MultiWii 328P Flight Controller w/FTDI & DSM2 Port
The MultiWii 328P is a gyro/accelerometer based flight controller that is loaded with features. This version of the MultiWii supports DSM2 satellite receiver 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: • SMD component design with Atmega328P • ITG3205 Triple Axis Gyro • BMA180 Accelerometer • BMP085 Barometer • HMC5883L Magnetometer • Servo output for camera pitch and roll control • Separate 3.3v regulated power supply for the sensors • On board logic level converter
Specs: Dimensions 50x50x12mm Mounting: Standard Mk style mounting holes 45mm X 45mm Weight: 13.9g
Hi there Eric. I've had that issue and in my case it was due to driver issues on my laptop. Namely Windows8. Tried it on a Win7 PC and it updates fine. I checked the web and they mention to ensure the drivers are loaded and correct, which they were on the Win8 system but it still didn't work, but works fine on Windows 7
Hi TricopterY i got every thing working or i hope i have for some unnone reson the J1 jumper was on the wrong pins. i never checked them when the board arrived last week or it could have been me???????? i have no idea. but thank you for your help and it is some thing to remember if any body else has a problem with this board.
Good to know that you got it sorted. Jumper J1 is tricky as it does several things, I assume you must have configured it for Satellite Receiver and forgot all about it - where in fact you needed it for USB connectivity. Happy flying.
Hi TricopterY this is just to keep you up to date on my efforts i have the code in arduino and it verify ok it is just when i try to down load it to the board it sayes done then under the done it says the avrdude error and if you look at the board with usb to yourself the right side blue light is flashing and the two red lights at the board edge a on red all the time i have tried changing the port but it is still the same (port 22) i think it is something to do with avrdude i have even reloaded that ????????.
All the best bigjohn
Hi to every one whell i have tried for over a day know to get my FC working tried to install a new bootloader but no good i think as a few have said put in the bottom draw or bin untill somebody cumes up with a simple way to put a new bootloader on the board ?????????? what a wast.
Hi bigjohn,had the same with two boards but one i was able to rectify,in the scetch i went to verify/compile,import library>add library>include or click on EEPROM. upload and it worked for one board ? apparently the other has incripted bootloader, have tried burning a new one but no luck yet. Hope this may help. Dont give up ! I think it will be worth it in the end ?
Not sure why you have to burn a new bootloader!!! This FC does not have headers for In-System Programming (ISP) i.e J5 is blank. You cannot burn a bootloader using the USB connector on the FC. You need a special piece of hardware (USBASP - an AVR programming tool PRODUCT ID: 381000147) or another Arduino board acting as a programmer, to connect to the ISP port of the FC via your PC-USB port. Just try uploading MultiWii firmware by having Tools>programmer>AVRISP MKii selected as programmer. Then, you should try other reported Virtual Com ports from Tools>Serial Port menu item and disconnect and reconnect your PC-USB cable to reset the FC, and let PC report the virtual com(s). FYI - In-System Programmer (ISP) is the raw/bare-none method of uploading a new firmware/bootloader (bypassing bootloader i.e only firmware and no bootloader - saves some flash memory space and program starts as soon as power is applied). When you use the FC- USB you are not using the bare-bone method and you rely on the bootloader, that is already loaded/running on the FC, that writes the firmware to flash memory.
Hi tricopterY, i have that ( USBASP-tool PRODUCT ID 381000147) use it for flashing SK to esc's,With regard to my bootloader situation i was refering to our last coversation below,do you think i can get it to work with the USBASP tool ?
Hi Guy's,I have just used the USBASP tool to burn a new Bootloader and it's worked(after 3 atempts) reinstaled my scetch including EEPROM the first time,plugged it inti the GUI and all is good ! Happy Days at last.
3 thumbs up!
This is a very powerful board for little money.
I ended up buying this because the KK2.0 was on back-order and I have not regretted that one second.
Yes there is a higher starting threshold then the KK2.0 which is more or less plug and fly but it's worth it.
I have uploaded a file for this card here on HK that collects all information i could find about the card. There are some things you should know before you start connecting things and uploading a new MultiWii firmware.
First the markings on this board is not 100pcnt correct.
AX2, AX3, AX4 is not AUX 2,3,4.
BAT is not VBAT, LCD and PWR are not correct either.
You can see all this on my picture under files.
So with this knowledge we can start the review.
1.) Value ****
You get great value for your money, Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, Magnetometer and a nice I2C port to which you can connect a I2C bridge and a GPS and get Alt Hold and return to home. You also get an easy card to upgrade thanks to the USB port.
It is easy to add an Bluetooth module to this card without soldering (connects to AX2, AX3). This will give you easy access to your PID settings and other neat stuff on your android phone or tablet. Well worth the 5-8 usd extra cost.
2.) Quality ***
Yes there are mistakes on this board but these are not anything that will make it a deal breaker. It's more of an inconvenience.
First the markings on the board is a l
so far so good, pretty stable, any problems i encountered were all software based. usb port is mini usb (not micro usb) and pretty solid unlike my other board. seems much more value for money compared to the kk2. will need to solder your own pins if u want to add on the bluetooth module though for on the fly adjusting of pid settings
It is cheap, open source and very reliable flight controller board with good quality sensors. It gives you a lot of freedom of configuring your multirotor. But barometer sensor is unusable. But for this price this is best buy.
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This is one of the best boards hobby king has to offer, It has awesome quality of soldering and reasonably good sensors which can provide great flight quality, the onboard FTDI chip is a plus...although the USB port socket should have through holes to make sure that users don't accidentally rip off the usb socket while disconnecting the usb cable...I dont understand why people don't buy this instead of the KK2...it has more sensors and can offer more flight modes...overall the best board which you can buy for the money...