Changing flight mode channel

I am playing with Mission Planner for the first time. I have a 6 channel radio, so I need to set set channel 6, which is controlled by a 3-position switch, as the channel which selects flight mode.

I have found FLTMODE_CH in the parameter tree, but I am not sure how make the change. I can change the value by clicking and typing, but I must be missing an obvious step because this action does not seem to have any effect. How do I save my changes to this parameter?

Many thanks,


After making the change are you clicking the “write params” button on the right hand side?
After it’s changed you may or may not have to reboot the apm/pixhawk for it to take effect.

Mark is correct, make sure you use “write params”. This change doesn’t require a reboot.

Beautiful, thanks. So obvious!

That’s only for Rover (old Plane post here) and it’s not Mission Planner dependent it’s in the firmware.

Thanks - I delete. This popped up, and I thought it was applicable. :slight_smile: