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Old Jun 14, 2011, 12:16 PM
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BLACK VORTEX New flight controller for MegaPirate code...

I have finished my new board for multi rotors system. This board designed with Mega Pirate Syberian. THANKS THANKS THANKS for your help and one board for you This board designed for Mega Pirates code. Please write if you need info about this board. I make test this week and start sell this board.

Board features and details....

SENSORS:
HMC5883L Triple Axis Magnetometer
BMA180 Triple Axis Accelerometer
BMP085 Barometric Pressure Sensor
ITG3200 Triple-Axis Digital-Output Gyro
NEO-6Q Ublox GPS receiver
Atmega2560 16MHz 5V

LED:
3 pcs Status led A,B,C RED, Yellow, Green
2 pcs Tx Rx status LED for FTDI USB
2 pcs LED for 3.3V 5V power status

CONNECTORS:
8 pcs 3 pin connectors for servo or motor ESC
2 pcs 3 pin connectors for Pan Tilt servo
8 pcs 3 pin connectors for 8Ch RC receiver
1 pcs for sonar (two type avail)
1 pcs for xbee or other wireless modules
1 pcs LIGHT switch up to 8A for LED or other lights
5 pcs ANALOG input for external components
2 pcs 3.3V 500mA for external components
2 pcs 5.0V 500mA for external components
1 pcs for GPS antenna
1 pcs I2C and UART interface for external board
1 pcs ISP connector for Atmega2560 programming
1 USB based on FTDI chip. Arduino software compatible

Onboard 500mA 5V voltage regulator for external components
Onboard 500mA 3.3V voltage regulator for external components
Low noise LDO voltage regulator for all sensors and GPS


Dimensions 60x50mm
Hole 4 pcs 2.5mm hole (45x45mm mount distance same as flyduino)
Input voltage 6-18V


MEGA Pirate and MultiWii code compatible.


IMPORTANT

To program the board, one should add the board definition to the Arduino IDE:
- close the Arduino IDE if it was open
- copy the file attached to the arduino-0022\hardware\arduino folder
- in the Arduino IDE select the board type 'Black Vortex (ATmega2560)'

Now you can work with this board as with usual Arduino Mega 2560 (with bunch of sensors of course)
Board alignment with Megapirate software is USB socket backwards.

Here`s MegaPirate code for Black Vortex with QuadX by default.
No need to tweak the code, just flash, pass the setup and fly.

GPS is working too.



03.07.2011 Add bootloader code for Black Vortex
low fuses 0xFF
high fuses 0xD8
extended fuses 0xFD

Black Vortex + Megapirates - Test LOITER y CIRCLE.wmv (2 min 17 sec)
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Scorpion Y6 Multi Wii v1.9 Test Flight 2 (7 min 29 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSsK8y9kRLA
Oktokopter with Black Vortex (2 min 39 sec)
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Tricopter AltHold (0 min 58 sec)

Fly FPV with MegaPirates! (1 min 15 sec)

BlackVortex, megapirates 2.0.39, Leganes (1 min 26 sec)

FPV with Black Vortex, Megapirates 2.0.39 (2 min 29 sec)

FPV with Black Vortex, Megapirates 2.0.39, PartII (0 min 46 sec)

BV & Multiwii Hexa 2011-09-21 widelec (1 min 29 sec)

Night fun with the blackvortex (15 min 21 sec)

Having fun with the BlackVortex (18 min 9 sec)

Black vortex stabilize mode and Alt_hold test (3 min 39 sec)

Virgiux OCTOCOPTER (7 min 9 sec)

Quad con BlackVortex, Megapirates 2.0.42 (1 min 43 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=kwUIBeAaU-U
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 12:37 PM
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good news
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 01:02 PM
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how much please?
Yes, how much?
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Yeah, it is the paramount of the arduino and sensors development hehe

CSG, you forgot to mention that the MultiWii can be applied here too.
And no more messing with 2560 baudrates since the tailored 1280 bootloader and general FTDI chip instead of U8 are used.

Also there is an upcoming MegaPirate Plane that fits this board too. But keep it hush
Anyway thanks. You did a great job in a very short terms.
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 01:36 PM
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199.99 USD per 1 pcs BLACK VORTEX
219.99 USD per 1 pcs BLACK VORTEX and Active GPS Antenna with custom cable lenght

Delivery 8.00 USD worldwide with tracking.
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Arduino + All in ONE II = BLACK VORTEX
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sounds reasonable so with my noob head can i confirm this will basically do the same thing as an arduino with oilpan?
Looks like.
Once the MegaPirate code runs properly on it you can compare it with the APM/IMU.
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Congratulations Alex, very very fine work....
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Niceeeeee!!! Congrats CSG.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 02:26 AM
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great work. im curious how well it will work.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 04:11 AM
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Nice Board CSG! I remember someone suggested you some time ago (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=356) to do exactly something like that..... and you did it right!

Final price seems reasonable (expecially for eu guys like me) but maybe 10-20 bucks less will sound better...
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Nice Board CSG! I remember someone suggested you some time ago to do exactly something like that..... and you did it right!

Final price seems reasonable (expecially for eu guys like me) but maybe 10-20 bucks less will sound better...
i think the price is unbeatable. its only arround 150€ atm for a complete board with every sensor u could need. there is no other complete solution for this price that i know of.


@CSG - is power-supply only possible with an external 6-18V source or also with the bec of an esc?
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