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RdlP

Hello, I want to receive signal from RC controller (that I use to flight a quadcopter).

This is the controller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FS-TH9X-2-4Ghz-9CH-Transmitter-w-8CH-receiver-for-R-C-Plane-US-shipping-/162254009633

My question is what sensor I ned to connect to arduine in order to receive the RC controller signal in arduino.

Thanks.

aster94

None, it send an pwm/ppm signal so you are able to read it. It is just software. If you doesn t have a lot of experience see the function pulseIn from the reference

VeryBinary

...and what pin would I use for RF frequency?

that reference uses a pin to read the pulse. Would an xbee work?

My "first" Arduino project will be a RC car purchased, ripped apart, replace everything inside of it with Arduino, better motors, etc,  and eventually loading a NERF dart gun, or an airsoft into it, so ive been researching this same thing. I was about to drop down to Bluetooth, but I would very rather not.

If I got a RF controller for a car or quad(for the extra buttons), could I get one xbee shield and be "set"?

RdlP

None, it send an pwm/ppm signal so you are able to read it. It is just software. If you doesn t have a lot of experience see the function pulseIn from the reference
Yes I know that it uses PPM. But RC controller use a 2.4 GHz to send signals, so I need a 2.4GHz receiver, right? What receiver could I use? Could I use any 2.4GHz receiver or I need a specific receiver?

Thanks.

aster94

Yes I know that it uses PPM. But RC controller use a 2.4 GHz to send signals, so I need a 2.4GHz receiver, right? What receiver could I use? Could I use any 2.4GHz receiver or I need a specific receiver?

Thanks.
in the link you posted there is already the receiver! you don't need nothing more! it is the stuff with the red tube!
ppm signal would be a little bit more tricky to use since it is more compact compared to the pwm

anyway check hobbyking maybe you will find a better price for that rc :)
...and what pin would I use for RF frequency?

that reference uses a pin to read the pulse. Would an xbee work?

My "first" Arduino project will be a RC car purchased, ripped apart, replace everything inside of it with Arduino, better motors, etc,  and eventually loading a NERF dart gun, or an airsoft into it, so ive been researching this same thing. I was about to drop down to Bluetooth, but I would very rather not.

If I got a RF controller for a car or quad(for the extra buttons), could I get one xbee shield and be "set"?
you canìt use a pin for RF. you need a transmitter-receiver

VeryBinary

thank you aster. I figured xbee was rf. I know what to get now.

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