I have been doing a lot of work recently on a VTOL Bi-copter configuration using X-plane 11 and SITL however there are some serious limitations in X-plane that limit the ability to manipulate the two thrust-vectoring propellers independently of each other. While I can get it to hover half-reasonably, it is playing some havoc with my attempts to tune the transition. Because of this I am considering jumping ship to RF8
With X-plane I have set each of the control surfaces to respond as though controlled by individual servo channels from APM/SITL using individual dataref packets. This abandons the basic pitch-roll-yaw-throttle output from SITL to X-plane and simulates it directly as I hope it to be configured in the real-life airframe. It works very well - the above-mentioned limitations notwithstanding.
Is it possible for RF8 to be configured similarly? i.e. each SITL servo output can drive an arbitrary control surface/function on an RF8 model?
Would love to know prior to spunking USD99 for the software only to find out a different hand is tied behind my back.