"Well, HERE WE ARE YET ANOTHER YEAR LATER...
I would also very much like to get some reliable information about how to best configure a 3-channel model like the regular Radian with an FC running APM, for instance.
C'mon... Someone, somewhere…"
"HERE IT IS FOUR YEARS LATER...
Me? I'm in the same boat:
I want/need to use my beloved APM 2.8's (I have several of them) in a Horizon Radian XL (2.6 m wingspan, 3 channel system), but each attempt/permutation has been…"
"I have a similar situation, except that I have ailerons, but no rudder. Any suggestions on how to make this work? I'm only interested in getting autoleveling and stabilization. My preferred mode of operations is fly by wire or…"
I would like to raise a related question here. I'm flying an EasyStar like plane without ailerons
and have connected the rudder to the aileron ports.
My first waypoint flight by no wind this weekend gave a deviation of up to 30m for…"
"Second for Rana's answer. You hook the rudder to the aileron input and output of the apm - the rudder channel will be unconnected on the apm board on both sides. This is how I've run my 3 channel supercub with great success.…"
For a three ch fixed wing plane like a glide, aileron channel of the APM is to be connected to the rudder servo of the plane, that's what I have bee doing since years.
Stabilization in the roll axis will be achieved via rudder.…"
"use like configuring a 4 channel plane. just do not connect the aileron. since your plane does not have aileron so it does not needs stabilization on roll axis. it would stabilize only on pitch axis using elevator. second option is you can add…"
Thanks, well.. i probably could fit some ailerons but i rather want to go fly ;) I'ts a trainer with quite a bit of 'v' in the wing so it should be quite roll stable on its own.
Anyway, i'll try to hook it all up and…"
Someone else correct me if i'm wrong, but You'll need ailerons for full stabilisation in roll. Pitch stabilisation will be achievable, however using the rudder to stabilise roll and yaw is going to be difficult.
if its a gas…"
I seem to only find instructions for 4 channel or "elevon" setups. i have a 3-ch (elevator, rudder, gas) plane and would like to run ardupilot in "stabilize" mode.I have ardupilot 2.5Thanks :)/FrederikSee More