I’ve been up and down the forums and it seems that for YEARS no one has figured out a way to control a brushless gimbal with a Joystick/Gamepad on channels above 8 for copter. Bear in mind that no one in their right mind is able to fly without lag using a gamepad. I’ve noticed that when anyone has tried to say they want to only fly with a gamepad and no RC, they get dismissed (rudely actually). Since the control is a bit laggy using the gamepad, The most useful function for such a device would be to do something non flight critical, like point a camera.
I’ve been pointing my brushless Zhiyun z1 tiny 2 3-axis gimbal in yaw and pitch by using the sliders on my RC controller just fine after configuring the RCX option as RCPassThru (option 1) in the params list. Fine it works. But it would be much better if I could enable joystick ONLY on specific channels (i.e. 9-12) and let a friend play with the camera while I do the flying.
So two questions I guess:
Why can you only enable joystick by completely disabling the RC controller
Why does (even when the joystick is enabled) it only let you control channels 1-8 ??
For number 2, I’ve even gone so far as to try to manually edit the joystickaxisArduCopter2.xml file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Mission Planner folder, where even if you manually add something like:
to the end of the file, this is ignored.
I’ve calibrated my joystick in Windows. I’ve calibrated my Radio with the joystick enabled. Been through roughly what looks like the last 5 years of Q/A about Joysticks and Gimbals and no one has figured it out? I even posted in the DIYdrones forums, got 30 views and not a single response. Weird, for something that would seem about the most simple desired function on a copter typically who’s purpose is to collect video.