Combine the Arduino based open source digital radio control arduinodtx with an intelligent serial servo controller such as the PiKoder/SSC, an Arduino XBee shield and an XBee module to easily build a feature rich radio control.
The XBee communication link would be setup in transparent mode. Therefore, no changes are required in the Arduino sketch or the PiKoder/SSC firmware. The complete feature set of the radio control would be available.
The setup of the transmitter including the jumper configuration is shown below – for details regarding the wiring please refer to the arduinodtx webpage.
The configuration of the receiver comprised of an XBee breakout adapter, the PiKoder/SSC board and a dc-dc converter to generate the 3,3 Volt required by the receiver is shown below. For more details – including the programming of the XBee modules – please refer to the PiKoder/SSC Application Note #3: XBee Communication.
Receiver module prototype