.5 powering the unit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Böhm Mar 28, 2013. 15 Replies

im just wondering where can i soldering + and - (6v)onto the board to power the whole.unit. i would b getting the power from sabertooth motor controller.

 

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Angelo NG replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"In that case, since your transmitter is that sophisticated, may I suggest using an expo for manual control? Its set on your radio. What it does is models your throttle curve after an exponential meaning that if you give it a little stick…"
Nov 6, 2014
James Barry replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"This is unrelated and I am new to the forums....Ive got a rover thats actually an offroad dune-buggy type car.  How do I set up the APM to allow me to have forward and reverse (Im using a Turnigy 9x tx.) and the stock rc car ESC that came with…"
Nov 5, 2014
ben replied to Tawanda's discussion Ardu rover will not go to waypoints, only one motor working in the group ArduRover User Group
"How small of a waypoint did you make ? Reset all automatic settings because manual works fine, change waypoint to larger scale. Ive had this problem before forget how i fixed."
Jun 17, 2014
ben commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"@emile you just have make a mission up like add a few dots make a sqaure in mission planner and that should fix your hold problem"
Apr 29, 2014
ben commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Perhaps wen u choose that certain option with loading parameters there are none to load ? What about saving some paras first then load ? Just sm ideas."
Apr 8, 2014
ben commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Hi emile, maybe update mp....im not at home so cant see...do u go online first ? Or r u disconnected ?"
Apr 8, 2014
ben replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"And im using a power module to power everything. My battery is big...3300mah...3s1p.... but shdnt matter with the module to convert it down."
Dec 15, 2013
ben replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"My transmitter is turnigy 9x"
Dec 15, 2013

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"@ben, I am here every day. You need to check the comment wall. If some other member answers your questions that is the way it is supposed to be. We all help each other out with our issues. Regards, TCIII ArduRover2 Developer"
Dec 15, 2013

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"@Ben, You need to calibrate your ESC to your transmitter's throttle joystick. Check the instructions that came with the car to see what they have to say about calibrating the car's ESC to your transmitter's throttle…"
Dec 15, 2013
ben replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"And long time no see thomas how have u been?"
Dec 15, 2013
ben replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"Before i put the ardupilot on i tested the car out and it flew ....so i thought with the arupilot i cd control the speed. But nothing"
Dec 15, 2013
ben replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"Apm channel is normal...1 and 3...i got the mode 1 transmitter ...left stick is throttle center stick right stick isnt free moving u can move and it stays ."
Dec 15, 2013
ben replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"I havnt tried auto...only manual. Iv edited the pitch curv to enable the 3 mode switchon turnigy.iv edit the curve on both but stil nothing...the speed does ramp up a bit. But really quick.dead band nt sure bout that....calibrated esc to transmitter…"
Dec 15, 2013

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to ben's discussion throttle control. in the group ArduRover User Group
"@ben, Are you having this throttle problem in the Manual Mode or the Auto Mode. Also, which APM output channel do you have your ESC hooked to? Are you using the elevator joystick as the throttle input to the APM or what? You might setup an…"
Dec 15, 2013
ben added 2 discussions to the group ArduRover User Group
Dec 15, 2013

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At 3:13pm on February 19, 2013,
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Thomas J Coyle III
said…

@ben,

When I shut my rover down, I kill the power to the Sabertooth first, because I am not using the Sabertooth BEC to power my APM1.4, then turn off the APM, which is powered by a separate battery/BEC, and then my R/C transmitter.

If you are using the Sabertooth BEC to power the APM, then turning off the Sabertooth will shut both of them down. With no power to the Sabetooth, the motors should not keep on running. Do you have a switch in the battery line connected to the Sabertooth so you can remove battery power from the Sabertooth?

Regards,

TCIII

At 3:34pm on February 19, 2013,
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Thomas J Coyle III
said…

@ben,

I have noticed that if I shut my transmitter off with the APM and receiver still on, the receiver output stays at the last received joystick/switch positions which are the center values for the joystick and the manual mode for the 3-way switch. The receiver also shows a loss of signal. I am using Spektrum equipment.

I do not understand why the APM is not sending the neutral position signal (1500) to the Sabertooth upon loss of the transmitter signal. Do you have a receiver tester so that you can look at the ouput of the APM steering and throttle signals when you shut down the transmitter?

Regards,

TCIII

At 4:18pm on February 19, 2013,
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Thomas J Coyle III
said…

@ben,

I am using an APM1.4/Oilpan so I cannot duplicate your configuration. What brand of R/C equipment are you using? Also, what version of the ArduRover2 code are you using? The last version that JLN produced was version 2.20b. I am presently using the latest version of the ArduRover v2.30 alpha code from the GitHub.

Regards,

TCIII

At 12:47pm on February 20, 2013, ben said…
flysky rc equipment
ardurover code 2.20b
i mite upload the.latest n.double.chek.it.
At 5:29am on February 21, 2013,
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Thomas J Coyle III
said…

@ben,

I am not that familiar with that part of the code so I cannot help you out there. Linus might be able to help you, but he will be out of town for about a week.

Regards,

TCIII

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