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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Reply to:"Joystick control (Felix Ruess)"

From: Felix Ruess
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Reply to:"Joystick control (Felix Ruess)"
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:29:06 +0100

Hi James,

this is great!
Could you please put what you want to contribute together (best would
be in a branch based on the current master) and issue a pull request?
(or send patches).

Cheers, Felix

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 6:02 AM, James Peverill
<address@hidden> wrote:
> We've actually been flying this way through the joystick/datalink for quite
> a while.  We have added a 4 channel message, and control the flight mode
> through button presses and the DL_SETTING message rather than through the
> position of one of the radio axes as is done with the PPM.
> We've made a few improvements to the input2ivy actually:
>  1. Moved the joystick xml configs to a conf/joystick directory.
>  2. Added exponential to the axes.
>  3. Added trim control for the axes (which as a side effect also allows you
> to control an axis up and down through button presses).
>  4. Added support for joystick input devices (rather than just event
> devices).  I found that some joysticks don't really work well with the event
> interface (the ps3 controller being one) and floods the program with
> movements which caused some issues.
> I think there were some other small fixes as well to the flight code and
> input2ivy as well.
> This all has worked quite well for us.  We have the code in our fork at
> if you want to take a look.
> James
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