Sorry, I was googling around and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nqr4-cbyvI
Shows there is a new version of the PPM encoder that support native sbus and has a link to the firmware. What I can't figure out is why every were else I look, it says sbus is not supported without an external hw sbus to cppm converter. Can someone set me straight on this? All the posts I could find about lack of Sbus support were from 2012. I have an APM2.5 that I would like to get native sbus support on.
Hello, very interesting solution, I update my APM and it works with my taranis and X8R receiver :)
Only a thing after this upgrade I'm no more able to open the terminal connection i.e. for download flash data logs.
Did somebody seen this behavior ?
Sorry, another ask, where did you took the *.hex file ?
Hi, files seem to be provided from http://www.droneshop.biz/ , please check the following link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-B7PQy0joGrN1JXWkJTRXRxYUk...
In regards to your first question, terminal connections are not available anymore (since 3.2 release). Telemetry logs can now be downloaded via mavlink. Reference I found: http://ardupilot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=10267&p=25282
Any news on this?
I also stumbled across aforementioned video and flashed the hex file onto my HKpilot 2.7 (APM clone) which I had previously running on on a CPPM receiver which I canibalised from my old DJI Phantom v1 quad (and which I used with the phantom remote that came with it).
It seems to work fine, meaning I can see my RX channels moving up and down when I hook up my FrSky X8R and Taranis. However I had the impression the reaction time was slower than with the CPPM phantom remote, so I wanted to switch back to the phantom remote to double-check, only when I tried to do this (swapped X8R out with DJI RX), it was not working anymore, so it seems this hex file breaks/removes CPPM support in favor of SBUS.
I also find it strange that almost 6 months after this post there is still very little to be found on APM SBUS support, to me this fields like a project/experiment someone started, but did not (or was not able to) complete successfully (hence the slow reaction time I noticed?). If this is true this could potentially be buggy code, I'm reluctant to let my quad take off with this, anything could happen...
I've been using it for a while with no issues I noticed (orangeRX SBUS receiver).
You don't need a converter. just new software and a couple of pin jumpers to program your apm. But it does work