I've done what research I can but am not getting very far. I've got a Futaba T7 set up with a six position rotary switch and resistors for flight modes and it works well (Futaba Channel 6). I've also got Position 1 (Stabilize) set up for simple with APM2 channel 7 and that works. Is there not some way I can configure Poition 1 to be Stabilize with Simple Mode without having to switch channel 7 on APM2 to high? It is simple enough to do but I'm running out of channels. I would like to have Mode 1 (Switch Position #1) be Stabilize with Simple Mode and Mode 2 (Switch Position #2) be just Stabilize. I need the other receiver channels. 5th for flight modes. 6th for turning on Hexa LED's via a third party interface. And 7 for tilting the camera gimbal for different camera angles as this progresses via my three way switch. I'm out of channels. I thought seven would surely be enough. I got such a good deal on the TX, it doesn't matter but I don't want to upgrade radios now. Thanks.
When you set up the flight modes in the mission planner just check the 'simple mode' box next to it. That makes simple mode permanent for that selection. On my quad I have all flight modes checked to 'simple'. No need for an external switch.
In you case switch position 1-'Stabilize' w/ 'simple' checked. Switch position 2'-Stabilize' /w 'simple' NOT checked.
Thank you. So let me confirm. If I check the simple Mode Box in next to the flight mode, the flight path will fly as per the Simple orientation. I do not have to activate Simple Mode via Channel #7 on the APM2's inputs? It just seemd that in Stabilize Mode I had more control over the Hexa while it maintianed it's level stability. When I activated the APM2's Channel via my radio, it seemed to just follow my right joystick. I supposed I just didn;t understand Simple mode.
Simple mode is just orientation. The quad flys via the right stick like a compass heading reguardless of the yaw. In other word, you don't have to keep up with the 'front' of the quad. Something I could never do and led to many crashes by losing orientation. To test this out I have had my quad in a continious yaw (spinning) while flying to me in a straight line. It still boggles my mind how many readings and computations and outputs to motors it takes to accomplish this feat!
please assign CH7 to do something else other than SIMPLE mode or you will override the checkboxes.