Setting up and using #MAP2 is very simple. It can be controlled via transmitter or flight controller. Below you will find a table that illustrates #MAP2 functions, which channels they are allocated to and the values for engaging the functions.
Connect the servo cable by following the colored polarity markings on Seagull #MAP2 and connect the other end of the 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 which ports to utilize.
If connecting to a Flight Controller – ensure that the there is power throughout rails as most of the controllers by default do not output any. It is recommended to use external supply such as BEC or other power source – do not exceed manufacturers specified maximum input voltages for the systems in use.
If you wish to trigger Seagull #MAP2 from a Flight Controller, setting it up in Mission Planner is also straight forward. Start Mission Planner and follow the steps below.
Click on INITIAL SETUP >> OPTIONAL HARDWARE >> CAMERA GIMBAL
“SHUTTER” – in the drop down list, chose the channel that Seagull #MAP2 is connected to.
“PUSHED” – Set the “Value” for the desired trigger mode (AF-T or IS-T see table below)
“NOT PUSHED” – Set the value “1500” ( Neutral state – see table above )
“DURATION” – Set the value “1” for AF-T mode or “10” for IS-T mode
(values may vary depending on how long it takes for your specific camera model and lens configuration to lock focus. Try increasing or decreasing the values to find the sweet spot where the camera can keep up with the duration time that the shutter is held pushed/triggered for)
Example from Mission Planner:
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