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
To control Flight Modes, you need a Fifth Channel on your Rx. On a good RC gear, you have a three position switch that can be used as the Aux channel, controlling your flight modes. Use the MultiWiiConf GUI program to configure your flight modes. The FC comes pre-configured for a Quad-X, and in the absence of any flight mode set up it defaults to Rate/Gyro i.e not recommended for beginners. But, if learnt, it's the most exciting way of flying your model.
I got my FC, hooked up the usb and downloaded the GUI and drivers/firmware. When I plug it in shows its connected to comport 4 but the software will not connect to the FC - 'error cannot connect'.
When I skipped the computer, and hooked it up to my quad-X, there are only 2 solid red lights on the FC, but none of the motors/esc activate or do anything. I plugged the motors/esc directly into my receiver and verified they all work.
Im using 4 of each www.link suggestions?
First thing first - Remove All Propellers from motors. Observe boot sequence on power up via USB cable only (i.e no Lipo power): A quick flash of blue LED a pause, and then successive flashes of blue LED, then only two red LEDs remain on. If blue LEDs keep flashing it requires ACC (and Mag) Calbration(s). In the MultiWiiConf GUI you would see reported com port(s) say COM4, when you click on it should turn green and send a RESET to the Flight Controller (FC) which will go through its boot sequence again. when booted click on Start button in the GUI. You should see data appearing on the panels and graphs come alive. For the motors to turn, you need to calibrate your ESCs for throttle range using your RC-Tx (look it up to see how it's done). Then you need to Arm the FC by using throttle stick at its lowest position and pushed to Extreme Right. A constant Blue LED will come on to indicate the FC is Hot/Armed. To Disarm you would push the stick to its Extreme Left position (Yaw Left). You may also, have to reverse your Throttle and Yaw Channels on the RC-Tx, to get all of this happening. I am only giving you some heads up here. The details can be watched/found on many youtube videos and MultiWii manuals.
I'm new to multirotor aircraft and I was just wondering if I buy this board, is it programmed by computer? and if so, are there additional cables I need to purchase to connect this board to my computer to do the programming? Thanks in advance :D
This FC comes pre-configured for Quad-X frame. You can use it, as it comes, on a Quadcopter. To program the FC you need Arduino IDE (free Integrated Development Environment) and MultiWii firmware (open source project). You need a mini USB cable to connect it to your PC.
Hi guys ...need help ! I am using this board for my quadcopter build! firstly I can see where yaw pitch roll etc connect to where do the four esc connect to ?also I guess when I am all plugged in and ready to switch on power does this board know it if flying a quad? if not how do I configure this? I would be very grateful if someone can give me a detailed idea of all this and connections! thanks ps I am quite new to this !
I use the board with 6ch rx, Bluetooth, 2servos for cam mix tilt. I found a i2c GPS in my room :) so is it possible to connect them and use it for Position hold? I want to read the voltage from lipo too. Or are these things to much for the 328p?
the i2c gps shouldn't conflict with your other devices as it is on the i2c port. however, you do seem to be running alot at once for the 328, if you can try it out in a safe environment you might want to do that before flying it properly
Thanks it worked good, but now i want more :D i will uprade to a mega board , so i can do more like waypoints etc :-)
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...