Dear APM:Rover Community:
This is my first post. I am currently in the process of “leading” a group of twenty five college student in the construction of APM:Rover platforms, (and of course, I have never do it my self)
I have read the vast majority of the APM:Rover manual. Reading and comprehension may be to different things. The following is the list of components we will be integrating to build the base Skid Steer Platform:
Wild Thumper 6X Platform
PixHawk autopilot loaded with 2.4.7 version of APMRover firmware
RoboClaw 2X30 Motor Controller
Turnigy 9X Transmitter using the stock 9X8Cv2 Receiver connected to the PixHawk with the 3DR PPM Encoder
3DR Telemetry Kit
There will be a total of seven platforms built for the class. Five student teams, one Faculty/GTA platform, and my personal platform.
I am trying to avoid the Gotchas associated with the above configuration. Any advise is welcome. If there is a better location for this post, please tell me and I will move it.
I am currently having difficulty understanding to proper setting for establishing the 6 Mode switching capabilities for a AMP:Rover platform. I have found a number of sets of Turnigy 9X setup instructions on the DIYDrone community pages.
Turnigy 9x switch mode setup for ArduPilot Mega
diydrones.com/forum/topics/turni … mode-setup
Configuring Turnigy 9x with arducopter
diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/con … arducopter
Getting Six Modes Out of Your RC Transmitter
Getting Six Modes on Your RC Transmitter
Mode Switch Setup for Turnigy 9x
diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/mod … -turnigy-1
I am a little confused. Which of the above should I follow to set up our Turnigy 9X transmitters to work with a Pixhawk 2.4.7 APM:Rover build.
Thank you for you help.