My first quad - Crius AIOP & RM450 frame
Crius All in one Pro
- I received the goods packed in a bag, bubble wrapped yes but still a bit too vulnerable for my liking and I have seen posts of damaged goods as a result of this kind of packaging.
- The frame is a high quality product with integrated PCB for easy connection of esc's and power. That eliminates the need for a power harness and should make the build that much more nicer and neater
- The instructions provided are of the one page fax copy type. At a bit of a loss I went online and after quite a bit of searching I came across a number of video's by Photronix on Youtube that really helped get a sense of what was needed.
- Putting the frame together after that was a doddle even though missing a screw didn't help much.
- Finding how and where to mount the Crius AIOP Flight Controller was another bit of an issue as there are no holes in the upper and lower plates that fit the FC. I had seen a number of videos though that boasted a CD box for holding the FC and sure enough I had a few lying around in the attic - Here's the build so far:
Next up will be connecting the ESC's to the frame and motors but that will have to wait a few weeks as I don't have the appropriate connectors lying around. I could of course just solder everything together and it would probably be fine, but that would remove any option of upgrading so I prefer to wait for the 3.5mm bullet connectors to arrive. I've also ordered a bunch of nylon spacers as a little more space would make wiring the FC up a lot easier (even though I did create some space by using a few thick rubber grommets to help with anti-vibration).
The motors come with pre-connected gold plated bullets so those are the ones I ordered. Our local RC shop was asking €1,- per pair which I thought was a bit much (the build will need at least 5 pairs per motor and then a few more pairs for connecting battery, frame and adapters cables) and decided to look online first. I found them on ebay for 33cts per pair...
Wiring on the ESC's and motors is 16AWG and after browsing the shed for a bit I found a couple of meters of similar (if not heavier) cable dying to be used after years of just lying around using up real estate. Perfect for making adapters and adapter cables :)
A few more things on their way, to be connected in the near future (all said to work with the CAIOP)
- Sonar wave detection board
- SD card module connector board
- Blutooth module connector board
- Hobbywing ESC programming board
Already waiting in the wings to get connected
- Locosys 20031 GPS module
- DJT FrSky Tx\Rx 2.4GHz combo
- 5V/5A Ubec for connecting the FC via the external connector
to be continued
No need to replace the GPS.ino, just add the following code in the GPS sketch in the section that starts with
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