19. April 2015 by Peter
I installed a Pololu Meastro Servo card the other day in the cockpit.
The reason was that the OpenCockpits card I currently used in the overhead only controls 6 servos where as this Pololu card can control 12 servos, enough for the entire overhead.
Interfacing was pretty easy. Just a bit set up with the Pololu program where the servos should be enabled and calibrated. Then just select the card in Prosim and adjust the sliders so the servos can be calibrated.
One of the reasone I changed to Pololu is that I have heard that OpenCockpits can have a hard time managing two servo cards on the same computer.
However I might put the – now not used – servo card to some use in my throttle at some point. I am thinking about powering the throttle handles, speed brake arm and parking brake with servos. But more on this later down the road.