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
well it takes a long time to get to my flying spot as you will see in the vid i filmed from my front door to the spot .......takes ages to get there and then had a funfly for a change from testing multiwii's on my pro board
have anyone of you connected the GUI using serial 0 and an FTDI adapter? ..... I can upload the sketch from arduino fine from serial 0 but not connect the GUI (2.3 b5 navi baro fix and 2.3 pre8 GUI).... Also the GUI connects fine on my new shiny board using the regular USB....
Kurt ... FTDI on Serial 0 via FTDI for upoad and configuration via GUI is okay from my end. But I would rather use the USB for uploading - disconnect the USB then look at the GUI (at the same time) via BT on Serial 1 or Serial 3 that way I can test with the battery connected (no props) to calibrate, assign Aux settings and test motors when armed ... having BT on Serial 1 or 3 means I do not have to disconnect the BT if I want to use the USB .... simple and straightforward.
i have an ftdi adapter that i use on serial 0 (i soldered the pins) as i ripped of the usb connector what you need to do is plug the ftdi to the usb cable then go into your pc control panel then device manager and then look at the ports com ltp you will see a usb serial port with a number , thats the com port you need to set on wingui to connect , sometimes wingui can be a bit finnecky and you have to quit and restart or reconnect the ftdi
COM port used for Arduino upload will be the same COM port used for the GUI .... now if you have separate connections i.e. built in USB Silabs/FTDI on Serial 0, BT on Serial 1 and 3DR on Serial 3 **- then you have as many COM ports as connections. I have tried it and it works. Sooo with MiminOSD on Serial 3 then 3DR (for WinGUI telemetry) is transfers to Serial 1 and BT on Serial 0 (for EZGUI) .... if you get the logic, setting up is easy breezy.
So for this Pro 1 board on a CF Talon V1 running MWC 3.2 Nav w/ Ublox GPS (why settle for lesss...), 3DR is on Serial 1 (long distance WinGUI telemetry), BT on Serial 3 for EZGUI short distance telemetry.
seemlike a nice setup majik !!!!!
i have ftdi on 0 blutooth on serial 1 and the gps on serial 2 so i hava a spare serial port hmmm 2dr lol ,
I also have an oled screen on the way thats going on the 5v i2c......the board is getting full lol
Just tessted With anoter verson of 2.3. Installed the 2.3 pre6(b3) on the Board and now the GUI for thet verson connects fine on Serial 0..... Cleared eeprom and tried the 2.3 navi baro fix again and it still asks me for a correct port. Now i know that there is nothing wrong with the Board or the cables etc... must be the user then :)
Just had some fun fly time !!!! no hassle no worries no frilly bits lol my kk2.0 simple fly quad , a vid is uploading at the moment and you will see i have to go quite a way away to get to my flying spot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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