Urgent Question: Compatible RC Transmitter and Receiver Systems

(Muhammad Hamed Abdelraziq) #1

Greetings all,

I am working on a huge hexacopter drone and so far, I have been planning to control it by only using Mission Planner. However, for extra safety, I decided to use an RC transmitter for manual override.

I happen to have this RC transmitter controller: https://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM7800

However, I don’t think I have the receiver. I need to buy a new one that is compatible with Pixhawk 2.1 (Black cube). I found this receiver and I need to verify that it will work with the Pixhawk: https://www.banggood.com/AR8000-2_4GHz-8CH-High-Speed-Mini-Receiver-Support-DSM2-DSMX-For-Spektrum-DX7s-DX8-DX9-Satellite-p-1431169.html?gmcCountry=US&currency=USD&createTmp=1&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cpc_elc&utm_content=frank&utm_campaign=pla-mix-us-pc-0626&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtf_tBRDtARIsAIbAKe37qTlffLW-oU3MeUP2FSdkU9HE1xrmYuP2h5Qk7EsKqOl-SGVkh5kaAopeEALw_wcB&cur_warehouse=CN

I am open to any other suggestions about different Receivers that I can use.

If it will work, how do I connect it to Mission Planner and what parameters do I need to configure.

Looking forward to your answers!

Thank you all!
MA

(mako) #2

Hi. looks like there is no SBUS out on that RX ?, sbus is not mandatory but…there is many options of Spektrum compatible receivers. Good luck with your build.

From Cube manual, “Spektrum DSM/DSM2/DSM-X Satellite Receiver
For a Spektrum DSM, DSM2, or DSM-X Satellite receiver, connect to the SPKT port on The Cube.”

You can read about all related info from ardupilot site.

http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-connecting-the-radio-receiver-apm2.html