Hello to ALL, the new firmware for APMRover v2 has been tested successfully on my rover on may 1st, 2012 on full autonomous reco mission following a navigation plan. This new release of the APMRover v2 works on the APM v1.4 with the OilPan shield (magnetometer + MT3329 GPS) and also of course on the APM v2. The previous version of the APMRover v1.0 was a light size version specially designed for the APM1280 CPU (only) board and the MT3329 GPS.
For the frame, I have used a Traxxas Monster Jam Grinder with a brushed and high power motor Titan 12T and its XL-5 ESC.
The APMrover UGV is able to run itself following a list of recorded waypoints. The waypoints list (FPL) can be preloaded with the APM Mission Planner OR better in live, recorded by the pilot himself (with the SW7) during a manual run and then replayed in a full autonomous mission.
The firmware APMrover2 for APM v1 + OilPan or APM v2 successfully tested can be downloaded HERE
The APMrover v2 is also online on the official ArduPilot-Mega GIT repository HERE
Below the PID setup for the APMrover v1 and v2:
The light firmware APMrover1 for APM v1 (CPU 1280 or 2560) that I have tested can be downloaded HERE
Here's how to connect your cables:
More infos at: http://diydrones.com/profile/JeanLouisNaudin
Have Fun and Enjoy with the APMrover...