6.5 RC Calibration

In RC configuration (RPA Configuration > RC Config), RC transmitters allow the pilot to set the flight mode, control the vehicle’s movement and orientation and also turn on/off auxiliary functions (i.e. raising and lowering landing gear, etc.).
  • RC Calibration involves capturing each RC input channel’s minimum, maximum and “trim” values so that ArduPilot can correctly interpret the input.
  • Move both sticks in the largest circle possible so that they reach their complete range of motion. Move the Ch 5 and 6 toggle switches through their range of positions.
  • Your transmitter should cause the following control changes:
Channel 1: low = roll left, high = roll right.
Channel 2: low = pitch forward, high=pitch back.
Channel 3: low = throttle down (off), high = throttle up.
Channel 4: low = yaw left, high = yaw right.
RC Calibration
For calibrating RC through AeroGCS, click on "Calibrate" button. Follow the instructions popped up on the screen.
Calibration Process for RC
  • Ensure the status of transmitter and receiver as Power On.
  • Ensure that the transmitter and receiver are connected properly.
  • Ensure that the propellers are not connected to the motors. Also, make sure that the motors are not powered ON.
  • Click ok and move all sticks and switches to their extreme positions.
  • Reset all transmitter trims to center. Then click "Ok" button.
  • Click on "Click When Done" button to move further.
Detected RC values
  • Detected RC values will be displayed on the screen.
  • Press "Ok" button and proceed.
  • You will get the screen as shown in the following image showing that RC calibration is completed.
RC Calibration Completed
RPA Configuration -RC Calibration
RC Calibration
  • Ensure the channels assigned are proper or not. Click on "Update" after confirmation.
  • Parameters are sent to the device. Click on "Ok" to proceed.
  • Now the entire RC calibration process is completed.