Futaba FIZ/Run Stop

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  1. Rob Weidner

    Rob Weidner New Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm looking to develop a simply FIZ control using the Movi Pro bottom plate and my Futaba 14SGA as well as run stop capabilities. I know the basics of API/Arduino/RC controllers and thinking it should be possible using one of the futaba radio's channels, into the COMM1 port on the Movi and eliminate the need of an on-board arduino. Anyone have any luck doing this or guidance would be insanely epic. I do aerial work so I need the range on the futaba, and don't want to use the mimic.
     
  2. Deniz Ozgoren

    Deniz Ozgoren Support Mage
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    COM 1 on Pro and XL is reserved for MōVI type of controllers; MōVI Controller, MIMIC, Freefly API

    You can configure COM 2 to use futaba by connecting to app and changing Radio Type under Dual Op configurations. COM 2 also ignores all FIZ input, meaning you cant use futaba to control fiz directly.

    What you can do is use futaba as a bridge. Build a custom receiver that plugs into com1. It should receive futaba commands and convert them to API inputs to MōVI..
     
  3. Rob Weidner

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    So I don't use any of those devices at the moment, so if I want to change my futaba to COM1 and get API access would there be any harm??

    Not ideal.

    That's what I was thinking. Take another sbus out on the futaba radio, go into an arduino or something similar, then into the com1 port, but this seems like it is overkill when I have a controller built in to the futaba...
     
  4. Deniz Ozgoren

    Deniz Ozgoren Support Mage
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    I don't understand this question. MōVI will not accept any futaba commands through COM1. As I said, only MōVI type controllers on COM1.

    seems like it is overkill when I have a controller built in to the futaba...
    • You are still fully utilizing the controller built in to the futaba. It is acting as your long range link. Then another controller (ex: arduino), can translate those into pointing + fiz commands. I don't think there is any way.
     

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