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OpenPilot CC3D Revolution ACRO V2

OpenPilot CC3D Revolution ACRO V2

Regular Price: $22.00

Special Price $19.00

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lWorks Perfect with RACEFLIGHT - PRE LOADED WITH RACEFIGHT. 

Download firmware here :  http://raceflight.net/beta/REVO_BB330_FULL.bin

Now Shipping V2, with S-bus pinned out at the top. no more Sh connectors needed. But still can be used like normal if one wanted.  the SH connectors are still operational  . Also Available total naked with no S/H connectors . This provide a very slim Fc profile.

Newest Latest RaceFlight Configurator ( do not use one from chome webstore, it is out of date  :  http://raceflight.net/rfc/cfgrf.crx

With the low noise Gyro, optimal gyro placement recommended , and not an overly super inventive gyro that will require chasing down the PID tune, Hard mounting in most cases will not hurt performance.

RaceFlight has the standard modes, Arm, Angle, Horizon, Beeper, and Failsafe.  There are other modes though that really help drive performance. Some modes have sweet names like Skitzo and BrainDrain (yes these modes are named after the pilots). There are also modes that are named for what they are. Below is a full list of modes minus the standards modes already mentioned.

Pro Smooth modes, BrainDrain, Skitzo, Landing, Delete Flash, LED On, LED Change Program, LED Change Color, BlackBox

some of the modes are self explanatory, like Delete Flash, BlackBox, Landing, etc. We’re going to focus on the 3 modes that help drive performance; Pro Smooth mode, BrainDrain mode, and Skitzo mode.

Skitzo Mode – Skitzo mode is unique. It essentially increases the resolution of your stick inputs into the flight controller. With Skitzo mode enabled, this resolution increase is supposed to be unlimited. This translates to smoother flight in air and allows you to make finer in flight adjustments. Leave it on all the time, it feels amazing!

BrainDrain Mode – BrainDrain mode gives you a sharper stick feel. This isn’t the same as resolutions though. This translates more towards your rates responsiveness. It’s really good for racing when you need that super sharp stick feel on the sharp 180s for example. Having this enabled is great, but it may require some additional tuning. This is because with the sharpness increase, prop-wash can be more noticeable.

Pro Smooth Mode – Pro smooth mode smooths your transitions. It’s most useful when you’re trying to get that absolutely stunning video of your freestyle flight. When you make stick transitions, pro smooth literally smooths them out so they’re not as jerky. You can really notice it when watching the HD video as it just makes things look smooth. You can use this in case you’re not as smooth on the sticks as Skitzo.

RaceFlight also has some cool built in witchcraftfeatures that you can take advantage of and tweak! One such feature is called “witchcraft.” Witchcraft smooths Kd over time. Kd is Derivative in your PID controller. This helps take care of bad data and smooths the data over the course of tiny milliseconds. It comes set to a default of 16 right now, but 32 is a good number to get you started It’s something you can play and tweak to your liking.

 Raceflight is a latest flight controller firmware. By taking advantage of the processing power of F4 flight controllers, it’s able to run at 8kHz and brings the looptime down to 125 (uS). MultiShot ESC protocol which is 10 times faster than Oneshot125, 80 times faster than standard PWM signal


~ The OpenPilot Revolution board, also called 'Revo', is a new breed of Autopilot using the STM32F4 series, 210MIPS ARM Micro-controller. It contains a hardware floating point unit (FPU)which is a huge advancement for hobby-class autopilots. OpenPilot has been 32bit since day one, and the FPU is another step up the performance ladder. The FPU allows precise, low-latency processing of real-life measurements using advanced attitude estimation algorithms.


The Revolution is a flight control computer with autopilot, intended for multirotors, helicopters and fixed wings. It is a 6DOF with gyroscope/accelerometer only,  no magnetometer and  no pressure sensors and no radio link.


-Flexi-IO Port: JST-SH 10-pin. The receiver port can act as an input or output port depending on the configuration which is set in the Hardware Settings. Configuring the receiver port as an output port allows the user to assign more output channels then the 6 standard servo outputs.
-MainPort: JST-SH 4-pin. This is a serial USART whose baud rate can be adjusted through the GCS. Optionally, Futaba S.Bus receiver, Spektrum/JR satellite receiver or GPS can be mapped to the MainPort. Default configuration is Telemetry for connecting an RF modem.
-FlexiPort: JST-SH 4-pin. The function of this port also depends on the configuration and can be configured for I2C or Serial. The default configuration doesn't use this port, but it can be used for Telemetry, GPS, Spektrum satellite receivers (all working), and other I2C peripherals (under development).
-RF Socket: Antenna connection socket for on-board OPLink modem.
-Pwr Sen/Sonar Port: JST-SH 4-pin. This port can be configured to accommodate an Autopilot current sensor and a low cost Sonar sensor such as the HC-SR04. It can also be used as a general purpose input/output port or as a one or two channel analog input port.

Regular Price: $22.00

Special Price $19.00

 
Description

Details

By harnessing the power and imagination of the open source community, OpenPilot have created a new generation of powerful, low cost flight controller known as CopterControl that is suitable for multirotors, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
The Open Pilot CC3D Revolution (Revo) is the result of 1000's of hours of R&D work by the open source community, for the benefit of everyone and provides a robust base for commercial, research and hobby projects alike.
The Revo flight controller features state of the art hardware and software, backed by the Open Pilot GCS FC System and boasts position hold and 3D waypoint navigation among its many features. It is a full 10DOF with gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer and barometric pressure sensors.
The Revo uses the STM32F4 CPU which uses a hardware floating point unit (FPU,) that represents a huge advancement for hobby-class autopilots. This FPU allows precise, low-latency processing of real-life measurements using advanced attitude estimation algorithms.
In addition to an integral FPU, the STM32F405RGT6 chip has the ARM Cortex-M4 core at 210MIPS and saturation arithmetic DSP functions.
The CPU has a range of built-in hardware modules that can be programmed once and function independently, requiring little to no CPU overhead.
These include 14 multi-channel timers, 3 synchronous-sampling ADCs serving up to 24 channels, 2 DAC, matrix memory controller with 16-stream DMA.
Communication modules include USB2.0, 3 x I2C, 3 x SPI, 4 x USART, 2 x CAN and SIDO. All these modules can be configured for accessing the chip pins using a flexible switch matrix, or disabled to save power. USB connectivity ensures that software updates and settings are straightforward to make in the GCS (Ground Control Station.)
The flight controller features a built-in 433MHz OPLink Modem and uses the standard OpenPilot footprint so has the same dimensions and mounting holes as the OpenPilot CC, CC3D, GPS, OSD and PipX boards.
The Revo has an incredible array of functions to manage all of your flight parameters, and while it doesn't have the kitchen sink, it does a real time hardware calendar if you ever feel the need for a wake up flight!
Features:
• Open source development
• Flexi-IO Port for input/output
• MainPort (Telemetry) serial USART w/adjustable baud rate.
• FlexiPort for telemetry funtions
• Power Sensor/Sonar Port
• STM32F4 32 bit CPU
• ARM32 powered digital packet processor
• USB2.0, I2C, SPI, USART, CAN and SIDO communication modules
• 14 Multi-channel timers
• 3-Axis gyro
• 3-Axis accelerometer
• PWM/PPM for configuration with Futaba, FrSky, Spektrum (inc satellite) receivers and many others.

 

FlexiPort

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The Revo uses the same FlexiPort as the CC3D. The port can be used as either a UART or for I2C bus connectivity. It can be connected to serial devices like the OP GPS or any I2C device like the the EagleTree Airspeed expander module, ADCs, I2C ESCs and a lot more. It can also be used to connect Spektrum DSM2/DSMX Satellite to be used as receiver, or any other custom component interfacing with I2C or a serial connection including custom extension boards. Of course, it’s also possible to run a serial Telemetry link to the GCS over the FlexiPort.

Pinout

ColorJST-SH
Pin
VoltageSerial
Function
(GPS, Telemetry)
I2C
Function
DSM
Black 1 GND GND GND GND
Red 2 4.8V –
15V
PWR
Out (VCC
Unregulated)
PWR
Out (VCC
Unregulated)
PWR
Out (VCC
Unregulated)
Blue 3 3.3V TX SCL  
Orange 4 3.3V
(5V Tolerant)
RX SDA TX (Signal)

Warning

The Spektrum adapter should only be powered by 3.3V, a step down adapter must be used.

Warning

The PWR Out voltage is dependent on the CC supplied voltage. Verify that you use the correct voltage for your S.BUS receiver.

MainPort

Standard serial port/S.Bus port (same as CC3D). This can be used to connect serial devices like Telemetry, OP GPS, Futaba S.Bus receivers or Spektrum DSM2/DSMX satellites (to be used as a receiver), freeing in these cases the Flexi-IO port for other uses. These systems use a single wire to help cut down cable clutter.

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Pinout

ColorJST-SH
Pin
VoltageSerial
Function
(GPS, Telemetry)
DSMS.BUS
Black 1 GND GND GND GND
Red 2 4.8V –
15V
PWR
Out (VCC
Unregulated)
PWR
Out (VCC
Unregulated)
PWR
Out (VCC
Unregulated)
Blue 3 3.3V TX    
Orange 4 3.3V
(5V Tolerant)
RX TX (Signal) TX (Signal)
 

The Main Port (S.BUS)

The 4 pin main port is used as the Revolution‘s (Revo) serial port. You use this port to connect to your SBUS FrSky receiver. The pin-out of the cable is shown in the table below. You will most likely need to build the cable and the signal wire color can vary. It’s easy to do just pay attention to the pin-out and double check before powering up.

 

sbus cable

   

RaceFlight Receiver Config:

Connect your Revo to RaceFlight and configure it to use the SBUS  receiver.

sbus-RF-config-1

sbus-RF-config-2

 

http://raceflightinfo.com/

 

 http://raceflight.net/

     

Drivers 

http://zadig.akeo.ie/     <-----download driver installer here 

This step is the tricky part and the most important step. First off you need to download Zadig from here. Zadie is a great little program that allows you to make changes to your drivers easily. Screenshot_6Next with the board plugged in and in DFU mode open up Zadig( Make sure to run Zadig as Administrator) and pick options then list all devicesScreenshot_10

Next you should see a device all STM32 BOOTLOADER. Select that and install the WinUSB drivers as shown in the picture.

Next open up the Raceflight Configurator which you can get here and then load the firmware from file above 

Screenshot_5Next step is to select the correct com port, in my case it came up as COM19 but it’ll differ from system to system it’ll usually show up as DFU. 

It should reboot and all the lights should be flashing, you now have to go back into zadig and select Revolution interface 0 and replace the drivers with the WinUSB drivers. Then pick interface 1 and make sure Serial CDC is installed as the drivers. 

Lastly select the correct com port and pick connect and the board should connect and should now be working. You may have to reboot your computer after installing the drivers for it to connect. Also in order to update you shouldn’t have to go through any of these steps simply download the new firmware and pick flash, just make sure you back up your config before updates. 

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