A Switch-/Blink pattern at the transistor outputs (SV2 top port) of the FlightCtrl
can be set here.
This pattern can occur in a fixed time (0-247) or be controlled by a switch / potentiometer on the transmitter.
As an additional option it is to be set whether this pattern will always be active, or only after the start of the engines.
If the option "Only active after engine start" (just after the start of the motors active)is chosen a green switch box appears behind the bit mask setting.
Here the initial condition for stationary engines are fixed.
If the green switch box is clicked the green LEDs lit steadily before you start the engines. After turning the motor on the LED will flash at the set pattern.
If the green switch box is off the LED do not lit prior to the start of the engines. After turning the motor on the LED will flash at the set pattern.
Outputs (SV2 upper connector) at the FlightCtrl. The shift is a ground potential!
No lighting at these outputs should be connected directly because the transistors can be damaged on the FlightCtrl!
For this you should use e.g. the Extension-PCB .
Over here the lighting can be connected (with more power), or a switching output to trigger a camera.
A description of installation of the lighting / camera release can be found at Extension-PCB.
Flashing pattern or shifting
To each switch output (Bitmask) (OUT1/OUT2) a separate flashing pattern is set in different intervals. The set time is always the time of switching of a box.
Different switching intervals can be set via the 8 boxes by clicking with the mouse.
In the box behind Out1 / 2 timing, either a value from 1 to 247 or a potentiometer (1-8) is entered.
Example with a fixed value
In the upper picture the first box is clicked for Out1 bitmask and the remaining 7 are not. As time is to Out1 timing a 20 registered.
The number that is entered is multiplied each x10 [in 10ms]. This would then in 20 x 10ms 200ms switching time for each box
One cycle (8x200ms) would take a total of 1600ms (1.6 seconds) until the switching process starts all over again.
Is now for example an illumination connected it's like 200ms on, 1400ms off, 200ms on, 1400ms off, and so on.
(Info: 100 x 10ms = 1000ms = 1sec)
Example with a potentiometer
If a potentiometer (1-8) instead of a fixed value (See Channels) is entered, there are three possibilities.
Use of a switch, button or potentiometer on the transmitter. :
Switch of the LED:
Button to trigger a camera:
Poti to shift the LED:
If you use a switch/button/potentiometer on the transmitter, take care, that the channels move with the values from "0" to "254".
If you switch off the channel and you doesn't get it down to "0", the transistor outputs is still "on".
How to controll this you find here: Channels
Both outputs can adjust the flash pattern with lower voltage / reception failure / I2C errors, so that even one example optically
displays a lower voltage or a reception failure.
It's flashing if there is:
- Under voltageUnterspannung
- loss of the receive
Information on lighting and the use of LEDs can be found here: Beleuchtung