I’ve posted this info across a large number of places with no response or feedback for troubleshooting, so I thought I’d post here. Any ideas would really be appreciated to diagnose this issue.
My plane is setup with two servos to control each aileron, designed to be hooked up to one servo output cable with a y-splitter servo cable. However, the control signal is only being sent to one servo, UNLESS I unplug that one servo - then it sends the control signal without issue to the other servo. Note, no matter what order I plug the Y-Splitter in, the Pixhawk only ever moves the SAME servo.
Listing out what I’ve done to test:
- Switching the cable connectors around
- Switching out different Y-Splitter cables (have tried three, same result each time)
- Splicing in a +5V from another servo output slot, to the one servo that will not run while both are connected
- Passing through servo control through an AUX servo channel (this partially works because the autopilot/stability operation of the Pixhawk does not get passed through, only the radio control)
- Connecting directly to the receiver instead of the Pixhawk to the Y-Splitter cable (this works!)
I guess the answer is really then something is up with how the Pixhawk is sending control input along the control wire. It is very strange to me that only one servo (and ALWAYS the same servo) would work in this scenario. If it is an issue with the control wire being split into two, then it seems to me that neither would work, or that the working one would be random each time I connected.