Recently bought a BR heavy with a newton gripper.
The assembly is done, just waiting for a battery pack to do the first testdive. But as we are configuring a custom controller, I have a couple of questions.
1: Why is there a limit of 15 inputs in the QGC. Yes I know it can be doubled by using the SHIFT function, and I can see that this would be practical using a gamepad with restricted number of buttons, but when You are building a custom one, You rather want to add sufficient buttons to get all the inputs You want. So why? and is it possible that it in the future can be increased?
2: This is more for clarification. On the 8-thruster setup, the lights control and cam tilt, is assigned to AUX 1 and AUX 2 (Servo 9 &10). So when adding the gripper, this is recomended to be installed on the AUX 3 channel on the Pixhawk (Which again i assume is Servo 11) In the instructions for the gripper it states the it is only AUX 1, 2 or 3 that will give You the opportunity to control the arm through a joystick command. Have I got this right so far?
If so, Is it not possible to use the other outputs on the Pixhawk? I see on the drawing that Aux 6 is input signal from the SOS leak sensor. I cant control the Aux 4 and 5 ?