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Old May 23, 2011, 09:32 AM
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NEW? -Openpilot flight controller

I just saw the site on these new openpilot flight controllers. they seem to have the mems gyros and accelerometers and the price seems pretty good. anyone use these yet. Here is the link.http://www.openpilot.org/.
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Old May 23, 2011, 09:39 AM
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not sed one yet but sure wold love to try it
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Old May 23, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Old May 23, 2011, 01:09 PM
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what is the code???
does it possible to use gps like mk ?i never seen this board
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Old May 23, 2011, 01:29 PM
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already have one on order
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Old May 23, 2011, 01:49 PM
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what is the code???
does it possible to use gps like mk ?i never seen this board
the code is awesome because for the first time in multirotor history, it's in english and properly designed by people with a clue.
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Old May 23, 2011, 02:00 PM
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Hi titeuf007,
The OpenPilot project is still under active development and pre-release firmware is available currently. http://wiki.openpilot.org/display/BU...ware+Downloads
It is open source OpenPilot firmware that runs on a hardware abstraction they are calling PiOS. PC and MAC GCS software is available.
"PiOS (pronounced Pious) stands for PilotOS. It is the name given to the hardware abstraction layer that the OpenPilot firmware runs on. In basic terms, it is like a very lean operating system and the OpenPilot is the application that runs on top of this operating system." http://wiki.openpilot.org/display/Doc/PiOS
Besides the direct link posted above, here is a February RCG post by FredericG who is a beta tester: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1367452

Here is a recent video explaining OpenPilot:

CopterControl Introduction (13 min 52 sec)


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does it possible to use gps like mk ?i never seen this board
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Old May 23, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Not sure where I seen it but the reason alot have not heard of OP is cus they are trying to lay low as the software is not perfected yet. This is the reason you do not see many vids that show a stable multi. They are alos not planning on GPS or any of the other goodies right away. I guess they are trying to avoid alot of people buying and saying its not what they expected.
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Old May 23, 2011, 02:27 PM
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what a pitty there are not baro for altitude hold!!now the project seem to be very good and the main board has an excellent price
what is the gyro and acc?there are no description about them
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Old May 23, 2011, 02:45 PM
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I'm very excited.

now the project seem to be very good and the main board has an excellent price.
is really for sale?

where there is a wiring diagram?

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Old May 23, 2011, 03:16 PM
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-- 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:
http://newwiki.openpilot.org/display/Doc/CopterControl+Hardware+Manual

OpenPilot Hardware User Manual:
http://newwiki.openpilot.org/display...ard+User+Guide

Main Board User Guide:
http://newwiki.openpilot.org/display...re+User+Manual

Happy reading
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what a pitty there are not baro for altitude hold!!now the project seem to be very good and the main board has an excellent price
what is the gyro and acc?there are no description about them
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Old May 23, 2011, 05:04 PM
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thanks!
on your webshop i don t see the baro option!when it will be available for your board?
i see that there are not yet an official firmware do you have an idea when you will have a stable version?
i know it s lots of questions
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Old May 23, 2011, 05:38 PM
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I've been flying a couple of the CopterControl boards, and am very excited about the potential

As was mentioned, they want to take time to get the software ready before masses of people start buying the boards. At the moment, the software is almost ready for "alpha" release, so it's way too early to judge it yet, but if you're interested in being in on the early flight testing, it's hard to go wrong for the price. What they don't want is for people to buy it thinking the software is finalized, then being disappointed.

Also keep in mind that there's the CopterControl board that's out now, and later there will be the full main board, AHRS board, etc. My understanding is that the CopterControl board is not intended to have all the bells and whistles that the later board will have, but that's not necessarily bad.

There's a developers forum, but I tend to glaze over trying to read that stuff. The more interesting forum for users is the OpenPilot section of the multirotorforums site. I wonder if that link will work here...

http://www.multirotorforums.com/foru...penPilot-Forum

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Old May 23, 2011, 06:00 PM
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My question is. it the copter control ready to be installed on a quad or tri. and with some adjustment can do what it is intended to do. also what mode does it come loaded with. X, + tri or hexa.
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Old May 23, 2011, 06:36 PM
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Rusty sums things up perfectly, I really can't add anything more and he explained it better than I could.

If you buy a CC now you are at the bleeding edge.

I do think this could be useful:

OpenPilot TV Episode 1 (15 min 9 sec)
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