I've successfully completed the build of a Skywalker 1880, and it's almost ready to go, however, I'm struggling with how to setup the aileron mapping.

I'm using the Pixhawk with latest ArduPlane build 3.4.0. ESC is a E-Flite 60A/1250kV motor, micro-mini servos on the wings, 10g's in the rear. RX/TX combo is DSM2. Powered up, things are working, but not tuned, just default settings.

Here's the question: The ailerons go into Pin 1 of the Pixhawk, others are all right (2 for elev, 3, throttle, 4, rudder). Do I need a special Y-Cable for the ailerons? And, do they need to be reversed as to not send that same input direction (therefore leading to a flap dynamic), or no? Totally baffled by this, and nowhere in the Plane setup guides does it tell you this... 

Thank you in advance, it is much appreciated!

CR

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  • 3D Robotics

    Yes, ailerons are usually controlled with a Y-cable connected to Output 1

    • Thanks for the reply, Chris. Just a standard splitter, like this? Assuming when rudder mix is setup, everything will work as planned?

      • 3D Robotics

        Yep, that's it. When you do the setup, make sure you get the directions of everything right. Remember that you have to first set the normal/reverse directions in your RC transmitter (for manual flight) and then make sure that the autopilot has the correct directions, too (for auto flight). Details are here

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