Does the APM2,6 support s.bus ?
I have a FrSky Taranis Tx with a X8R 8/16 channel receiver with S.bus. Could I use the s.bus to have more channels for modes on the APM.
Fairly new in the game so just asking.
Thanks a lot, sorry for my ignorance, but I will only need the one converter to be able to use the other channels?
How many channels do you need? APM can only use 8 inputs.
Thanks for the info so far, In other words I can only use 8 inputs on the APM via CPPM, is that excluding the normal PWM inputs that I use to control the multicopter? In the normal setup I have a 6 channel receiver hooked up to the APM2,6. 4 channels I use for controls,throttle,yaw, tilt etc. two channels I use for changing flight modes. ex. loiter and stabalize on one channel and RTL on the other.
But if I use the FrSky X8R receiver which has 8 channels + the s.bus to make 16. And I want to use 4 channels for controls, another 2 for camera gimbal control then I have 2 left for modes, but I want at least 4 channels for mode switches. So you say once I used the 8 inputs on APM for PWM inputs from Receiver thats it?? done no more space for inputs to APM for more functions?
Yes, only 8 inputs. But you should be able to get all 6 modes on one channel. It’s an easy task for the Taranis. If you have any functions that the APM doesn’t control, like a pan/tilt gimbal that is not stabilized by the APM, then you can use more channels than the APM’s 8.