Serial 5 not working

Hi,

I need to connect the storm32 controller to the serial port 5 of the pixhawk in order to control the gimbal using the RC.

I have tried with two different pixhawk and I am not able to carry out this task.

Configuring serial ports 4 and 5 with the storm32 gimbal serial protocol and with baudrate 115, port 4 works correctly and I am able to move the gimbal but not on port 5.

I am wondering if the serial port 5 of the pixhawk is ready for this, since it does not work for me in any of my two pixhawks.

I am using the latest version of arducopter 3.4.6 Hexa and mission planner 1.3.45


My real problem is that, due to the great integration of systems in the pixhawk, I do not have enough serial ports to connect some of them, such as gimbal, is there any way to solve this problem?

Thank you very much.

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  • That's good to know!

    Can you tell me how to disable the nuttx console and use it as a normal serial port? I can't find much info about this on google.

    I have SERIAL5_PROTOCOL set to 8 (SToRM32 Gimbal Serial) and SERIAL5_BAUD to 115 (115200), but it seems it's not enough. Maybe I'm missing something.

    Thanks!

  • Serial 5 is the nuttx console, you'd need to disable it to use for something else.
    CANBus for some peripherals might be worth you looking into, to free uart's
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