APM 2.x (APM 2.6 and later) are no longer supported for Copter, Plane or Rover. The last firmware builds that fit on this board are Copter 3.2.1, and Plane 3.3.0, and Rover 2.5.1. NAVIO+ PX4FMU Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Kit
Rover runs on the Pixhawk and a number of other supported autopilot boards. This is the platform that won the 2013 and 2014 Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition ! That said, Rover is far more than just a toy - it is already being used in numerous applications (you can see a few examples including agricultural automation in our Video Demos ).
Motor Driver Types¶. At least three different Motor Driver (aka ESC) types are supported which allows using ArduPilot with most motor drivers. The MOT_PWM_TYPE parameter should be used to ensure the output from the autopilot board matches the input required by the motor driver. “Normal” is the most common and involves sending PWM values normally between 1000 and 2000 (1ms ~ 2ms)
This article describes the main components of a Rover system, including the ground vehicle, autopilot hardware, and the software/firmware. Rover Components ¶ While it is is possible to build a vehicle with Rover from scratch we highly recommend starting from an existing RC vehicle (this comes with a frame, escs and power supply).
The ArduRover firmware assumes that you are using the right joystick for both throttle (elevator channel) and the steering (roll channel). Here is a skid steering wiring diagram that uses a PX4IO board but the servo outputs to the motors are the same. However you might need to use Servo 2 instead of Servo 3. You will have to experiment. Regards, TCIII AVD. ennalta (Ennalta) June 23, 2017, 7 ...
The firmware is the code that runs on the board. There are many different firmware bases to choose from. Depending on what code you load, you can use the APM to control fixed wing aircraft, multi rotors, helicopters and also ground rovers. APM Software. APM software is the program that runs on your PC, it is used to load the firmware, and change the settings on your APM board. You can also use ...
Loading Firmware¶ These instructions will show you how to download the latest firmware onto the autopilot using the Mission Planner ground station,which already has ArduPilot firmware installed . See Loading Firmware onto boards without existing ArduPilot firmware.
Loading Firmware. QGroundControl desktop versions can install PX4 Pro or ArduPilot firmware onto Pixhawk-family flight-controller boards. By default QGC will install the current stable version of the selected autopilot, but you can also choose to install beta builds, daily builds, or custom firmware files. QGroundControl can also install the firmware for SiK Radios and PX4 Flow devices ...
Ardupilot is comprised of several parts, vehicles and boards. The list below contains the people that regularly contribute to the project and are responsible for reviewing patches on their specific area. See also the list of developers with merge rights. Andrew Tridgell: Vehicle: Plane, AntennaTracker; Board: APM1, APM2, Pixhawk, Pixhawk2, PixRacer
There are loads of different flight controller projects out there. Each usually focus on some specific hardware, technology or aims. In this article, we have composed a master list of all of the flight controller firmware and software out there, along with a few comments about each of them.
Last year I made a list of things that I resolved to do--I'll use that list again this year--it's still as good as new.