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
Sorry to hear the RB's is giving you ill Maj. I cant think of anybody more capable of figuring it out though. About the colors of top and bottom canopy though in center section though,,,,I think there is something there. Not just for the younger market incentive, but also to just being able to enable better direction orientation at a distance for those of us with not as good of depth perception as we once had,,,,,food for thought.
Not an issue Newey ... Mooch gives me a harder time bugging me for vids ... they will come soon enough Mooch Hox ... Ohhh .. guess what the mailman develivered ... the new Alien with the BL gimbal ... except that the frame has no damping for the gimbal - duh. Anywhoo... Newey you are right about orientation ....but when it gets too high all coloration (at least for my eyes ...) disappears and everything becomes black .. as in a black dot. That's when LED lighting will come in handy ... those bright blinking LED's tell me where my tail is (I always fly tail in when filming) have not added those to my birds yet as I do not go that high .... yet.
Majy,.... nagging???...... I see it more as encouragement and entertaining for us to watch seeing your the Tex-bert to us and I just want to see your gear you have flying. I do wonder if you do have a self portrait on your board protector (lunch box) like newy..... the likeness is so real I thought it was a mirror..... not that I have revved you both I am going flying to commission the rebuilt Hornet pool cleaner......... and I will do a vid and post it for you guys.... cheers FF hogs (fellow flyers).......... still cant believe I am a piggy farmer... LofriggingL :)
I think I discoboberated my BL gimbal ... it was acting up then it suddenly went into an epileptic seizure .... I can't get it to arm properly and connecting to the recommended GUI tells me the firmware version is not compatible .... huh? Looks like I corrupted the software and bootloader but me thinks this will make a good candidate for experimentation purposes. Looks like the quad gimbal will be shared between the two birds until the "new" controller arrives ... BUT I am very happy with the GreX copter ... I don't think it will be my fav only because it's so big and clumsy to bring around ... but it will make a nice video platform.
I dont know Maj,,,its got its place in the tool shed right? I have learned from you guys about the different size quads and hex's,,,,got to watch exploding propellers from down under,,,and some gear mods,,,all with the intent of pushing the boundaries. I really wanted to see Maj what you think about the big RB's rig when you do get to the field. So I will be watching for vid or info on how it did! Especially if you notice any of that flex on stiff accelerated climbing. Anyway different rigs for different gigs,,,right? I'll get to work on the music Maj. But no copy write issues,,,I'll just record some licks off my own guitar,,,ha ha. Bet you didn't know that about me,,,he he
I knew it I knew it..... newy is a Geetar player........ ahhhh..... the method and the madness.... I have a 2002 fender strat and my fav is my spanish admira princesa........... now when it comes to flying and guitars I am all thumbs :)
I'm using the roadway to film and farmer drives up and says "your filming of those cows is making them angry". I thought about it a minute and said "I haven't seen a single cow move since I lifted off". And it was true! I asked him how he knew it made them angry? he told me he just knew. I loaded up the copter and while still there showed him the video that was transfering to the computer and showed the whole thing to him and the aspect of the video from the air, and the livestock. He was impressed how the cows really didn't care about this drone at 30 feet above their heads and how "CUTE" (Majik,,,that for you) the calves are running around in their first days of life. So went from "foe" to freind threw a video. We now have a convert here who wants me to build him one for the farm as he now thinks he could use one. Brought someone out of the darkness because they did not know what we are doing with these things, and into the light,,,,over a video! :-)
Yep Newey ... people make assumptions based on their perceptions which is often incorrect as they do not have the complete picture. Good for you that you now have a flying buddy .... no reason why you cannot go FPV'ing ... (ohhh you don't know how jealous I am ... he, he...). Might like to tell your flying buddy that he can use his copter to take aerial surveys of this spread without the advantage of seeing it from above ... something people pay an arm and a leg for because the information is more complete than a horizontal view. The GreX (green hex copter) flew great ... Head Free and Alt-hold were great. Return to home worked okay ... Position Hold at 10 ft off the ground had some circling but it could have been the wind pushing the copter around. Getting it higher into the air had better PH performance . Very happy with the performance specially after several batteries ... the later much better than the former. Next step is to go to a bigger field for the vids .... my test area just has too many trees who want to teat my GreX apart. Flight time was about seven minutes which about the same I get with the quad.
I want to be able to do that Mooch. I have downloaded a free Vid/edit software but all I can seem to be able to understand as yet is how to merge videos and put cartoonised messages with my video,,,,,but still cant figure out how to put the tracks of musica onto the darn video,,,,,,,very frustrating. And you know I was just pulling you chain Maj,,,,just being a smart ass,,,,,lol. I had my first run-off a couple days back from a farmer who did not want me filming a herd of cows with new born calves.
Newey ... what editing software do you use? Windows has a default video editing program ... Movie Maker. If you cannot find it on your computer, you can download it free from the Windows site. If you have an *.mp3 track or a *.wav that you recorded on your computer, you can drop the audio track into the editing software and now you have music .... just be aware if the music is copywriter YouTube will flag the video and post an advertisement in your video ... not a problem but can be annoying sometimes.
Hey Mooch NB, et al. the basement maiden of the RotorBits Hex was excellent. Take off was straight forward (probably because the frame was "light" ) and was surprisingly stable on hover. I used MWC official 2.3 (not the Nav release) and did not observe the twitching of MWC 2.2 at eye level ... the code works very well. Tomorrow will be the outdoor test with the BL gimbals. This set up is 1.63 kilos (w/ camera) versus the a) 1.99 for the old alum/crab leg Hex (w/out camera) and b) 1.57 for the aerial quad with DT 750 motors (w/camera). The quad is also miminalistic but uses Alum/CF LG's and wood booms. Forgot to turn on the radio timer (duh) as I was excited to test it out.
Thanks for the info..... I havent fitted the BLG to the QC yet..... dont you have to uncomment //#define SERVO_MIX_TILT in the cam section?........ so you will be taking some vids of this new "cutie-copter" for us wont you????.......
No Newey ... the RB Hex has a green center ... no pink available yet ... but hmmm that could be a hit for the younger generation ... and no it does not look macho .... no big components or stuff ... lean and mean. Hey Mooch, music is nice but there is some yahoo that will claim ownership even if I personally pressed the buttons for the software to create it .... duh ....
Uhhh the maiden was almost a disaster of mega proportion. When you are out in the field and doing "stick calibration" for say the Magnetometer (as opposed to a tabletop calibration which is not 100% accurate ...) be sure you are looking at the correct Mode diagrams for your radio. That is, if Mode 2 - make sure you are looking at the Mode 2 diagrams hmmm now that I think about it, I should get "rid" of the Mode 1 ... Otherwise the copter will zip when you want it to zag as the mag will be miscalibrated big time. Another thing ... with MWC 2.3 official and you have baro (alt-hold enabled..) the throttle will not go to zero even if you have throttle all the way down ... so when landing, turn Baro off or else you will be in for a mild surprise ... No vids yet ... need to give this copter 100% effort ...
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