Hi - I would like to be able to use my DX7 properly with APM.
I am using Channel 5 for Flt Mode with the Flt Mode and Rudder switches. I would like to be able to use Channel 6 to operate my Tarot Gimbal - due to arrive any day and to use Channel 7 under APM: Copter Pids in Mission Planner for things like AutoTune.
Currently no switch on the DX7 will operate channel 7 and the Aux 2 switch operates Channel 6 in MP. I would like the Aux 2 Switch to operate channel 7 and some other switch to operate Channel 6. I have an AR7000 receiver and Aux 2 from APM is plugged into Aux 2 channel and Aux 1 is likewise plugged into Aux 1 channel.
I know this is a basic question but I can't seem to dig out the info to help me accomplish this. Appreciate any assistance.
I would buy some wires and simply route the the Aux2 channel straight to the gimbal, without going thru the APM. Theres was a bug last i checked in the APM where pass thru of a channels 7 or 8 didnt actually work. Do a search for "Dupont wires" there are plenty on ebay. They always come in useful for wiring things together such as rx to gimbals etc.
Ok - let me refine my question now that I've played with it a bit more. I have confirmed in my radio that the Aux 2 switch is assigned to Aux 2. The gear switch is assigned to Gear - in the radio. The Aux 2 line from the apm is plugged into the Aux 2 pin in the AR7000 receiver. As a result I would expect the Aux 2 switch to activate channel 7 in the APM but it activates Channel 6. And nothing activates Channel 7. - Hopefully that helps explain it a bit better. Is there someplace in Mission Planner that I configure that?