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Connecting LiPo to output rail

Started May 4 0 Replies

Hi,I'm trying to power 2 servos from the output rail.Is it safe to connect the 2s LiPo directly to the output power rail using a Buck converter (jumper 1 is not connected) and then connect the servos…Continue

Having issues connecting and testing servo to APM 2.6

Started Apr 17 0 Replies

Hello,I've been trying to connect a servo motor to the ardupilot for my project.However, i'm having some issues, as seen in the picture, I've connected the signal wire from the servo to A11 and the…Continue

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Connecting LiPo to output rail

Hi,I'm trying to power 2 servos from the output rail.Is it safe to connect the 2s LiPo directly to the output power rail using a Buck converter (jumper 1 is not connected) and then connect the servos in the correct position?Thank youSee More
May 4
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Having issues connecting and testing servo to APM 2.6

Hello,I've been trying to connect a servo motor to the ardupilot for my project.However, i'm having some issues, as seen in the picture, I've connected the signal wire from the servo to A11 and the other 2 wires to a battery pack (2X AA 1.5V)- is that the issue? (This is just a small servo for testing, the actual servo to be used in the project needs 7.4V and is accounted for with a bigger battery)In mission planner, I've set the "Do_set_servo" for 11 and 10 to 0 as the ardurover guide suggests…See More
Apr 17
Ray Quintana replied to john smith's discussion autonomous rover- no motors, just servo for steering and actuator for braking- rolling down hill in the group ArduRover User Group
"Output 3 but yeah that's how I would do it.  You're a little bit out of my standard R/C car based wheelhouse but I imagine you would get the desired result doing it that way.  Something that big I would have some sort of remote…"
Mar 20
john smith replied to john smith's discussion autonomous rover- no motors, just servo for steering and actuator for braking- rolling down hill in the group ArduRover User Group
"Thanks!!So in terms of wiring, the brakes/actuators should be connected to APM input 3 and then calibrated/set using mission planner? Yeah it's going to be a 20kg racer and the actuators that are going to be used run off 12V, so it seemed…"
Mar 20
Ray Quintana replied to john smith's discussion autonomous rover- no motors, just servo for steering and actuator for braking- rolling down hill in the group ArduRover User Group
"Not too sure about your diagram but I imagine you could use your brake on the throttle channel and just set it so full throttle = brake off and brake applies the brakes as expected.  It looks like you are planning on using some pretty heavy…"
Mar 19
john smith added a discussion to the group ArduRover User Group
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autonomous rover- no motors, just servo for steering and actuator for braking- rolling down hill

The objective is to build an autonomous gravity racer (no motors, just rolling down a hill) to go through several waypoints. Autonomy through GPS and magnetometer.Was wondering if anyone can direct me a little in terms of how the coding to control the brakes for steering around corners, using an actuator, can be implemented.Also, if how the servo and actuators are connected in the attached planned schematic is appropriate.…See More
Mar 19

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