"Might be even more useful if unarmed it sets low, but armed it does passthrough from Tx - then could be used for gov/elec motor control. Rob_Lefebvre said:
Hi Steve, I actually added an official kill switch function for 3.3. Actually, it's called…"
I remember quite awhile back also feeling a bit lost starting to use an APM on a TRex500. There was quite a lot to learn, and the documentation was not always up to date or completely explanatory. Try starting here…"
"I like having ch7 and ch8 for extra flight modes, for example, LAND and RTL.
I see in the Copter 3.3 update notes the new parameter RCx_FUNCTION=30 and I am thinking of using this on chs 9 & 10 to control the main and tail motors and prevent them…"
"Then perhaps one of those T-Motor 8S would run ok on 10S. They do seem to be very well constructed motors - I should hope so at the price. I've got three of different sizes: one on the 500 tail, another for the 600, and one for my…"
"Seems to be. I wonder just how much those extra gears draw for the torque tube setup, might be a significant part of that claimed 25%. Of course, I don't use much power (energy) on the tail compared with aerobatic flying - that may also be a factor…"
That's all good news except for the full negative "landing"! Looks like my timing for finishing the 600 build will neatly coincide with the best AC yet. One important change from the 500 will be: In the mountains here I can easily fly in…"
"I've not seen any definitive arguments against dividing batteries, but just suspect that you might lose some energy when cells of A are lower than cells of B, and B might then charge A with consequent losses. And at the end of a flight the two…"
"I'm just finishing up a TRex600 / PixHawk / DDVP tail for photo/video missions, and expect to start tuning within a few weeks. The machine will use some features of my similarly-configured 500 that seemed worthwhile for such a heli. The 500 used…"
Yes, there's always the problem of finding a small motor that will run on higher S battery. I'm setting up a TRex600 now, it'll be a heavy machine for photo-taking using a low HS with asymmetric SpinBlades, so I'll use just 8S for…"