module load joystick
The joystick module passes control signals (roll/pitch/yaw/throttle) from a joystick (or similar) as RC commands to the APM. Thus it can be used for control of a UAV without an RC transmitter.
When the module is loaded and if there is a compatible joystick detected,
control signals will start automatically be passed through. Depending on the joystick type,
up to 8 channels will be passed through. Use
joystick status to view which channels are
being passed through.
The following joysticks and RC transmitter dongles are compatible:
- Carolbox USB
- Saili Simulator USB
- Sony Playstation 3 Controller
- GREAT PLANES InterLink Elite
- Great Planes GP Controller
- WAILLY PPM TO USB Adapter
- Cheap Ebay ‘FMS Simulator’
- IPACS easyFly2 Interface
- FRSky Taranis
- OrangeRX DSMX DSM2 USB Dongle
The following commands are available with the module:
joystick probe joystick status
The first command will re-detect any joysticks in the system, whilst the second command will give the status of the currently loaded joystick.
New joysticks can added by following the instructions here