I wanted to say that this has been a fun ride so far. I've been able to research and figure out most of my problems by reading the forum and triple checking the instructions on the wiki.
However, there are a few gaps in my understanding and it would be awesome if some more experienced builders could help me understand.
As far as I know I think I have successfully loaded the code onto the APM. I can connect to configurator and see the little bars moving around. I have not connected the motors or ESCs because my battery is still in the mail. Per the instructions the next step would be the transmitter adjustment.
I have a Spektrum DX7 and I'm a still a little unclear how to connect it based off of the instructions.
First off, can I connect the AR7000 to the APM without the motors, ESCs or battery connected and work with it in configurator? Will the APM power the AR7000 Receiver?
Secondly, the AR7000 has 3 rows of pins. Does it matter which row I connect to?
Same thing with the APM. There are 3 rows of pins. Which row should the AR7000 be connecting to? (if I was looking at the APM with the shield on top)
(here is a picture of the inputs on the AR7000)
I know this is a long post, but basically I just need a little more info on how to properly connect the RX and TX, and what to watch out for. Any help would be appreciate.