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Jun 09, 2014, 07:58 AM
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Witespy "mini" ReadyToFlyer 2.6 v3.1 for APM


The new "mini" ReadyToFlyer 2.6 will fit in places that other APM controllers can not. Use the power of APM on smaller MRCs or narrow fueslages.

Features:
  • APM firmware and ground station
  • 8-CH output and 8-CH input
  • ports for external GPS, compass, telemetry system and Power module
  • 12-CH function interface
  • Size: 35*35mm
Included:
  • 1x Motor cable
  • 1x Radio cable
  • 1x Gps cable
Options:Cables:
Last edited by Greg Covey; Feb 02, 2015 at 05:53 PM.
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Jun 09, 2014, 07:59 AM
AMA 697691 / FAA 13675
Motor Setup:

The motor connection numbers are under the Connecting the ESCs/Motors section of the "First Time Setup" "Assembly Instructions" menus. The motor outputs 1-8 correspond to the numbers on the MRC diagrams. For more information, visit the APM:Copter site under the "instructions pull-down menu.

PPM Sum:Sbus to PPM Adapter:mini APM to PM Cable:
  • I needed to make a cable to go from the Power Module to the mini APM because they are different connectors.
  • Pictures of the PM setup
  • Mini / PM
  • 6 GND 6
  • 5 GND 5
  • 1 .Vm. 4
  • 2 .Cm. 3
  • 4 ..5v.. 2
  • 3 ..5v.. 1
APM Board Orientation:
Quote:
If the standard orientation of the Pixhawk/APM2 is not convenient, it can be mounted in over 30 other possible orientations.
See the Alternative orientations on APM Wiki.

GPS/Compass Orientation:

Witespy GPS/Compass modules can be use for for either APM or Multiwii. For APM, the dot on the 5883 MAG chip goes in the upper right corner. For Multiwii, the dot goes in the lower left corner. The orientation of the compass can be changed, if needed, in Mission Planner in the Initial Configuration tab.

The images below show the correct forward orientation for the mini GPS/Compass module (35x35mm) for APM. Use ROTATION_ROLL_180 on the mini APM setup when the MAG chip is on the bottom side and ends up in the front left corner.

Telemetry:

I got the Telemetry port on the bottom side of the mini APM board working by making a special cable. An open ended cable came with the mini APM board which I spliced into an extra cable I had for the telemetry air module. After testing, I shortened the cable to a reasonable length.
Last edited by Greg Covey; Apr 02, 2015 at 07:15 AM.
Jun 09, 2014, 11:44 PM
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just flashed my op revo with apm, working good. I will try this one soon...
Jun 10, 2014, 01:24 PM
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subscribed ...Very interesting.....What does it weigh ?
Jun 10, 2014, 02:31 PM
AMA 697691 / FAA 13675
I'm not sure but I'll weigh it when mine arrives.
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Jun 11, 2014, 08:42 PM
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Now he just needs to come up with a gps & compass combo that is the same size and bolt pattern as this board and we'll have a winner for minis.
Jun 11, 2014, 09:26 PM
James not bond
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that is actually in progress.

and
Last edited by jy0933; Jun 11, 2014 at 09:45 PM.
Jun 12, 2014, 06:23 AM
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Hmm, Wonder how long before it is released as I would order a setup for sure.
Jun 13, 2014, 09:02 PM
<Marty>
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Originally Posted by Flyingfool
Now he just needs to come up with a gps & compass combo that is the same size and bolt pattern as this board and we'll have a winner for minis.
Already available...
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/miniapm-v...lticopter.html
Jun 13, 2014, 09:30 PM
James not bond
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if only you trust goodluckbuy.
Jun 13, 2014, 10:11 PM
<Marty>
I've bought a couple things from them with no problems at all and they ship pretty fast, only took 14 days for my APM to arrive.
Jun 14, 2014, 07:09 AM
AMA 697691 / FAA 13675
That's a cute little 35x35mm GPS/Compass unit. I'll assume that Paul is getting a similar unit but I haven't seen it yet.
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Jun 14, 2014, 07:19 PM
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Come on Paul, Hurry and get a setup like that for sale as I need one.
Jun 14, 2014, 08:13 PM
James not bond
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http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/fli...d-compass.html

maybe?


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