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Joystick buttons

(Corrado Steri) #1

Hello, i am trying to configure my joystick with QGroundcontrol. The joystick axis seems to work and calibrate fine.

The problem is with buttons, where there should be the button configuration menu it just says “button reserved by firmware” and i can’t do anything with them. They seem to work because when i push them the lights light up.
Is there anything i can do to unlock the situation?



(Andre-K) #2

QGC does not let you assign buttons to modes or RC output as you would expect.
You are most likely an ArduPlane APM stack user, and QGC are just forwarding buttons as some bits for the PX4 stack based autopilot to translate & use.

Maybe you can program it, if not, file a feature request here:

(DonLakeFlyer) #3

I think that’s just a hangover from the initial implementation. I don’t think ArduPilot uses those buttons bits on MANUAL_CONTROL which means the support for doing things like assigning flight modes to joystick buttons could be turned on like it is for PX4. Create an Issue and I’ll ask the ArduPilot joystick folks to look.

(David Boulanger) #4

It all works fine with Mission Planner.

(Corrado Steri) #5

I think AC 3.6 supports manual control so i tought it would support buttons on manual control too.


(Corrado Steri) #6

I know and i am using it, but i would have liked to give QGroundcontrol a shot, since it is years ahead of missionplanner in ergonomics of use.
Mission planner supports rc_override, that is why it all works there. I tought that since AC supports manual control in the latest releases that joystick would have worked in QGC too.



(DonLakeFlyer) #7

This is create a QGC Issue and it will get fixed.