HKPilot Mega V2.5 Flight Controller USB/GYRO/ACC/MAG/BARO
The HKPilot Mega 2.5 is a complete open source autopilot system featuring the best selling technology. This version is ready to use, with no assembly required. It allows the user to turn any fixed wing, rotary wing or multi-rotor vehicle (even boats and car) into a fully autonomous vehicle capable of performing programmed GPS missions with waypoints (GPS module required - sold separately).
Features: • Arduino Compatible • pre-soldered and tested • 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, magnetometer and high-performance barometer • Built in 4 MP Dataflash chip for automatic data logging • Honeywell HMC5883L-TR Digital compass • Invensense's 6 DoF Accelerometer/Gyro MPU-6000 • Measurement Specialties MS5611-01BA03 Barometric pressure sensor. • Atmel ATMEGA2560 and ATMEGA32U-2 (processing and USB function). • Micro-USB
*Note: GPS module is not included. Sold separately.
Specs: Dimensions: 67x40x10mm Weight: 17g
Includes: HKPilot Mega 2.5 3pin 2.54mm pitch connection leads x 5
This product is based on the APM Project from 3D Robotics.
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I have problems with my HKPilot Mega locking up and not responding to the transmitter resulting in a crash. I'm using a Turnigy 9X & receiver and installed the APMplanner2 on Linux to configure the HKPilot Y6 firmware on a scorpion Y650 with Multistar 30A ESC and Propdrive 2830 motors. All calibration has been done and range checks on the transmitter are fine. When I run it on the ground to check control it looks fine but as soon as I take off and gain 6-8ft altitude for a few minutes, It locks up and crashes. after the crash the transmitter is not able to do anything until the battery is disconnected and reconnected. I'm out of ideas at this point.
I suspected that also, but I'm using the power module and fresh batteries. Everything checked out good concerning power. I'm thinking it's the Pilot SW or the BEC SW. I'm buying the flash cable to upgrade the BEC firmware and checking with the APMPlanner guys about the HK Pilot firmware...
I have problems with my HK Pilot. The ESC keep beeping rapidly, and the Flight Controler blinking about 4 times a second (red & blue alternate) and blink red twice a second.
Any idea somebody? Or anybody knows what are those "blink" mean?
At first, the touch and fell is good. Nice solder quality. After fitting the right software, I come back with a review of the flight characteristics. First I have to fill it up with arducopter software. People say, that flies better than MWii, but i´ll see and come back with comments.
just the same as apm2.5 but missis a few pinheaders i instaled this in a case from the original manufacturer works great and cheap the soldering could be done a bit better but for the money who cares i did not yet have found problems with this yet
The board come with Arducopter 2.8 pre-loaded. I updated it to 3.0rc4. Everything seems to work normally. I've tested every sensor and they seem ok. Soldering is pretty good as well as the black color :) I will test it on my quad and report but the boards seems to be a great value. Too bad that HK don't ship it with some additional cables like the MegapirateNG board. I hope that they release APM case for it as well as the telemetry cable and some additional plugs and wires.
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Initial impressions and testing are good. It takes a while to setup all correctly and make sure everything is working perfectly. Put it in my deadcat 450 didn't touch any settings took it up in stabilise mode and it flew nice and level. A bit pitch touchy but nothing settings can't fix (its the nature of the dead cat IMO). Also purchased the LEA 6 Ublox gps, will be posting follow up comments when more testing has been done. So far great value.
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I installed this board on my dead cat quadcopter and so far it's worked like a charm! I haven't used it with the GPS yet but when I do I can post a comment to update everyone.
Setup: Deadcat frame, Multistar 30A 2-4S Brushless ESC, no-name 1000kv 2212 motors and 1045 props.
Only a couple of things could make it better- a side entry version like 3DR offers would work better for multicopters and protective plastic case like 3DR offers should be included to protect the investment