This is my first post so I apologize in advance if I don’t follow proper forum etiquette.
I’m using a PixHawk with a 3DR GPS to drive a skid steer controlled rover. When under radio pass through control, it only goes forward and turns - it can’t drive in reverse. Is there a setting that I can change to fix this? Also, is it possible to drive in reverse under autonomous control?
It sounds like your motor ESCs have forward only.
All RC Car ESCs have both forward and reverse and a neutral at 1500us.
Maximum forward speed is at 2000us and maximum reverse speed is at 1000us.
When you calibrated your Throttle channel, did it go from ~1000 to ~2000 or does it have a middle position at 1500 with a low at ~1000 and a high of ~2000?
No there is no reverse available in the Autonomous Mode.
It goes from ~1000 to ~2000 without a middle position. A friend was using this equipment with different transmitter settings a while back. He managed to trick the the transmitter settings by only pushing the stick forward, left, and right (no reverse) during calibration. Is there a better way to get reverse mode under manual control?
Thanks for all your help!
You really need an ESC that has a neutral at 1500 and max forward at 2000 and max reverse at 1000 if you want to do it right and not have any hassles.