RC Signal Loss

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RC Signal Loss

Postby Statoon » Wed May 30, 2018 12:22 pm


I was wondering if the MCP units have any built-in detection for signal loss from a RC receiver? When I turn off my radio the motors start spasming, and I would like them to lock if this happens. Will I need to introduce some Arduino (or other) processing in between the receiver and the motor controller in order to manage this?

Thanks very much!

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Re: RC Signal Loss

Postby Basicmicro Support » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:24 am

Yes. By default if the RC signal is lost the input control will fall to any analog input setup to control the motors. You can use the Priority levels to set how you want fall back to work.

By default the order is serial, rc, analog. You may need to change analog to none. Its been a while since I've run tests with priority levels but I beleive if it falls to none the motors will stop.

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