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
Yes ... connect the properly configured 3DR units to a serial port ... use Serial 1 or 3. Now what does properly configured mean. Go to the google code page for WinGUI and research the files that need to be downloaded to configure the 3DR radio. If you use the later WinGUI 2.3 Nav versions, you can get packets dropped and RSSI signal for the unit.
Mooch you looked awfull weathered buddy,,,,lol. With all the sun you get there I'm having trouble figuring out what season it is right now. I'm trying this weekend to get caught all up on your videos and I am already in love with the little 220 or 250mm little guy with the 5.45 props. Great video and you can hear your enthusiasum in your laughs and speech. I figure I have missed about two months of flying and building due this leagal, political battle I have been waging with the state of Idaho and FAA. Have not turned any heads at FAA,,,,but the state with their ban has heard me and the boys loud and clear. "Be carefull of what you wish for"? Well I drew me visit with the Senator,,,now have to put something togeather that is sencible, sane, and makes sence. Hey quick no brainer,,,,,what "FIXED WING" have you played with using the MWFCB and with the last six months tech behind us what do you think about the NAZI board for GPS waypointing a fixed wing doing surveys on a 340 acre spread?
Newey ... for fixed wing AUV ... look at the Arduplane hardware (APM boards) and software. This system is mature (versus MWC) and 3DR has been working closely with DARPA and USDA for getting consumer grade electronics for telemetry and remote sensing ... The winners for Make contests are usually Ardu based ... says a lot. This board will also work but ... MWC 2.3 Nav is still beta .. as well as fix-wing support ... (per PatrikE at the MWC forum). MWC 2.4 is around the corner with GPS NAV ...Arduplane already has auto take off / auto land / waypoints / flight logging ... the good stuff you want / need.
So Maj wait untill MW 2.4? or just grab one of the APM boards to experement with? I'm buying one of the "Mules" sold here at HK as a test bed for camera realestate "straight down and two side cams", but still think wind span is not enough to be able to slow down for filming but we'll wait and see. I have a brand new float plane modeled after the 182 Cessna that has never seen the air and has flaps too! It's causing that sick itch that leads to tearing it apart and rebuilding,,,,lol
Just came up from the mancave tweaking the Arduino robots ... funny how looking at an old project after a span of time results to "why did I not think of that" moment ... small improvements that make this hobby very interesting. I'm going to let the IR robots face each other in a battle to the death ... but since they are avoidance robots would probably never happen ... peace out brothers ...
Weather??........ its a balmy 21C (or 72F in your money) here so its shorts, T shirt and thongs.... took the Red mooch, the blackout and the 250 wizzer out.......had no stacks..... 1 "ground ran into my copter" and put through a dozen batteries..... pics at 11.
Gor ... make a "battle bot" ? I have a bigger tracked frame that would probably make a good one .. but I'm reserving that for remote delivery of cold brew from the fridge to the man cave .. so I do not have to go upstairs ... need to figure out how to tackle the stairs .... navigation by guidelines or FPV ....
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