OMNIBUS AIO F3 and F4 and clones (also FLIP 32 - F3 - OMNIBUS ) - RC Groups
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Aug 07, 2016, 07:46 AM
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OMNIBUS AIO F3 and F4 and clones (also FLIP 32 - F3 - OMNIBUS )


**Update Banggood are not selling the original Omnibus, they are selling a clone.

**Update Omnibus F4 like clone now on Banggood with free shipping:


http://www.banggood.com/Betaflight-F4-Flight-Controller-STM32-F405-MCU-Integrated-OSD-p-1103940.html


**UPDATE Omnibus F4:

Omnibus F4 just appeared on FPV 303, RTFQ and Myairbot:

https://www.fpv303.com/product/omnibus-f4/

http://www.readytoflyquads.com/flip-32-f4-omnibus

http://shop.myairbot.com/index.php/flight-control/cleanflight-baseflight/omnibusf4v10.html


**UPDATE - Now Omnibus F3 clone also from Banggood for a lower 22.99$ price

http://www.banggood.com/OMNIBUS-F3-AIO-V1_1-Flight-Controller-with-Integrated-OSD-for-Betaflight-p-1086563.html


Original post:
This new interesting thing from RTFQ and MyAirBot (no Banggood yet haha...)

OMNIBUS AIO F3

Main feature is a built in OSD with a new AB7456 chip which is an improvement on the regular (burnable) MAX chip.

The OSD is connected via SPI
OSD is configured directly from the Betaflight 3 configurator via DMA mode!!
At last, no need to configure the OSD with separate connector and application.

There is an OMNIBUS target in Betaflight 3 to flash.

Now all that is missing is flashing of the ESC's directly from betaflight

Other nice features are:
SPI bus for faster khz in beta flight
SD slot for blackbox logging
Integrated 1.5A BEC - STMicrocontroller L78 voltage regulator

You can plug the FC directly to the battery, with a 4in1 ESC there is no need for a PDB or BEC.

Airebot:
http://shop.myairbot.com/index.php/e...mnibusv11.html

RTFQ (great shipping on ESC only.... if something goes wrong you have no one to talk to but paypal ):
http://www.readytoflyquads.com/flip-32-f3-omnibus

A nice review of the OMNIBUS AIO F3:
http://nathan.vertile.com/blog/2016/...niquad/#review


And i just ordered 2 F3 v2 4in1 from banggood.....
**There is also an OMNIBUSF4 build on betaflight hmmm i wonder.....







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Aug 07, 2016, 07:49 AM
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Aug 07, 2016, 07:54 AM
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Does this have the USB port on the side, or once again needed to add 90 degree rotation in the setup?
Aug 11, 2016, 10:42 AM
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Hi there,

has anyone tested the FC?
I received mine today, but I've no access with Betaflight Configurator.

I installed STM32 driver (also for Bootloader mode) and I can flash it (displayed with DFU in Configurator).
But while I connect the FC to my PC without pressing the Bootloader Button I get shortly a "USB device not recognized" message and I see it only a "STM32 Virtual Com Port" in my device manager.
But no Com Port, so I've no access with the Configurator.
Has someone an idea, what I can install?
Aug 12, 2016, 04:04 PM
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I didn't get mine yet, sound like windows drivers issues, try the windows device manager see if any driver with a yellow question mark and reinstall it, or remove everything and try again.
Aug 16, 2016, 08:38 AM
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Just got two of these. Installed one last night and checked everything out on BetaFlight Configurator and it is ready for a maiden. Hopefully the rain will hold up some time this afternoon so I can get it in the air. Checking the OSD and it works like a champ. Super easy to configure the way you want and looks good in the goggles. I put a 12v regulator/filter between my vbat and ram to run my camera/vtx from. I have plenty of room since I got rid of my QuadRevo OSD Pro board that I had on this build now that this board has everything in one board.
Aug 17, 2016, 10:27 AM
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When flashing the board, which hex do we use, the SPRacingF3?
Aug 17, 2016, 10:27 AM
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Wow this board looks very promising. Stacks up to the top notch MOTOLAB Cyclone FC and the X Racer F303 V3.1 FC with the MPU6000 Gyro via SPI. The added benefit of this FC over the Cyclone and X RACER is that this board has an OSD built in and allows direct connection of up to 5s LiPo to power the board. The Cyclone does this too but does not have the OSD on board and the X Racer still requires a separate 5v connection (I believe). This FC also has a barometer which is not necessary on an acro/FPV quad but it couldn't hurt and could always be disabled.

I think this will be my FC for my new build i'm working on over the X Racer F303 V3.1 which was my original plan.
Aug 17, 2016, 10:30 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chuybacca
When flashing the board, which hex do we use, the SPRacingF3?
If you are running BetaFlight then 3.0 RC7 is showing a .hex file specifically for the OMNIBUS FC

https://github.com/betaflight/betaflight/releases
Aug 18, 2016, 04:04 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bguff88
I think this will be my FC for my new build i'm working on over the X Racer F303 V3.1 which was my original plan.
That's exactly my new plan, too.
(Even though, the X-Racer is still a very nice board)
Aug 22, 2016, 09:40 AM
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One of the features that I believe should be modified is the 5v/LiPo voltage out for the VTX and camera. Most VTX and FPV cameras require at least 5v so for most the 5v (really 4.8v) will not be enough to power the VTX or camera. In my case my Runcam Swift (basically HS1177) requires at least 5v but it wont power on with anything less than 5v so this 5v out will not power it (I have tried). My VTX (Lumanier TX5G6) requires 7v-19v so the 5v out wont work with that VTX either. I cant use the LiPo voltage as I will be using a 5s LiPo (5s to power the FC is apparently okay per Ready to Fly Quads .com) so the voltage would be over the VTX's max voltage of 19v (and the max FPV cam voltage of 17v).

The final item that I believe should be modified/added is current sensing for the OSD. This is a huge feature that a lot of people are looking for and this board does not have it.

If the 5v BEC or LiPo voltage was changed to 12v and current sensing was added to the flight controller for the OSD then this would undoubtedly be the number one flight controller on the market.

Here's to V2!
Aug 22, 2016, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by bguff88
One of the features that I believe should be modified is the 5v/LiPo voltage out for the VTX and camera. Most VTX and FPV cameras require at least 5v so for most the 5v (really 4.8v) will not be enough to power the VTX or camera. In my case my Runcam Swift (basically HS1177) requires at least 5v but it wont power on with anything less than 5v so this 5v out will not power it (I have tried). My VTX (Lumanier TX5G6) requires 7v-19v so the 5v out wont work with that VTX either. I cant use the LiPo voltage as I will be using a 5s LiPo (5s to power the FC is apparently okay per Ready to Fly Quads .com) so the voltage would be over the VTX's max voltage of 19v (and the max FPV cam voltage of 17v).

The final item that I believe should be modified/added is current sensing for the OSD. This is a huge feature that a lot of people are looking for and this board does not have it.

If the 5v BEC or LiPo voltage was changed to 12v and current sensing was added to the flight controller for the OSD then this would undoubtedly be the number one flight controller on the market.

Here's to V2!
Amen!
Aug 22, 2016, 01:09 PM
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After getting some flights in with this board, it is a winner in my book. Like Bguff88 says tho, the TWO changes that NEED to be made to make this board even better are regulated 12v for the cam/vtx and current sensing on the OSD. I actually added running a 12v filtered for my camera & vtx power. I really like the mpu6000 gyro/acc vs. my FC's that have the MPU6500.
Aug 22, 2016, 01:47 PM
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The current sensor and 12v can be handled by the PDB, I think the FC is fine. Attach a regulated/filtered 12v line to the 'RAM' pins to power your VTX/CAM off the FC with regulated 12v and then use the FC 5v for everything else.

This is one that has those features as well as an onboard OSD (not needed here) but a little longer than most and no true LC filter:

http://www.banggood.com/Realacc-HUBO...p-1068098.html

I'll probably use the following, hook the 12v filtered rail to the 'RAM' pins on the FC and then use a separate current sensor if necessary:

http://www.banggood.com/CC3D-NAZE32-...p-1023543.html

Another solid PDB with 12v LC filter:

http://www.banggood.com/Diatone-V8_3...p-1052002.html
Aug 22, 2016, 03:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BreckN
After getting some flights in with this board, it is a winner in my book. Like Bguff88 says tho, the TWO changes that NEED to be made to make this board even better are regulated 12v for the cam/vtx and current sensing on the OSD. I actually added running a 12v filtered for my camera & vtx power. I really like the mpu6000 gyro/acc vs. my FC's that have the MPU6500.
Who is the creator of this board?

I sent an email to Airbot via their "contact us" page about adding these two features to put a bug in their ear about how to make this FC even better but I am not sure if they mfg the board or who does.