I’m beginning work on an arduino controlled RC plane and I’m having a problem…
I salvaged a 6ch receiver and transmitter from an RC Heli. I’m using pulseIn to read the PWM signals from the receiver and mapping them to control the servos / ESC for the motor.
I have managed to get two channels working, both from the right hand stick on the controller. I’m using these as the elevator / rudder. However the value of pulseIn on these channels changes when I move the left hand stick (Throttle)…
My only explanation is, as this equipment was designed for Heli’s, as the throttle is increased the tail rotor speed needs to be increased…is this right??? Does this mean that I cant get a separate signal from the left hand stick??
If anyone has any experience with RC heli’s and their transmitters/receivers, I would appreciate any help.
This is the equipment: