Learning a Mission

Missions can be created by driving the vehicle around intermittently recording the vehicle’s position as a waypoint by toggling the channel 7 switch.

Tip

This is just one way to create a mission on Rover. Alternatively you can plan a mission using Mission Planner or some other GCS.

If using version 3.2 (or higher) this can be accomplished by doing the following:

  • set the Auxiliary Function Switch to “Save Waypoint” by setting CH7_OPTION to “1”
  • wait for a good position estimate (i.e. LED will turn green)
  • drive the vehicle around in any mode except Auto.
  • when the vehicle is at a position that you would like to record as a waypoint, toggle the auxiliary function switch high (and then return to low)
  • after recording all points, check the mission by connecting with a ground station and then download all waypoints. If using the Mission Planner go to the Flight Plan screen and press the “Read WPs” button.

To then drive the mission, switch the vehicle into Auto.

Deprecated instructions for Ver 3.1 (and lower)

If using version 3.1 (or lower):

  • setup Learning as a mode on the RC Transmitter Mode Swithc
  • wait for a good position estimate (LED will become green)
  • drive the vehicle around in Learning mode
  • when the vehicle is at a position that you would like to record as a waypoint, toggle the auxiliary function switch high (and then return to low)
  • after recording all points, check the mission by connecting with a ground station and then download all waypoints. If using the Mission Planner go to the Flight Plan screen and press the “Read WPs” button.

To then drive the mission, switch the vehicle into ref:Auto <auto-mode>.

Note

In Rover-3.1 (and earlier) you can erase the mission stored in the rover by toggling the CH7 switch while in Manual mode.