ORIGINAL: Capt Midnight
I would appreciate your comments, advice, and/or suggestions about how to best integrate some of Futaba's S-Bus components with your PowerSystem Competition 12 Plus system. To elaborate further, I recently completed construction of a 35% Pilot-RC Yak using conventional wiring techniques & components; i.e., Futaba R6014 receiver combined with your PowerSystem Competition 12 Plus board, wired to 4 aileron servos (Hitec; 2 per flight surface, each pair wired direct to the separate channel pinouts on the P/S board), 2 elevator servos (Hitec, 1 per elevator half, each wired directly to the separate channel pinouts on the P/S Competition board), and two rudder servos (both Hitec, wired directly to separate pinouts on the same channel on the P/S board).
All the servos have been individually adjusted for mechanical neutral and reprogrammed for travel and end-points to eliminate servo/battery drain; a classic setup for Giant Scale Aerobatic aircraft.
Futaba recently announced their GYA430 (one servo) and GYA431 (Dual Servos) Gyros, both of which are S-Bus only and cannot be used with convention 2.4 Ghz Futaba receivers (i. e., the R6014), nor wired directly into the P/S board as we've done in the past using that type of Futaba receiver. The new Gyros must be used with a FASSTest receiver such as the R7008SB receiver (7 conventional channels + 8 S-Bus + S-Bus2 for telemetry).
I am now contemplating using the new Gyros (2 GYA431's for the elevator and aileron functions, and 1 GYA430 for the rudder) which will require me to shift over to the R7008SB receiver in order to do so.
So now after all this, my question is: ''How do I wire this in to the P/S Competition 12 Plus so that I can still take advantage of the load capacity of the P/S board''?
Do I wire the Gyros into the signal circuit between the R7008SB and the P/S, or do I wire the Gyros in AFTER the P/S board, but before the load (servos)? In either case, I have to plan to wire the power bus around the Gyros directly to the servos, as Futaba's load limit (per segment bus) is still 3 amps total.
Your thoughts, comments are appreciated.
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