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#1 witespy May 12, 2011 02:39 PM

Quadrino Multiwii Flight controller
 
UPDATE THE QUADRINO is now upgraded with; The Evolution of MEGA. Now with 4-serial outputs, 4-Three way AUX channels .WOW!, sonar, all the pins for MegaPirateNG More memory for all the features, future proofing for all the amazing new software updates. like way-points, GPS, LED RING, OSD, RTH autoland failsafe, and more

Get all the updated hardware here:
http://www.readytoflyquads.com/fligh...rs/flip-series


QUADRINO - Ready-to-Fly Flight Controller - Arduino Compatible with 10-DOF IM

The Quadrino Flight Controller is a ready - to- fly alternative to the complicated process of gathering the many separate pieces required to make a MultiWii multi-rotorcopter

The Quadrino includes the Arduino micro-controller, Gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Magnetometer and on-board usb interface. Plugin your radio receiver channels and ESC motor wires and you are ready-to- fly.(1)

The Quadrino supports all MultiWii features such as auto-level mode (acc mode), heading hold (mag mode), and altitude hold (baro). There is a cheaper alternative that removes the magnetometer and barometer.

Feature & Benefits
  • 100% fully arduino compatible. (based on Arduino Nano v3)
  • Uses stock MultiWii source code requiring only a few #define parameters to be set based on your setup.
  • Contains ITG3200 Gyro.
  • BMA180 Accelerometer.
  • 400KHz I2C bus supported.
  • Servo ports for camera mounts (SRV1 & SRV2). For camera stabilization.
  • Works in Quad+, QuadX and also Tri or Hex/Y6 copters.
  • Mini-USB connector on board - direct connection!
  • Protection diode prevents USB from powering ESCs/motors, but powers receiver
  • Forget the datasheet at home, all headers, signals, and diagrams are labeled on the PCB!
  • 62mil PCB is strong and sturdy to survive hard crashes or rough landings.
  • 8 mounting holes support most standard mounts.
  • Lower control-loop cycle time than popular Wii/nunchuk units translates to more stable flight . (avg. 2500 versus 4500.)
  • Wiring can be pulled up through the center of the PCB for less wire mess

WIRING THE QUADRINO

The following icons are used on the PCB to indicate the type of signal. These icons make wiring in the field simple even without this datasheet.
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2_15-29-08.jpg

THE RECEIVER
The Quadrino YPTR header is used to connect to the radio receiver.
If a PPM decoder is used, the THROTTLE pin become the PPM input

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2_15-30-34.jpg

If you have a 5 or more channel receiver you should wire one AUX channel to the mode pin. This allows the control of flying mode via the transmitter. You can use a 2 or 3 position toggle on the transmitter to switch between acrobatic mode accelerometer mode, and enabling of the barometer and magnetometer sensors for heading and/or altitude hold.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2_15-31-44.jpg

MultiWii copters can change into various flight modes. The activation of each sensor determines how the MultiWii will fly.
ACCELEROMETER Provides auto-level flight. The copter will maintain a level pitch and roll when the transmitter controls are in their default position. Before use, the accelerometer must be properly calibrated.
MAGNOMETER Maintains the same heading counteracting any yaw drift. This is a nice feature for beginners who are busy concentrating on controlling the pitch and roll of the copter. The mag sensor will keep the copter pointed in the same direction from takeoff to landing.
BAROMETER When activated this sensor will keep the copter at the same altitude within a small amount of error. This works best in low wind conditions. Activating the barometer close to the ground can cause greater error as the backwash from the rotors contribute to the pressure on the sensor

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2_15-32-35.jpg


CONFIGURING THE MODE SELECTOR
The picture shows the controls within the MultiWii config program
that configure how the mode switch (the AUX1 or AUX2 channels) map to the various flight modes. By toggling the state of the white squares you can map the state of the AUX pin (Low, Mid, or High) to which sensors are made active

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2_15-35-35.jpg

everything is labeled on the PCB
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...8_12-31-05.jpg


Download the code here:

http://code.google.com/p/multiwii/so...se/#svn%2Ftags

Here is a 1.7 file with all the code changes ( the one shipped with the board)

http://hotfile.com/dl/119662624/27f1...iV1_7.pde.html

You will see mac and windows folders.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...3_15-59-37.jpg


drivers are here.

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm


datasheet here:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p..._74YC&hl=en_US

Supply voltage is 5v-6v maximum. NEVER attach 12v power to any part of the board. Use Nylon screws. Metal screws and posts will effect sensors especially magnetic based devices.


Quadrino Basic
- Includes ITG3200 Gyro and BMA180 Accelerometer
- Accelerometer provides auto level features
- 95$ USD


Quadrino ADV
- Quadrino Basic plus BMP085 Barometer and HMC5883 Magnetometer
- Baro and Mag provides altitude and heading hold features
- 145$ USD


Shipping is via USPS Flat Rate Small Box. Shipping rates are per shipment, not per unit, so pay shipping only once.
- 5.20$ USD within mainland United States
- 11.95$ USD to Canada
- 13.95$ USD to anywhere else

Now shipping.. PM me to order.


Picture (pins installed on all board unless requested) :

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...espy2/pcb6.png


NOTE : You can also buy this board in a ready to fly quad!!!

Features:
Quadrino ADV with Baro and Mag provides altitude and heading hold features

450MM motor to motor for extra stably, Super power-full keda motors ,Adjustable landing gear. Easy to find parts. Built in lipo alarm, and auxiliary power hook-up. protective Cover dome, Orange propellers and ball ring to aid in orientation , sleek mesh covering.

PM me for pricing...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1416168

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG2633.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG2545.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG2541.jpg


Settings information:

The following steps were made to prepare the stock MultiWii code for the Quadrino ADV board:

1. Define your appropriate MINTHROTTLE depending on your ESCs
2. Choose multicopter mode: TRI, QUADP, QUADX, Y4, Y6, HEX6, HEX6X
3. Enable 400kHz i2c mode (I2C_SPEED = 4000000L)
4. Enable the following config defines:
ITG3200
BMA180
BMP085
HMC5883
5. Uncomment MOTOR_STOP. (This is our recommended setting.)

Supply voltage is 5v-6v maximum. NEVER attach 12v power to any part of the board. Use Nylon screws. Metal screws and posts will effect sensors especially magnetic based devices.

Connections examples:
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...3_12-36-41.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...3_13-13-14.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_15-20-53.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...3_13-24-36.jpg


(1) Firmware upload may be required if your setup differs from the default settings.

here come the Videos: (please send me yours if you have any :) )


MultiWii Altitude Hold (4 min 8 sec)


MultiWii Compass Recovery (2 min 8 sec)


MultiWii Stability Recovery (2 min 32 sec)



Multiwii Quadrino Acro-Flight (3 min 12 sec)


quadrino (3 min 0 sec)


witespy Vic450 quad
witespy quad 450 (2 min 36 sec)



Fun sport frame..
FILE0004 (5 min 45 sec)


quadrino's X2
FILE0017 (2 min 37 sec)

#2 witespy May 12, 2011 02:39 PM

radio Settings :

Setup video:

How to set your radio for witespy quad/quadrino. (7 min 11 sec)


radio pictures Dx7
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...IMAG1132-1.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...IMAG1137-1.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...IMAG1141-1.jpg
YAW
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_15-47-29.jpghttp://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...yawdatamax.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_15-49-16.jpghttp://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...yawdatamin.jpg
ROLL
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_15-51-07.jpghttp://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...espy2/roll.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_15-50-48.jpghttp://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...ollmindata.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_15-54-45.jpghttp://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/.../pictchmin.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_15-55-49.jpghttp://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...py2/pictch.jpg

pictures of board installed in a quad:

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2200.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2199.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2194.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3480.jpg

pictures of board installed in a Y6:

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2281.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2280.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2284.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...4_11-21-17.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3504.jpg

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=4233635
http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...y6-updated.jpg

#3 easystall May 12, 2011 02:45 PM

The only thing that i`m missing is the 4 bl ctrl on the back side....its enough space on it.
To make a small one with some extensions to mount a small motor with 4x2.5 on it.
That would be perfect...

michael

#4 witespy May 12, 2011 03:12 PM

You can also buy this board in a ready TO fly quad!!!

info here, or PM me for special pricing...


450MM motor to motor for extra stably

Super power-full keda motors

Adjustable landing gear.

Easy to find parts.

Built in lipo alarm, and auxiliary power hook-up.

protective Cover dome,

Orange propellers and ball ring to aid in orientation .

sleek mesh covering.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1416168

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG2633.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG2545.jpg

videos from other users

Test Quadrino Multiwii (1 min 39 sec)


Lunar Lander 4 + Quadrino (2 min 31 sec)


Quadrino/witespy quad open field flying! (2 min 57 sec)

custom y-6 built by me for badbill
Quadrino MultiWii Y-6 (2 min 33 sec)

seadog Frist quad (good for frist timers)
Colins New Quadrino Board. (3 min 21 sec)


Quadrino test1.mpg (2 min 24 sec)


Pics

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG2533.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2350.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2257.jpg


FOR FUTABA ONLY
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...rinofutaba.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...27quadrino.jpg

GUI explained :

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...6_11-59-11.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...22-11-22-1.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_16-57-05.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...7_16-36-20.jpg


The Quadrino AVD will have all the sensors neat and clean on the board.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...espy2/pcb6.png

Here is a "basic" quadrino . (older picture too . all printing is white on the basic boards now.) ...with do IT YOURSELF upgrade with compass and barometer . This can be done one sensor at a time as you feel like you want to add more . PLEASE NOTE!!! the advance option has all the sensors flat and neat from the factory! These extra boards showen in this picture are only needed for basic boards that are to be upgraded at home!
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2269.jpg


more custom quad options : here are ones built and flying.:


http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3227.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3256.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3228.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3230.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3242.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3412.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3417.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3416.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...w/IMAG3434.jpg

#5 power May 12, 2011 04:00 PM

This looks very sweet, I am considering a purchase.

Questions...What do you do for sensor vibration?? Are you mounting the board solid on your quad? Can we see a flight test clip?


Thanks!


Mike

#6 witespy May 12, 2011 04:11 PM

These sensors can take some vibration.

Just make sure your props are balanced and motors shafts are not bent, and you should be good to go.

you can add some Rubber Grommets if wanted, But should not be necessary. Mounting the board solid on your quad is ok, I am using super simple stand-offs.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odId=JRP960072

Or get the mac daddy of anti-vibration standoffs, and never worry about it again.

https://www.mikrokopter.us/shop/inde...&product_id=77

#7 nicnaimless May 12, 2011 07:28 PM

Very enticing.

#8 tc3wins May 12, 2011 07:58 PM

I have the new Quadrino board on my quad, and it works as advertised. it is a night and day change from the old Wiiadrino boards. and very easy to setup. I will be posting videos this weekend.

#9 ddmt May 12, 2011 09:48 PM

witespy, that's a really clean quad you have there :D
BTW have you try the magnetometer? Some (not all) users (mine works OK) for the Jussi's FFIMU (which has the HMC5883L) have problems with the magnetometer. Could you please try it with multiwii dev0508? Don't fly it, just look at the value of the mags, if there are constant 500 or -500 then the mags are not OK. Thx.

#10 cactus May 12, 2011 10:03 PM

Mine should be here tomorrow. So it looks like all the ESC's are only signal wires and one or more of the board to ESC connections are signal pin only?

#11 aerorotor May 12, 2011 10:09 PM

What do you charge to build a quad?

#12 NaterPin May 12, 2011 10:48 PM

Any hook ups for Camera control

#13 witespy May 13, 2011 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddmt (Post 18220877)
witespy, that's a really clean quad you have there :D
BTW have you try the magnetometer? Some (not all) users (mine works OK) for the Jussi's FFIMU (which has the HMC5883L) have problems with the magnetometer. Could you please try it with multiwii dev0508? Don't fly it, just look at the value of the mags, if there are constant 500 or -500 then the mags are not OK. Thx.

The all the mags I have tested work very well, the value changes and look very smooth on the GUI. Will post a clip.


Quote:

Originally Posted by aerorotor (Post 18221039)
What do you charge to build a quad?

PM me


Quote:

Originally Posted by NaterPin (Post 18221303)
Any hook ups for Camera control

Yes. there are servo1 servo2 Outputs for camera control

Quote:

Originally Posted by cactus (Post 18221000)
Mine should be here tomorrow. So it looks like all the ESC's are only signal wires and one or more of the board to ESC connections are signal pin only?

Not understanding 100%. Each speed controller has there own Pin. You only need the signal wire if your powering the board with a BEC .

#14 witespy May 13, 2011 11:41 AM

I do not power the board with all my ESC's, but you can no worries.

I power all my FC's with one BEC.

BUt you can just plug in all you ESC into those pins, No problem

no ground loops this way..

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...3_12-36-41.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...3_13-13-14.jpg

#15 witespy May 13, 2011 12:09 PM

The pins can also be connected at the bottom of the board if you wish.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2219.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2218.jpg
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG2217.jpg


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