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Old May 25, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Ok since no thread exsist or an "OFFICIAL" thread and a few of us here on RCG are involved already, and there wont be any official involvement from the open source crew for RCG ( thats not to mention they wont show up etc)
I figured we can have our own thing here, ( THIS IS FOR OUR OWN FUN) but encourage you all to join the OPEN PILOT forums and contribute there. this thread is just for the avid RCG users like my self who bought the board and want to share with other RCG members.

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multirotorforum -
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CopterControl Introduction (13 min 52 sec)

TV Episode 1
OpenPilot TV Episode 1 (15 min 9 sec)

TV Episode 1 ( tuning )
OpenPilot TV Episode 2: PID Tuning (36 min 51 sec)

CopterControl First Flight (2 min 29 sec)

openpilot coptercontrol - testflight no1 (2 min 34 sec)

openpilot coptercontrol - testflight no2 funfly (3 min 9 sec)

openpilot coptercontrol - testflight no3 (2 min 29 sec)

no sense to re invent the wheel so here is a repost of jims info
-- The Open Pilot uses an 32 bit STM32F103RE ARM Cortex-M3 processor at 72MHz.

-- A Bosch BMP085 pressure and temperature sensor is connected to the I2C bus.

-- Sensors and Components:

* Gyro: IDG-500 and ISZ-500 for 500 deg/s in 3-axis
* Accel: ADXL345
* Flash: 4 megabits

CopterControl Hardware Manual:

OpenPilot Hardware User Manual:

Main Board User Guide:
Included when purchasing this item:

* CopterControl multi-purpose board
* RC receiver cable harness

CopterControl from the OpenPilot project introduces a new generation of multi-purpose aircraft stabilization platforms. The CopterControl platform has been designed from the ground up to perform the following functions:

* Stabilize and self-level a variety of MultiRotor aircraft including TriCopters, QuadCopters and HexaCopters.
* A flybarless heli controller with advanced auto-levelling features
* A full fixed-wing UAV controller.

Hardware Features

The CopterControl hardware has the following features:

* Powerful STM32 32-bit microcontroller running at 90MIPs with 128KB Flash and 20KB RAM
* 3-axis high-performance MEMs gyros and 3-axis high-performance MEMs accelerometer
* Tiny 36mmx36mm 4 layer PCB for superior electrical noise reduction and flight performance.
* Software support for Windows, Mac and Linux
* Direct high speed USB support with no drivers required, a truly plug and play device.
* Spektrum satellite receivers
* Futaba S-BUS hardware
* Innovative Flexi-port technology for superior port flexibility
* 4Mbits on-board EEPROM for configuration storage


CopterControl also offers the innovative Flexi-port which provides either I2C connectivity or a second serial port. Flexi-port gives CopterControl the flexibility to use either I2C and a single serial port or dual serial ports, according to your connectivity needs.

Superior user experience

We have tried to make your experience with OpenPilot as easy and trouble-free as possible. Naturally for a high-end product, the hardware is complete; there is nothing to solder. The included RC harness allows you to connect any standard PWM receiver. All CopterControl boards are tested before shipping and come with bootloader already flashed. A standard mini-USB cable is used to load the latest firmware and configure everything for your unique airframe.

The OpenPilot project, whist still young, it trying to make Open Source much more user friendly. OpenPilot software is designed to be used by everybody! All major operating systems are supported and install packages are provided. The software is all Free software under the GPLv3 license and not only are you welcome to hack it, but we encourage it!

Everything you need

You won't need to buy add-on boards or extra chip programmers. While it may be common practice among other projects to nickel and dime for extra parts or sell unfinished hardware to make a profit, the OpenPilot project simply believes in providing superior hardware at the lowest possible cost.

Don't be fooled the by the price. CopterControl provides comparable functionality to other high-end autopilots at a small fraction of the cost. Commercial projects will charge what they can get away with, regardless of quality or features. The non-profit OpenPilot project is different. Consider getting involved and helping us progress.

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