Where to plug Futaba SBUS on Movi?

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  1. Chuck Taylor

    Chuck Taylor New Member

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    So I have my Movi MR now. I have played around in majestic mode a bit and the results are incredible. Now looking to set up dual operator mode. I own a Futaba SBUS receiver and just want to be sure I plug it in in the right spot. Can anyone give me a definitive answer (a photo would be best) on where to plug my servo lead to?

    Also, will this connection both accept the signal, plus deliver the 5V power to the receiver?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. Chuck Taylor

    Chuck Taylor New Member

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    Never mind, just heard back from Freefly.
    They say:
    "Chuck,
    The Sbus Reciever can be plugged into the bottom of the Gimbal Controller unit (there is a keyed 3 pin connector that provides 5V for the receiver)
    Thanks"
     
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  3. Here is a line rendering that shows the location. Gimbal control box.jpg
     
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  4. Brad Meier

    Brad Meier Active Member
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    Yup, it is adjacent to the spektrum Satellite receiver port. There are actually 2 spektrum ports and one SBUS port. The SBUS plug is keyed for futaba type connectors so just be aware of that.

    For those with the factory stock Spektrum setup, we are just talking about a different type/brand of receiver that the MoVI is compatible with... Futaba SBUS.
     
  5. Gary Haynes

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    Chuck don't forget to update the settings in the software on your Android to set it for s.Bus and a remap of the appropriate channels. Once you have the mapping done it works fine.
     
  6. Chuck Taylor

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    Thanks. All is working great now!
     
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    Can you advise on how to 'remap' the settings using the 8FG?
     
  8. Mitch Bligh

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    2 Spektrum ports? The 3 pin is for the receiver, what's the other one for (5 pin)? I'm dumbfounded on the lack of technical information on the Movi kit! Perhaps I'm not looking in the right place. Is this forum the only technical resource we have? (Besides the very basic setup guide PDF).
     
  9. Gary Haynes

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    Not sure what Brad meant by 2 Spektrum ports. On the bottom of the IMU there are 3 connectors, s.bus, Spektrum and a port for firmware updates and use during factory setup. I have a photo of the bottom in one of the forum posts.
     
  10. Mitch Bligh

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    That's what I thought. Just after clarity! Is there another technical resource for us consumers apart from this forum? I'd rather read a tech manual than ask questions. Thanks for your quick response BTW!
     
  11. Brad Meier

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    Yeah Mitch, my bad. I was going by memory with limited experience with the production versions.
     
  12. Gary Haynes

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    Nothing els available at this time. The forum and the support email. Other items are being developed.
     
  13. Grant Wakefield

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    If I have a Futaba FG8 Super Tx, then what model receiver do I need? I'm having difficulty figuring out which is the right Rx to purchase to connect to the M5.
     
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  14. Gary Haynes

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    Grant any of the Futaba sBus receivers. I use an R6202SBW.
     
  15. Grant Wakefield

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    Great! Does the supplied freefly battery (AUX PACK 1.3Ah 14.8V 4S) battery power the Rx?
    Thanks for the help
     
  16. Gary Haynes

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    Yes it does.
     
  17. Tuukka Ylonen

    Tuukka Ylonen Member

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    How do I plug Futaba Sbus RX into M5? There is no port as far as I can see. Only a label that says "sbus" :eek:

    M5 radio-2.jpg
     
  18. Brad Meier

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    remove the lower cover and you'll find the Sbus port.
     
  19. Tuukka Ylonen

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    I was suspecting that but dared not open the cover because I feared I might damage the Movi. Why not add this into the manual. That wold be a truly awesome addition!
     
  20. Tuukka Ylonen

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    BTW, the hanging wire is for Spektrum. It can be removed if using Futaba Subs.
     
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