Seagull #MAP-X – let’s get it running!

Below you will find support for Seagull #MAP-X.  These sections only cover basic parts from the full manual !

Also check our Geotag Guide for #MAP-X – download link found on the top right.

ArrowDownNEW  Click on a subject below …

Setting up Seagull #MAP-X could not be easier! Simply select the channel that the device is plugged into and trim the LOW/HIGH values for that channel, until desired modes are met – refer to the table below:

Example with Seagull #MAP-X configured to CH7 on a Taranis X9D transmitter:

transmitter mapx

Connect the servo cables by following the polarity markings on Seagull #MAP-X and connect the other end of servo cable to your Receiver / Flight Controller, with the correct polarity.

Please refer to the manual of your specific R/C radio system or Flight Controller to find out more about how to connect accessories and what ports to utilize.

NOTE: for Pixhawk users – #MAP-X can be powered by Pixhawks power rail ( the middle pin + ).  Ensure that the rail is powered by BEC or other power source ranging from 4.5-10.5 volts  in order for Seagull #MAP-X to function properly.

Voltage: 4.5 – 15 volts  ( 5 volts recommended – do NOT exceed 15 volts !! )
Current: UNKNOWN
Input signal: Standard R/C PWM between 1000 – 2000μS


If you wish to trigger Seagull #MAP-X from a Flight Controller, setting it up in Mission Planner is also straight forward. Start Mission Planner and follow the steps below.


“SHUTTER” – in the drop down list, chose the channel that Seagull #MAP-X is connected to.

“PUSHED” – Set the “Value” for the AC-T mode

“NOT PUSHED” – Set the value “1500” ( Neutral state – see table above )

“DURATION” – Set the value “1” for AC-T mode

(Value may vary depending on the cameras’ speed to lock focus, make sure that you have correct settings on the camera side and if running camera with slow focusing lenses, increase the camera focus time in the CONFIG.txt on the micro SD card)


Example from Mission Planner:

To determine what Seagull #MAP-X is currently doing – simply read the output of the “X STATE, SD CARD, GPS LOCK” LED’s and match it with the “Action” in the table below.

The following table shows the X STATE, SD CARD, GPS LOCK LED readouts:

     Videos for Seagull #MAP-X

#MAP-X  – Feature overview

Still in doubt ?

Fly to our Contact page with your question
– and we will get back to you ASAP !