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Posted by AsylumET | Aug 23, 2014 @ 01:56 PM | 939 Views
I just pulled out my CRIUS AIO Pro that has been put away for about a year now. It was working great before I put it up but now when I connect to Mission Planner the HUD shows it on it's side but it is sitting level on the floor. I have included a screenshot. Any ideas?


Edit: So I guess it is bricked for now anyway. Can't even get the status LEDs to light up now. Only the two behind them and the blue LED next to the USB. Tried burning the bootloader and apparently you can't do that with the USB port or an AVRISP v2 on the SPI pins.
Posted by AsylumET | Feb 15, 2014 @ 04:24 AM | 1,972 Views
This was sold to me as an AlexMos Brushless Gimbal controller, IMU and 3rd Axis Extension Board

Package contents

1 x BGC V2.3B5 Universal Brushless Gimbal Controller main board
1 x 3rd axis expansion board
1 x Sensor

There are no real identifying markings on the boards that have led me to much.

I'm only able to find limited information about the boards and how to hook them up. From what I've found from similar boards I put together this graphic. Hopefully someone familiar with this board can look at it and tell me if I am connecting things correctly and then maybe fill a few gaps.

Should the YAW motor be hooked to point A or B?

Where to hook point C "RX YAW channel"?

Do you seriously connect a 14v battery directly to the board or should there be a BEC?
Posted by AsylumET | Feb 05, 2013 @ 01:37 AM | 1,957 Views
I have a set of 710KV T-Motors and 30A OPTO 600Mhz ESCs flashed with SimonK. I calibrated each individually. After completing calibration I hooked them up to my CRIUS. When applying throttle if I am very subtle in movement between 0 and about an 1/8 throttle I get some fluctuation in motor speed but once hitting that 1/8 of throttle it is full throttle and the remaining 7/8 there is no speed change. I have never seen this behavior and am unsure what would cause it. These are the first ESCs I have used with SimonK firmware so I am not sure if that may have something to do with it. Anyone have any ideas?
Posted by AsylumET | Dec 01, 2012 @ 03:28 PM | 2,214 Views
After my adventures with Flycam's naviboards and then destroying my MCFC I was going to just stick with what has worked for me being the kk1 and kk2 boards until I got a chance to pick up an APM2 but then I see the CRIUS AIO PRO which was cheaper than both APM and FC and the hardware looked rather promising. I decided it can't possibly be any worse than what I've been dealing with so I bought one. Right off upon opening and inspecting the board and accessories I was impressed. It was all clean and proper. I say this because all the FC products I purchased had a residue I assume from their PCB wash and some parts where shoddy at best but anyway this is about the CRIUS.

I soldered and wired everything up as per information in the manual. Yes there is a manual! A number of them actually. I opted for MegapirateNG for firmware. I set up my FS 9x to use my AIL and F. Mode switches to achieve the 6 flight modes though it would be nice being able to assign more. One of these days I would like to have at the source code for Mission Planner.

I just took it out for the maiden and all went rather well. No tuning yet. I found the elevator needed to be reversed in the TX. I am honestly not sure that it is intended to be reversed but I am only comfortable with pulling back on the elevator to return to me. "You know, pull up! pull up!" Takeoff and hover only inches off the ground with no serious ground effect. Pretty impressed with that. Motor response is very tight.

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Posted by AsylumET | Jul 23, 2012 @ 02:41 AM | 3,904 Views
Parts:
1 * x525 aluminum/glass fiber frame kit
1 * 450 class heli landing skid
8 * x525 motor mounts
4 * 30A RCTimer ESC
4 * 750kv BL-2830/14 motor
2 * 1045 CW Slow fly electric props
2 * 1045 CCW Slow fly electric props
1 * 12AWG silicone wire
1 * 20AWG silicone wire
1 * Flycam Blackboard w/ v2.9 xcopter firmware
1 * Flycam Naviboard w/2.3 firmware
18 * Red SMD LED
18 * Blue SMD LED
1 * FrSky D8R II Plus
4 * 10CM Male to Male Servo Lead (JR) 26AWG
1 * GPS plate for mounting RX
24 * M3 motor mount screws
20 * male 3.5mm gold connectors
20 * female 3.5mm gold connectors
2 * male 4mm gold connectors
2 * female 4mm gold connectors
4 * Tie-D wire holders
1 * 20c 2200mAh lipo
1 * 30A 12v Toggle
2 * JST-XH 3S Connectors
1 * ferrite magnet

Other materials:
pipe insulation
zip ties
2 liter coca cola bottle cut and layered to make a battery strap
thread lock
6mm shrink tube
22mm shrink tube

1067.5g AUW





Radio:
FlySky FS-TH9X
ER9X firmware
FrSky DHT 8ch telemetry transmitter module
20c 2200mah lipo

Mode II

Code:
     T        E
     |        |
R -- | --  -- | -- A
     |        |
EXPO/DR:
RUD 0 100
ThR 0 100
ELE 0 100
AIL 0 100

Mixer:
CH1 100% AIL
CH2 -100% ELE
CH3 100% THR
CH4 100% RUD
CH5 100% FULL RUD
CH6 -100% HALF ID0
+ 0% HALF ID1
+ 100% HALF ID2
CH7 100% HALF
CH8 100% FULL GEA

Limits:
CH1 0.0 - 100 > 100
CH2 0.0 - 100 > 100
CH3 0.0 - 100 < 100
CH4 0.0 - 100 > 100

Safety Switches:
CH3 THR -100

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Posted by AsylumET | Jul 12, 2012 @ 05:24 AM | 3,359 Views
This is my first X8 build.

The motor wires are all run inside the frame tubing.



I am not yet sure where I will be mounting the ESCs.



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Posted by AsylumET | Jun 11, 2012 @ 02:24 AM | 3,645 Views
I just wanted to post a few pics. This is my x525 frame that I modified by bringing the motors in closer to the center. It did affect stability a bit but not much and it helped to protect the props while I was learning.



Here is my last frame from GLB. Last meaning I won't buy another from them. It was not the frame I ordered but I have had so many issues with them that I didn't want to bother trying to send it back. The TX in the picture is a FlySky FS-TH9X modded with the ER9X firmware using the usbASP programmer that came with a GLB blackboard knockoff. I added the FrSky DHT 2-way telemetry mod, replaced 2 junk factory pots and it now uses a 2200mAh S3 20C battery.