Steven McAdam's Discussions (13)

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Dual Servo Ailerons and Pixhawk?

I am currently installing the Pixhawk in a fixed wing dual servo aileron plane (one servo for each aileron).  Is it okay to just mix the two servos through the Pixhawk and leave my controller alone.  I am thinking this is okay, but want to make sure

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Joystick in Mission Planner?

Has anyone successfully used a joystick connected through the Mission Planner?  If so what kind of delay is experienced, in particular as it pertains to fixed wing aircraft?  Is it necessary to always fly in FBW or another mode vs manual?

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UHF Radio Systems

Does anyone have any experience using UHF long range radio systems in conjunction with the Pixhawk?  I would like to hear both the positive and negative and if there was any interference experienced.

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Pixhawk Servo Rail Power

When using a power module with the Pixhawk, is it appropriate to plug several batteries directly to the servo rail using the aux ports?  Secondly, if using 4.8v Nimh batteries is there any need for a Zener diode or regulator?

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Pixhawk or APM 2.6

I would like to hear from all those who have experience with both Pixhawk and APM 2.6.  Many of us have concerns regarding the reliability of Pixhawk since it is the newer of the two system.  Which do you prefer and why?

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Using a UBEC

Currently I am powering the servos on a fixed wing aircraft by simply connecting a 4.8v NiMH battery into the output rails on the APM 2.6. Is this ideal, or should I use a UBEC and use a 2s Lipo?

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Cruise Speed

When using an airspeed sensor how are we suppose to adjust the cruise speed?  Also, the trim to cruise setting in the param file is in cm/s; is that correct?

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