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Is the Flight Controller UART accessible on the RTF drone?

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Hi,

is there a UART with MAVLink output from the flight controller directly accessible via connector on the RTF drone?

I am aware that it is mapped to the Aero board and I can access it there via software, but I am looking to access it directly via a connector.

Related to this I am not sure if the "80-pin Accessories Connector" that is included with the Aero board is also included with the RTF drone. It features a "telemetry" port which might be what I need. (see attached picture)

Can someone confirm this?

Peter

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Hi Peter8,

 

 

The UART from the Flight Controller is accessible from within RTF through /dev/ttyS1. You just need to stop mavlink_router before accessing it, use the command:

 

 

$ /etc/init.d/mavlink_router.sh stop

 

 

Now, if you want connector access, this can be done through the Telemetry port (UART), it is on the sub-PCB.

 

 

I hope you find this helpful.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.

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Hi Peter8,

 

 

Thank you for contacting us.

 

 

Let us investigate more about it, and we will let you know when we have information about this.

 

 

I appreciate your patience.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.
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Hi Peter8,

 

 

The UART from the Flight Controller is accessible from within RTF through /dev/ttyS1. You just need to stop mavlink_router before accessing it, use the command:

 

 

$ /etc/init.d/mavlink_router.sh stop

 

 

Now, if you want connector access, this can be done through the Telemetry port (UART), it is on the sub-PCB.

 

 

I hope you find this helpful.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.

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Hi Leonardo,

thanks.

So you confirm that the sub-PCB that is included with the Aero board is also included with the RTF drone?

>Now, if you want connector access, this can be done through the Telemetry port (UART), it is on the sub-PCB.

Can you be a bit more specific on this? Doe "can be done" mean there is already telemetry from the Trinity flight controller on the UART out of the box?

(Or does that mean it can theoretically be done by changing software and/or changing the FPGA/CPU pin mux)?

Peter

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Hi Peter8,

 

 

Sorry about that. Yes, it is included.

 

 

The telemetry port is currently not being used, so I think you have to implement this.

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.
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