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Nov 09, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Before I spend the time to wire it up, will the MultiWii work without a WMP gyro attached?

I just want to use the ProMini and MultiWii code to do some channel mixing for some servos that my TX can't do but I don't need the gyro/IMU part of the code.
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Nov 09, 2011, 06:34 PM
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You will probably need to do some commenting out of things. Or else it'll spend years in i2c timeout code.
Nov 09, 2011, 06:54 PM
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You will probably need to do some commenting out of things. Or else it'll spend years in i2c timeout code.
Thanks. In a time crunch so I'll throw some gyros in there.

Sounds like a (#define MixerOnly) or (#define NoIMU) option would be cool for those that just need a motor or servo mixer.
Nov 09, 2011, 07:00 PM
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It's not as complex as it sounds. I would just add 'return;' into stuff like WMP_Init(), WMP_GetADC() or similar, instead of making it do i2c reads/writes. Only a couple lines change.
Nov 10, 2011, 02:38 AM
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-katana- great video! Do you have some pictures for your copter.
Unfortunately not, however, is a Okto flat, about 3.5 kg, totally self-made with pitch and roll and 5.8 ghz downlink.
Nov 10, 2011, 04:35 AM
Simple is the best
What do you think about ESC with integrated data logger?

Integrated the function of flying data logger, could recording the flying data as: Current, Voltage, Temperature, RPM, Power, Throttle travel etc
High rate adjustable switching (PWM:8KHz/12KHz/16KHz)

http://www.himodel.com/electric/HIFE...ESC-20A-K.html
Nov 10, 2011, 05:17 AM
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Buy one, take it apart, take some pics. Personally I don't really see the need for 4 escs logging flight data.
Nov 10, 2011, 06:43 AM
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What do you think about ESC with integrated data logger?

Integrated the function of flying data logger, could recording the flying data as: Current, Voltage, Temperature, RPM, Power, Throttle travel etc
High rate adjustable switching (PWM:8KHz/12KHz/16KHz)

http://www.himodel.com/electric/HIFE...ESC-20A-K.html
"4. Upgradeable the firmware of ESC through Internet"
Wowww those guys actually thought forward. I am amazed.
I think is asking too much that the code could be open, but this is a great start.
Nov 10, 2011, 08:47 AM
Simple is the best
-Programmable the parameters of ESC through USB cable connected to computer
-Upgradeable the firmware of ESC through Internet
-High rate adjustable switching (PWM:8KHz/12KHz/16KHz)

interesting features
I think these features will soon many of esc
Nov 10, 2011, 09:11 AM
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There is a thread on this forum dedicated to reprogramming various ESC's to increase their performance.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1513678
Nov 10, 2011, 09:15 AM
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What do you think about ESC with integrated data logger?

Integrated the function of flying data logger, could recording the flying data as: Current, Voltage, Temperature, RPM, Power, Throttle travel etc
High rate adjustable switching (PWM:8KHz/12KHz/16KHz)

http://www.himodel.com/electric/HIFE...ESC-20A-K.html
Thank you, I was about to make a purchase of some new ESCs, your post comes at the idea time.
Nov 10, 2011, 09:18 AM
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Thank you, I was about to make a purchase of some new ESCs, your post comes at the idea time.
I'm glad you're testing them. Make sure to tear some up and post pics.
Nov 10, 2011, 09:43 AM
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I'm glad you're testing them. Make sure to tear some up and post pics.
I have been eyeballing these for sometime now but never pulled the trigger.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...hless_ESC.html
Nov 10, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Ohhh,, another 'Internet ugpraeable ESC firmware'. I downloaded the HiFei software, and unless the've coded the "internet upgrade" part in invisible programming language, it doesn't actually connect to internet to upgrade. Of course, there's no actual firmware for download anywhere on HiFei's site, either. It asks you to open a 'dlc' file for upgrade. Looking at the superbrain thing, it's firmware is also .dlc....
Nov 10, 2011, 10:34 AM
If it flies, I will crash it
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Pretty sure they are the same thing in different packaging. A few have come across my build table and I am not impressed. Seems like a good way to charge $30 for a $15 ESC to me. Just my opinion guys, have at it.

Rob...