Greetings all. First post so bear with me, I'll try to make this as descriptive as possible to help a poor soul who follows me down my path of pain. I'm building my first 3DR Y6B UAV and am running into issues calibrating the radio, or at least I think I am. I've searched the bowels of the internet forums looking for a solution, and I've wound up back where I started, which is here.
So here's where I've been in the meantime..
I've got a Spektrum DX7s and AR8000 that appears to be bound (solid orange lights on the transmitter, solid orange lights on the AR8000) although once the AR8000 is disconnected from the power source and plugged into the Pixhawk SPKT/DSM port, the light disappeared. One of the forums said thats ok, so I ignored. Attempted to power on the transmitter, solid orange, but when opening Mission Planner, there were no values on the Radio Endpoint. Read more forums, thought this 6 channel config on the transmitter might make the difference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFzzPWzf94U (nope, but its my current setup), discovered many threads talking of issues with the SPKT/DSM port and AR8000 plus not as great of range, so I ponied up $24 and ordered the PPM encoder.
Wait for part for 12 days....
Plugged in the PPM encoder, fired up the transmitter yet again, went to the Mission Planner Radio Endpoint calibration screen, and this time, values! Smiles filled the room,hHowever, upon attempting to calibrate my still solid orange transmitter and slowly blinking blue PPM encoder, attempts to put the throttle up, down, left, right, anything, resulted in zip.
Smiles faded. Back to forums, back to here.
I'm doing something stupid, I dont know what it is. Please tell me someone here has felt my pain and can get my 3DR Y6 up in the air.
Thanks in advance for the help.