My question is the APM 2.0 and APM planner capable of controlling my bird? Four servos control the pitch of each rotor and the esc will run in the constant RPM mode.
Right now, I have the servos connected respectively to outputs 1-4 and by moving the throttle channel to mid point my blades move to zero pitch. The servos then respond correctly to any motion of the APM. All fine for testing but not correct.
Problem one, when the throttle channel is moved below a certain point, the servos jump to full negative pitch. I assume this is for "motor off"
Problem two, what to do with the esc leads. My power comes from the BEC so kinda need it connected to the output buss. What I want, is to toggle a channel and command the APM to raise the motor RPM to operating speed slowly and hold it.
Problem three, at least for the near future, I doubt I will ever want more than one or two degree of negative pitch and then, only in roll, pitch or collective. For yaw they must stop at zero.
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