Trolling Motor

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This articles describes how to set-up a trolling motor for use with Rover

What To Buy

Connecting and Configuring

  • Remove the upper handle and control section of the motor to expose the positive and negative leads
  • Connect the motor leads to the M1 terminals of the brushed motor controller
  • Connect the motor controller’s RC input to the appropriate RC output from the flight controller (i.e. RC Output 3 for a Separate Steering and Throttle vehicle)
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  • Test the motor moves in the correct direction using the Mission Planner’s Motor Test page (see Motor and Servo configuration wiki page). If the motor spins in the incorrect direction then reverse the black and red wires connecting the motor driver to the motor or change the SERVO3_REVERSED parameter (assuming motor controller is connected to flight controller’s RC Output 3)
  • If the motor does not spin at full speed try lowering SERVO3_MIN and/or increasing SERVO3_MAX (assuming motor controller is connected to flight controller’s RC Output 3)
  • If the motor moves slowly forwards or backwards when it should be stopped then adjust SERVO3_TRIM (assuming motor controller is connected to flight controller’s RC Output 3)