Hello everyone! I'm new here and I'm looking for some help regarding my project. In a nutshell, I am building an bluetooth controlled quad copter (Ariel drone) and need some help with a pwm signal I need to output from the arduino. I am driving a flight control board that first takes in a pwm signal (from originally an RC transmitter) than converts these 4 channels into the logic needed to control each electronic speed control to power the motors. I have an RC transmitter that I was able to hook up to an oscilloscope to analyze the outputs. Basically, there is a neutral, full right, and full left position. Here is what I found the output was.
So basically, you can see that at rest, the "on" time is ~ 1.5ms and the left and right "on" time is +- ~.5ms. From what I found, this is close to the industry RC standard.
I need some guidance on how I should go about programming this. My PS3 controller outputs a value from 0-255, 0 being full left, and 255 being full right. Basically, this 0-255 value needs to be interpreted into these desired waveforms. I have tried multiple different arduino library functions such as write microsecond, but I cant get reverse (left) with this! I need to be able to mimic these waveforms exactly in order to give my flight control board the proper signal.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!