I have read the wiki and just want to make sure I am understanding it correctly.
The model I am using is the first gen kickstarter Lidar-lite model - now referred to as the pre feb 2015 version.
There is an issue with using the I2C protocol with this version of the lidar-lite, therefore I need to connect via PWM.
Does this mean I no longer need to add the filter bank as described in the I2C communication section? Or do I need to build it anyway? My hunch is that I only need to do this step if using I2C communication.
The wiki is a little confusing on this point as initially it says not to use the I2C communication option due to its inherent faults but then further down it says if you have a pre feb 2015 model you need to build the filter bank for it to work.
I will use the PWM method, which seems pretty straightforward with a resister over the mode signal and earth.
The pixhawk will be powered from a 5v 2amp BEC onboard one of ESC's. Do I need to add the zener diode/resister combo to smooth out any spikes? I have read it is important do so in the plane wiki/other diyd posts, or is that only if your driving servo's from the output rail?
Thanks for your help,