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Multiwii Pro board with GPS tutorial and code for setting up.
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Advantage of this board over ardupilot 2.5 and other boards.
This board can support both mission planner for ArduPilot and MultiwiiGUI for default multiwii.
This board includes GPS, Magnetometer, Gyros, Accelerometers and barometer.All for $65 or about £35
After looking on hobbyking, I noticed that this was by far the best board for the price, it offered the functionality of the ArduPilot Mega 2.5 with the pricepoint of the hobbyking branded boards.
But the biggest issue with both the multiwii pro and other controller boards was poor explanation of how to flash the board using a compiler.
There were many pages about how to set it up but no one had the initiative to supply the code ready made for you to just download.
And for some this was a deal breaker which is unfortunate because you simply cannot get any other board with this spec for its price.
So i took it upon myself to get the software working and post it ready made with videos on how to use it!
This video gives instruction on how to enable the GPS on your board.
YOU MUST FOLLOW THIS VIDEO if you want your gps to work, but do not try to fly with this software as it is not configured for flight.
Graphical user interface (50mb-)
Now you have setup GPS uou have a choice, go for the stock multiwii software or go for the Mega pirate firmware used on the Ardupilot 2.5.
Both videos will be posted below.
This is the stock Multiwii software, it is almost identical to megapirte with 2 exceptions.
(Ignore the 2 exceptions if you want they arent a big deal)
The standard software does not support waypoints, only return to launch and data logging for GPS
Secondly in flight modes where you select Stabalise, rtl, circle etc, The method to select those modes is different, The standard software lets you use 4 aux channels to select each mode whereas the Megapirate only lets you use 1 channel which means if you only have a 2 position switch you can only have two flightmodes on megapirate firmware unless you start mixing.
Graphical User Interface multiwiiGUI http://code.google.com/p/mw-wingui/downloads/list
IF you are using multiwii final code you must set the magnetic declination
This is the MegaPirate software and code, far superior in some aspects but somewhat lacking in the small things as mentioned about about flight modes.
Pirate code: http://sdrv.ms/WRqt3K
Mission planner : http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/downloads/detail?name=Mission%20Planner%201.2.27.zip&can=2&q=
MULTIWII PRO SOFTWARE FOR PLANES!
This software was developed by a fltetest website member named "lobstermash"
He took the time and effort to do it so you do not have to!
I do not have a video on how to set this one up however i do have the direct download link and some info.
that is the download link and this is the info:
plugged ESC into D2, rudder D3, ailerons D4 and elevator D5. Worked like a charm this time
HOW TO SET UP FRAME TYPE
Please message me is you need help