In planner, look for RCx_DZ or something like that. The default value is 30 - this is the size of the deadzone. But be aware that constant input outside of the deadzone will have serious effects (just like using trims to correct for bad autolevel).
Hi, thanks I will look for that. The owner of the copter is an experienced R/C pilot, and so am I... we want the feeling of control from the slightest input on. Automatic stability, we can live without.
The R/C is Futaba 2.4 GHz.
Is it possible to add expo and dual-rates in mision planner,... meaning if you have such a simple 6-ch transmitter that it doesn't have expo or dual-rates?
That could be added, since it's there for pc-joysticks and gamepads, it could be added for simple transmitters? Could be useful. Also for diy-transmitters.
Yes it does make sense to have in the PC software. However making basic RC depend on a working PC is questionable. In the ArduPilot firm there are, as far as I know, no provisions for expo or dualrate.
I happily fly planes without any of that even though my transmitter supports it :) You will have to modify the firmware (probably not so safe or easy), design a gadget that adds these features to the PPM signal on the TX side, get a more advanced RC or fly without.