I can't imagine this is the first time this is come up but I promise I have done my due diligence and searched high and low for an answer.
I wrote too much below so I'll rephrase my long post :
"How does one control retractable landing gear with an APM2 through Mission planner?"
My set up so far:
I replaced the APM 2.5 I inherited for a 2.8 (for various reasons including wiring and cracked cases.).. I have set everything up and I appear to be all connected as it was before. It's running version 3.2.1
I am using Ardupilot 220.127.116.11
What I am trying to do:
Add retractable landing gear to the hex (tarot 680). Nothing clever at this point. Up and down would be great.
I missed the point that the 3.3 release that has this included would not run on an APM2 so I have been looking for a way to control the servos with a manual switch on the remote.
Damned if I can work it out.
What I tried:
I am trying to use channel 8 on the TX and this is connect to the gear switch on 9XR TX.
I thought there was a way to pass the pwm out to the RCn out ports but I am failing.
Do I need to go Pixhawk and 3.3 to make this work. I have re-deployed the landing gear I had onto a Flame wheel (I managed to get servo gimbals working on it so I though it would be just as easy :)). SO I can't fly at the moment unless I make the landing gear fixed down (I need to attach a servi0 drive to move it).
My first post so as along as I get as much help as abuse I can handle it.