I have seen a lot of discussion about the need to update the PPM firmware for Futaba Radios. As I just received my first APM 30 days or so ago- and I am an new to APM, I have some questions:
Can I see want version of the decoder firmware I have on my APM before I upgrade the firmware as seemingly recommended?
I will be using a T8FG Rx and either the Futaba R66008 HS or R617FS Rx depending on what I find out here about what Rx is best. Currentely I am planning to use PWM outputs ( One lead per channel) unless advised otherwise. A bit confused here as R6008HS has a" DATA" port and standard servo outputs., but I have never used S-Bus as it's kind of new to me and I not even sure if the 'DATA" port is usable on this Rx or is the S-Bus output.
All I have done so far is to pug the APM into my PC, launch Mission Controller and calibrate the radio, all with the APM setting on the bench. Was surprised to see that the MP Map showed my den as the location ( ubox) so that seems working OK ! I just wanted to see if it survived shipping. I plan to install later into multicopter, but it will be a few weeks before I have a chance to do so. I have been reading the Boards and would like to thank all of you on your sharing of information. Amazing work from all.
I am sure I will have many other (stupid) questions as I continue my quest to make this all work.
Thanks, in advance,
P.S. Been flying RC since 1970, so kind of used to "issues". AND my stupidly-and crashes!