Success!! The Vex Robotics receiver is now working on Arduino. For now I am using an Arduino Duemilanove because it runs at 5v logic levels so I don’t have to do any logic level conversion for the receiver which I can only assume is intended for 5v and the Arduino Due runs at 3.3v. Once I have a proper 5v-3.3v level shifter circuit I’ll get everything setup for HoverDrone testing.
Here is a shot of the test setup:
I have a simple test Arduino sketch to log the receiver data to the serial console. All 6 channels work great, I just need to put together the math to map it to the quadcopter motors. Here is the code on GitHub: