I have a x-cell gasser heli,it has been setup and flies without the ardu pilot. I have decided to install my APM2
1.) and cant seem to get the pitch servo to function.
2.) i need the APM2 to be transparent as in my TX do all the mixing.
i have searched the forums/google etc. all point to a flybarless electric heli which doesnt have throttle controls, where as i require a throttle control linked with pitch control,
any guides etc will be appreciated, please be advised, i have no coding experinced at all on arduino.
X-Cell Gasser Pro2
90deg Swashplate and Flybar with (Elevator), (Aileron), (Pitch)
Throttle servo & Rudder servo.
TX - Futaba T8FG
RX - Futaba R6008HS
RX | APM-IN | APM-OUT
1. | 1 | 1 ROLL
2. | 2 | 2 ELEVATOR
3. | 3 | 3 THROTTLE SERVO
4. | 4 | 4 RUDDER/YAW - GYRO IN
5. | 5 | 5 GYRO GAIN
6. | 6 | 6 COLLECTIVE PITCH
7. | 7 | 7 OPEN/SPARE
8. | 8 | 8 OPEN/SPARE
Current APM Planner ver 1.1.91 using ArduCopter V2.5.5 Heli
We need a little more info. Does this heli have CCPM mixing or mechanical mixing?
If you are trying to pass through all the channels, such as have the throttle on 3, it's not going to work.
Hi, thanx for quick reply.
im ver new to the rc heli field, the heli is about &yrs old, purchased as a used machine.
i believe the swash is not CCPM, but H1 ( i think mechanical ) as per speaking to the agents.
Ok, so first thing is you will need to set the swash type to H1 in Mission Planner.
Have you read the wiki?
It doesn't cover H1 setup, but it's not too hard. Put all the inputs as shown. For the servos, you'll be plugging the collective pitch servo into channel 3.
yes i have read the wiki, many times, but it doesnt have info for the Nitro/Gasser heli's but more targeted at the electric flybarless.
i have setup everything, H1 in mp,
my tx can control everything via the apm2 correctly, except pitch.
i require the heli to fly totally autonomous so it must control the throttle too.
heli will be used for search & rescue out at sea, so full control is critical
i have even looked at the following as per APM2
When you say Pitch, do you mean collective pitch, or "elevator"?
You're in luck, as I'm just finishing up code to give APM full control over the throttle. It should be avalailable in a week or so.
yes thanx, the collective pitch.
will you be able to provide us with a wiring diagram for the new code please.
most appreciated for your feedback, i believe we have a 8hr time zone difference as im in south africa.
Have there been any developments on the software to help me yet?
thanx in advance.
Any news on the above mentioned code?
Seems like this topic gone stagnant?
Unfortunately, this is not a great place to be posting as I don't look at it and I'm very busy. I just happened to catch this in the recent events feed.
Please open a discussion in this forum, and I'll try to help:
So what is the current status?
Collective Pitch Out on the APM is channel 3. It has to be that way, so try plugging that servo into 3.