The MultiWii PRO is a gyro/accelerometer based flight controller that is loaded with features. This version of the MultiWii supports direct connection of a GPS module (package includes MTK 3329 GPS module) allowing for ultra-precise positioning functionality. With expandability options and full programmability, this device can control just about any type of aircraft. This is the ideal flight controller for your multi-rotor aircraft.
Features: (MultiWii PRO) • SMD component design with Atmega2560 • ITG3205 Triple Axis Gyro • BMA180 Accelerometer • BMP085 Barometer • HMC5883L Magnetometer • Servo output for camera pitch and roll control • Supports direct connection of GPS module (MTK 3329 GPS module included) • On-board USB connection for programming
(MTK 3329 GPS Module) • Based on MediaTek Single Chip Architecture. • L1 Frequency, C/A code, 66 channels • High Sensitivity, Up to -165dBm tracking, providing superior urban performance • DGPS(WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS) support (optional by firmware) • USB/UART Interface • Supports AGPS function (Offline mode: EPO valid up to 14 days)
Specs: (MultiWii PRO) Mounting: Standard Mk style mounting holes 45mm X 45mm Dimensions: 70x50x12mm Weight: 16g
(MTK 3329 GPS module) Position Accuracy: < 3m CEP (50%) without SA (horizontal) Cold Start: under 35 seconds (Typical) Warm Start: under 34 seconds (Typical) Hot Start: under 1 second (Typical) Power Consumption: 48mA @ acquisition, 37mA @ tracking Shut-down current consumption: 15uA, typical Dimensions: 30x26x7mm Weight: 8g
*Note: See instructions on how to enable GPS function located under the "Files" tab.
Package content: MultiWii PRO FC x 1 MTK 3329 GPS Module x 1 GPS module connection leads x 1 Main board connection leads x 1 USB connection cable x 1
Again i appreciate everyones help. One piece of vital information that should be passed along esp to us newbies is to remember to plug in your wires to the aux connections when your setting up your TX and RX. I of course just plugged in the 4 main cables and scratched my head for days as to why I couldnt get the "Angle" to arm on the board. I know.......Dumb...But hey, this is my first outting into RC.
Newey, I am going to email you my phone number. I will be working on my 650 a good part of the day for a night video session and I will be in front of the equipment all day. Call me if you want an we can walk through the 3 way switch thing. I know you are really close....
Maj, starting new thread on three way switch and LRS modification. As we all know it is better to look before we leep into expence. The new radio and LRS upgrade would only be used on the fixed wings and would not be used with the multirotors, so getting it right as far as what to buy is key right now,,,,lol
Hi Newey .. the 9XR Pro has a 32 bit processor, more memory, has SD card built in and more software features like voice and telemetry (with the right Tx/Rx of course) other words a lot better radio. Any JR compatible Tx module will work on the 9XR/9XR Pro. Maybe the vid below can help ... why not use the 9XR Pro for your copters as well? For my set up .. almost all the copter use only one model in the radio ... not five models one-on-one for a copter.
Newey, the only down side to the 9XR Pro as compared to the Taranis, is it's lack of more than one3 way switch. I know that will make you laugh since you are having so much fun with the one that it does have, but those suckers are handy. Majik is spot on with the one-to-one on the radio/bird ratio too. I have already found that I don't want to mess with the 650's radio to fly other stuff, and if you don't make the switches do the same functions on each bird, it gets confusing just when you need it not to be. I use all the same radios as majik for the most part. Taranis/FrSky, 9XR, and DSMX modules for the store bought toy stuff.
Mooch Hox ... did some flight tests with the BlackEys with LOS flying ... sonar alt-hold, heading hold, mag heading all works great. Need to get the winds to die down a bit as it gets blown around ... unless of course I enable GPS PH and RTH ... hmmm.
Maj I have watched this video and three others as well,, and my brain is melting? I have learned so much I did not know about the 9X and now have got all my pots figured out for my gimbal,,but no #&*!! three way switch! I know what you mean man when you cant see what Im doing when Im doing it,,so jump in the car and run over here and I'll take ya hunting for Elk and you can pack back a couple hundred pounds of meat for trade for pulling my head out,,,,sound fare?,,,he he. No really I see only one way out to scream for help and thats to do a quick vid of what the mobious see's as I reprogram after a factory reset and post the vid here, I might have a bad switch even,,,I'll get the other catch up vids (only two) up her too. Momma has let me spend $500.00 bucks in the last eight days and I'm trying to stay on her good side,,,you know?,,,,ha ha
Newey ... let me look at my stock TGY 9x three way switch and see if I can simplify the programming process. Took me some time to figure it out - trial and error really - but I got it to work. Then the ER9x came out ... so now I can do three way mixing on as many Aux channels I want. The the Taranis came out .. no need for the mixing as almost all switches are three way ... how cool is that?
Ive already lost the battle for the much coveted "taranis" with the 1watt LRS orange Tx,,,,oh well so now have to poor boy me a more capable Tx. With your knowlede of the 9Xr do you know for curtain if it has one or two three way switches? I ask cuase that is what I will have to settle with for now and get all the acootraments,,,,he he,,,I figure it will still be around $100.00 USD,,,but as you said it should be a step up and still be able to handle both fixed wing set-ups and our little multi prop freinds. What do you think?
The 9XR has one three way switch .. but that should not stop you from programming mixes that is enabled by a switch then use a pot to move from Low to High ... in essence a three way switch. Vid below is a Tunigy 9x ER9x programmed for a three way switch, then uses a switch and pot to control a servo gimbal (could also be a brushless gimbal ...). Use another switch and pot for Head Free and Heading Hold on an Aux channel.
OK I think I am on the verge of figuring out what is going on here, What do you have to do to get the bottom endpoint to change? I got the second one up fron the bottom to mode to the right by turning the three way switch on to position #2 and that moved the curser to the right value and was able to change that one to 120 like its supposed to be, but that little trick does not work on this radio for some reason on the bottom right side value? Anyway got to be late there, and it is here so going to pack it in for tonight, thanks man for the help. Good night.
OK guys I have the stupid question of the day here,,,and I get to ponder the replies and make a decission over the weekend and order what is nessisary based on the responce from this question,,,, What is the reasoning behind a "Satalite receiver"(orange ones). This FC board work with it? Do I have to buy a different Tx? And will it work with a 9xrPro? Trying to stay under a $100.00 for a new radio and with this new project need long range and possibly "LRS unit" for both Tx and Rx units and the radio has to be as Maj says "Be able to mix and match channels to get a 12 channel set-up. Already dumped another $300.00 on the new plane and wanted to run this board but now am buying and Arduino fixed wing board instead, but whole system has to be really long range so no risk of flying out of common sence range. Ok let me have it,,,,,,,,,,
Newey ... a Turnigy 9x Pro ... not as pricey as the Taranis but has most of the bells and whistles. 9XR pro is below USD 100 but with the module, receiver, external antenna will result to "what a nice thing to have" experience at that point, the Taranis will look good for its price - choices, choices ... Satellite receivers have limited range - great for park flying but that's it - they connect to Serial port. With the TGY 9x Pro, you can get the OpenLRS module (JR compatible) and of course use the OpenLRS receivers which would give you a range in the miles ... (not that you need it mind you ...).
Gordy .. if you are getting the Taranis, no need to get the 9x Pro ... they run the same program and the Taranis give you 60 models ... (plus the ability save to an SD card...). Go for the Taranis which can also use the OpenLRS module.
Great unit, with all the features you need for your MC. And the price is awsome, so normally, you cannot make a mistke on buying this unit.If you buy this features in europe, you will pay 3 times as much or more. For the HK price, you get at least the gps module ( sometimes ) but not incluiding the board, wich has a big and powerfull processor also. So another time, where HK makes our hobby affordable. This is what the MC-Flyers need to upgrade their machines.
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Received the board today from HobbyKing .
After reading about all the broken Micro USB connectors on other FC like the Crius AIOP , I had a good look at the USB connector BEFORE connecting anything.
The micro USB connector is soldered to the board at the rear corners and also has 2 tabs half way down the sides.
Close inspection reveals that it does NOT have a lot of solder to hold it in place and YES it is likely to break off without some extra solder.
The side tabs do not appear to have been well soldered, my guess, surface mount automated soldering has not applied sufficient heat to get the solder flowing well around the tabs which are part of the larger metal connector shell, using a fine tipped soldering iron, care is required specially on the side near the pin headers, re soldered the metal tabs and also the rear corners of the connector, I don't think it will come off now.
Do keep in mind that is a very small connector and the cable can be used to apply sufficient leverage to rip it clean off the board, no amount of extra solder will prevent that, so be real careful not to apply sideways forces to the cable when plugged into the board.
The quality of the board, the soldering of all the other components, I can't fault it, all looks excellent.
Lots of information now in the files tab for the product at HobbyKing.
I connected the GPS to Serial 2, and the flashing LED