I’ve got some questions about any configuration with more than 4 BLHELI ESCs. I’ve been unable to find any information on using more than 4 blheli ESCs at once, in relation to the telemetry and ESC numbering. I do have a 4in1 ESC working OK in quad configuration and everything is as expected.
Do the ESCs automatically renumber as they are discovered in the blheli telemetry?
I wouldn’t like to see two conflicting packets of ESC1 telem and two conflicting packets of ESC2 telem and so on. I’m hoping the ESCs sort themselves out into ESC1, ESC2, ESC3, ESC4, ESC5 and ESC6 for example, and the appropriate data appears in the .bin log
And a more general but related question
Has anyone tried using PWM (assuming the flight controller wont do DSHOT outputs) and BLHELI Auto Telem on?
Does the ESC telem data still appear in Ardupilot even though it wasn’t requested via DSHOT?
I’ll try some tests myself, but hoping the brains trust has some insights
EDIT slight update: using PWM outputs and setting Auto Telem ON does give ESC telemetry data back into the FC and I can see it in MissionPlanner Status tab. The RPM is fluctuating and looks wrong. I dont know if the data rate would overwhelm the flight controller while actually in flight.