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Old Nov 06, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Flycam - MCFC

I think its about time to start a own thread for the new Flycam board -> MCFC
Here we can discuss settings, experiences, challanges , etc

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:36 AM
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heres a photo of my mcfc. i hadnt the time to fly it yet...

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Does it multiwii bord?
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 06:01 AM
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No, this is not multiwii board.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:07 PM
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First Test

I have now preformed a first test of my octocopter with MCFC.
All the calibration was done according to Minsoo's manual.

What I noticed was that first GPS fix took approx. 10 minutes. As one should be aware of is that downloading the GPS almanac can take up to 20 minutes (worst case).

Octo seemed very stable, responded well to input.
Altitude hold worked like a charm, tested it at 1,8m and 30meter. Seemed very stable.

GPS hold position was tested and found to be pretty good, somewhat of pendulum movement within 1-2 meters. I think this probably will be solved by changing PID parameters.

RTH also worked well, with a bit of overshoot, I think this also will be solved by tweaking the PID parameters.

Also tried out carefree, also worked.
I will try to change the parameters when the wheater improves, Snow and wind in Norway!
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 01:33 AM
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Hi All
Thank you for supporting
it will be released soon the MCFC firmware 1.1 ver.
- Bug fixed.
- pusher copter include
please see a video for pusher copter
FlyCam MCFC Pusher Copter (4 min 8 sec)
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Hey guys , i also got my MCFC board setup,first think i want so solve is wen i take of in autolevel,take of nice and steady but wen i stay of the sticks the quad just fly to the right and a little to the back, do i have to trim this out with TX?It like auto level is -1 to the right.
or do i level the quad out and recalibirate gyros and accel?

So how about the pot meters?wen does the yaw pot has effect,becasue there is also a yaw PID attitude.or how do these work together?
The pitch/roll pot meter? have no effect in auto level only acro mode right?

Then the groundstation for gps waypoints! I connect the MCFC board to the laptop and outside i get like 8-10sats, also see the quad on google maps.So i set out some spot and click write.
Disconnect the usb cable and go to the backyard, flip the 8ch switch till 3rd position and the quad turns heading my.go back hook it to the laptop and do a read waypoint and says no waypoint hhmm, what am i doing wrong here?

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 05:09 PM
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As for trimming, this is not necessary. Do a stick calibration according to Minsoo’s manual.
However you should ensure that the frame and board is in the same plane.
Potmeters have no effect when not in acromode. However certain settings will set the MCFC in various modes (See manual).
As for waypoints, I haven’t tested those yet.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Analog resistors on the board for tuning - strange solution for 2012 year

Or its a "Kuk style", from first KK boards?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Analog resistors on the board for tuning - strange solution for 2012 year

Or its a "Kuk style", from first KK boards?
whats an easier solution in your opinion?
are there digital resistors available?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:45 AM
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All Multiwii/Naza/Wookong/Arducopter/etc boards have digital tuning, btw

Is seems enough for users, and its better to save/load/analyze parameters.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:12 AM
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All Multiwii/Naza/Wookong/Arducopter/etc boards have digital tuning, btw
Is seems enough for users, and its better to save/load/analyze parameters.
i know it was meant in relation to the resistor.
it wasn't meant that seriously
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:13 AM
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As an electronics engineer I rather use analog pots than digital pots for tuning.

PS: KK stands for Kaptein Kuk which translates from Norwegian into english as Captain Dick

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:50 AM
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Yes, analog pots of course can be used for some tuning, but for expensive board (400$ is not too cheap) it seems not serious, imho

It looks like crappy 28$ boards from Hobbyking...
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:18 AM
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As for digital pots, they have less accuracy than analog one's. (more noise).
As for the design I think it looks fairly good, but I will not know for sure until I have tested it over time.

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