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Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« on: November 25, 2015, 09:16:54 pm »
Hi
my first post and I am a noobie to quads.
I have nearly finished my Robocat 270 (two flty esc's delaying completion) and I am trying to get prepared for adjusting pid's on the fly. I want to use the knob on my xm (labled aux3).
On xm I have altered in switch select to be aux1,  and in gcs  config/input tab have allowed channel 6 as PWM and to accessory 0.

When I do transmitter setup wizard I get no response on accessory 0 when I turn the knob!!

What am I missing ????


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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 10:18:45 pm »
Hi,

Are you using the PWM so all wires (one wire per channel input) connected to Receiver ?

Be sure you setup your radio as needed, put a servo on receiver output to test or monitor output in your radio.

Redo transmitter wizard

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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 10:59:41 pm »
Hi,

Are you using the PWM so all wires (one wire per channel input) connected to Receiver ?

Yes to above and xm monitor shows aux1 responding to knob !!

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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 06:23:49 pm »
If there is receiver output change and something connected on it (input wire), transmitter wizard should detect automatically when it ask you to move the accessory0.

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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 06:34:11 pm »
It does not detect any input.

I have tested receiver with servos and all channels work including CH5  as three position flight mode and CH6 as variable controlled by knob.
I have also checked continuity of the wire for CH 6 connection into cc3d.

I must be missing something in setups of the cc3d.

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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 06:44:00 pm »
when you follow Tx wizard the last channel (Aux/accessory0) is not detected ?

throttle, Pitch/Roll/Yaw/flightmode are ok ?

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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2015, 06:54:24 pm »
Please post your config file:
File > export Uav settings

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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 02:04:30 pm »
Thanks f5soh I have located my problem to be a bent pin on the cc3d receiver input socket resulting in no channel 6 input.
All works OK now.

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Re: Setting up DX8 xm to use rotating knob as TX PID input
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2015, 02:59:25 pm »
Good news :P