Friday, February 19, 2010

Manual Override

After getting the control signal to the servos it was time to read it back. In this case, reading and deciphering the channel reserved for airplane's landing gear (extreme low or extreme high - off or on) to use it as an manual override over what or who is controlling the plane:

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Successful test, lights on when I'm in control (signals passes from the receiver directly to servos) or lights off when it's flying on it's own (any signal from receiver is ignored in favor of control over the serial input).

Also the first time the whole set was powered on it's own on board power:

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