I’m an Ardupilot Rover novice.
I want to control a skid steered tank (zero turn mower) using 2 linear actuators
I can’t get my motors to correctly run in Mission Planner motor test
(Note: when I say motors I mean the leds on the motor control board that will drive the linear actuators - no motors are connected)
I’m using a pixhawk 2.4.8
I’m using Misssionplanner 1.3.7 on a windows PC
I’m using a Taranis QX7 Inputs= AETR Mixer= AETR to a X8R receiver
I’m using Ardurover chibios Ardurover v184.108.40.206 standard version Rover
Servo1_function = Throttle Left 73
Servo3_function = Throttle Right 74
PILOT_STEER_TYPE = 1 (two paddles) (I have also tried =0)
Cruise_throttle = 50%
Cruise_speed 2.0 m/s
Mot_thr_max = 100%
Mot_PWM_Type = normal
Radio Calibration: Left stick FB is Throttle, Right stick FB is Pitch
Pixhawk servo outputs: RC Ch 3= left and RC ch 2= right
RC Map: Pitch=2, Roll=1, Throttle=3, Yaw=4
Servos set to Min=1100, Trim=1500, Max=1900
In Manual Mode the left stick successfully operates the left motor and the right operates the right.
(forward stick = forward motor, back stick reverses motor).
In Motor Test at 55% Minimum- pressing Motor D will activate the left motor
In Motor Test at 100% I can’t get the right motor to activate. (Tried C then A & B)
This also seems to be true in Auto mode with a waypoint
The left motor will activate depending on heading but I get nothing from the right motor.
Log file attached: Skid steer 1 10:45 1/10/20
I would appreciate help in getting motors to run or any other advice.