Title: Crius AIO V1.0 & V1.1 & MegaPirateNG Document Name: Version:

Title: Crius AIO V1.0 & V1.1 & MegaPirateNG  Document Name: Version:
Title: Crius AIO V1.0 & V1.1 & MegaPirateNG
Document Name: CriusMegaGuideV1.1
Version: V1.1
Date: 22nd Oct 2012
Author: Jumpy07
Please Read: This is guide is written to assist new users of the Crius AIO getting started and is
specifically written for those using MegaPirateNG software.
The guide uses various sources and where relevant these have been highlighted, credits and
reference given.
This is a working document written by someone new to the hobby and as such may have
omissions and errors, so you use at your own risk.
Most of this information is available is various places on the web, but have tried to bring this into
one document that is more relevant to the Crius AIO Pro V1.0/V1.1 and MegaPirateNG
If you are installing MultiWii on your Cruis AIO Pro then check out this excellent guide from Gaza07
: http://www.multi-rotor.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=411.0;attach=940
Crius AIO Pro V1.0 & V1.1 – MegaGuide for MegaPirateNG V1.1
Contents
Hardware .............................................................................................................................. 3
Connections .......................................................................................................................... 4
Board Layout ......................................................................................................................... 6
Installing MegaPirateNG ........................................................................................................ 7
Status LED’s ......................................................................................................................... 15
APM Planner ....................................................................................................................... 16
Power considerations .......................................................................................................... 17
Extend Board + GPS ............................................................................................................ 18
GPS Connections.................................................................................................................. 20
Sonar .................................................................................................................................. 21
CPMM – PPM SUM .............................................................................................................. 22
Bluetooth ............................................................................................................................ 23
3DR Radio’s ......................................................................................................................... 24
MinimOSD........................................................................................................................... 28
JD-IO Board – FrSky Telemetry ............................................................................................. 29
Buzzer ................................................................................................................................. 32
AttoPilot ............................................................................................................................. 32
First Tests (Written for a Quad but similar principles apply to most Multi’s) .......................... 34
Tuning PIDS ......................................................................................................................... 34
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Hardware
Features:
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Up to 8-axis motor outputs
8 input channels for standard receiver / support for PPM Sum / CPPM
4 serial ports for debug/Bluetooth Module/OSD/GPS/telemetry
2 servos output for PITCH and ROLL gimbal system
A servos output to trigger a camera button
6 Analog output for extend device
A I2C port for extend sensors or devices
Separate 3.3V and 5V LDO voltage regulator
ATMega 2560 Microcontroller
MPU6050 6 axis gyro/accel with Motion Processing Unit
HMC5883L 3-axis digital magnetometer
MS5611-01BA01 high precision altimeter
FT232RQ USB-UART chip and Micro USB receptacle
On board logic level converter
Flight modes for MegaPirateNG
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Acro
Alt Hold
Simple
Loiter (uses GPS
Guided (uses GPS
Position (uses GPS)
Circle (uses GPS)
RTL (uses GPS)
Auto (uses GPS)
 Follow Me (uses GPS)
Other
•Dimension: 50mmX50mm
•Height: 11.6mm
•Weight: 14.2g
•Fixing hole spacing: 45mm
•Hole diameter: 3mm
Package contents
•AIO PRO FC x 1
•3Pin to 1Pinx3 cable 100mm x 3
•3Pin to 3Pin cable 100mm x 1
•Molex 1.25mm 4Pin cable 100mm x1
•Molex 1.25mm 6Pin cable 100mm x1
•Molex 1.25mm 8Pin cable 100mm x2
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Connections
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Extend Power: if you don't power it by the BEC from the ESC. This is also needed to
power the Expansion Board.
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Receiver Connections
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GND – To Receiver Ground
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5v – To power Receiver 5V
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A8 / THROTTLE – To Receiver (also used for PPMSUM / CPPM Input)
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A9 / ROLL – To Receiver
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A10 / PITCH – To Receiver
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A11 / YAW – To Receiver
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A12 / AUX1 – Normally channel 6 Receiver
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A13 / AUX2 – Normally channel 7 Receiver
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A14 / AUX3
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A15 / AUX4
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CAM PITCH - Input from Receiver
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CAM ROLL - Input from Receiver / (Pin 32 also used for optional Buzzer)
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Motor Connections
 2 – Motor Connection
 3 – Motor Connection
 4 – Motor Connection
 5 – Motor Connection
 6 – Motor Connection
 7 – Motor Connection
 8 – Motor Connection
 9 – Echo for Ultrasonic
 10 –Trigger for Ultrasonic
 11 – Motor Connection
 12 – Motor Connection
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Motor connection - D2/D3/D5/D6/D7/D8/D11/D12 (See Appendix for Motor
Layouts)
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46 / TRIGGER (Camera Gimbal Servo)
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45 / ROLL (Camera Gimbal Servo)
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44 / PITCH (Camera Gimbal Servo)
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I2C port (Slc, Sda, 5v, Gnd) - For 12C Sensors and I2C GPS (Optional)
S0/FTDI (known as console in MegaPirateNG Code
 (Gnd, gnd, 5v, rx0, Tx0, Dtr) - can be connected a Bluetooth module
 (This is shared with USB port and cannot be used at the same time)
S1-S3
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(Tx1, Rx1, Tx2, Rx2 Tx3, Rx3, Vcc, Gnd)
RX1/TX1 used for Remzibi's OSD board (Not tested), (FrySky Telemetry
interface coming in future)
TX2/RX2 used for GPS, you can connect any standard NMEA GPS receiver
TX3/RX3 used for telemetry modules ,like Xbee, 3DRadio or MinimOSD
A0-A5
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- A0 and A1 used for Attopilot
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Board Layout
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Installing MegaPirateNG
MegaPirateNG is a port of Arducopter for the Crius AIO and other supported boards. Not all
features work on the Crius as Arducopter was written for the APM boards originally.
To install MegaPirateNG on your Crius AIO we first of all need to download two programs and
their associated files and libraries.
1. MegaPirateNG - Latest MegaPirate can be found here
http://code.google.com/p/megapirateng/downloads/list
2. Arduino - Arduino can be found here http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Now we can get started…
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Arduino is used to configure and compile the MegaPirateNG Code and upload it to your
Crius AIO.
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Create a directory on your PC called Crius (on your desktop will be fine)
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Inside the Crius directory create two more directories, Arduino and MegaPirate.
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Unzip the MegaPirateNG files into the MegaPirate Directory you created
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Unzip the Arduino files into the Arduino Directory you created.
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Now open the MegaPirate Folder and copy the Libraries folder to the Arduino
Folder (you will be prompted and asked if you wanted to merge the two directories and
overwrite any files etc).
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Now open up the Arduino folder and run Arduino. The screen will look like this..
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Under tools check that its is configured for the correct board, for the Crius is should be Arduino
Mega 2560 or Mega ADk as shown below:
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Now select the serial port the Crius AIO , this is normally auto detected. This is done in
>Tools>Serial Port in the menu.
Ok we now have Arduino setup so the next step is to configure MegaPirate
Use File > Open in Arduino and navigate to the Megapirate folder your created, open the sub
folder called ArduCopter. Inside this folder there is a file called ArduCopter.pde. open this file.
You should now have the screen shown below…..
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Open the File and the screen will pop up as shown below..
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Close the window behind as you no longer need it, so you just have the window with the code
shown.
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You will notice that there are tab's along the top the only one that we have to make changes
to is the APM_Config.h and as you can see buy the picture above that this is the second tab
along just click on this to edit it.
These are the parts of the code that we will need to change (sensor board).
First one is the Board Type, it should be changed to this:
#define PIRATES_SENSOR_BOARD PIRATES_CRIUS_AIO_PRO_V1
Second is the Baro, its should be changed to this:
#define CONFIG_BARO AP_BARO_MS5611_I2C
Third is the GPS, this will depend on what GPS you have:
For the Extend Board GPS it should be this: (IF USING UBLOX OR EXTEND BOARD)
#define GPS_PROTOCOL GPS_PROTOCOL_UBLOX
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For all other GPS’s try this:
#define GPS_PROTOCOL GPS_PROTOCOL_AUTO
Next you should set your Frame Type:
#define FRAME_CONFIG QUAD_FRAME (set to your own frame type from the list below)
QUAD_FRAME
TRI_FRAME
HEXA_FRAME
Y6_FRAME
OCTA_FRAME
OCTA_QUAD_FRAME
HELI_FRAME
Finally you should set your Frame Orientation:
#define FRAME_ORIENTATION X_FRAME (set to your own frame type from the list below)
PLUS_FRAME
X_FRAME
V_FRAME
(You may need to change other parts depending on what other hardware or options you have.
The relevant sections are shown in the rest of this guide.
That’s it nearly done, final set is to compile and upload to the Crius AIO board.
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You should not get any errors, if you do go back to the beginning and start again. It is known to
get errors if you have not copied the libraries folder from MegaPirate into the Arduino folder……
so if in doubt redo it.
Once you have successfully compiled and uploaded MegaPirateNG to your Crius Board you can
now move onto installing APM Planner, checking the board and setting up your radio and
calibration etc.
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Status LED’s
A, B, C
NB: LED’s also change on flight mode change
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APM Planner
APM Planner was written for APM and as such not all features work on the Crius AIO with
MegaPirateNG. For example you cannot upload firmware using this tool. A guide for setting up
your Quad using APM Planner can be found in this document under “Getting Started”
APM Planner can be downloaded from here http://code.google.com/p/ardupilotmega/downloads/list
APM Planner is used for calibrating your Crius AIO and checking and calibrating your raio.
The Planner can also be used for following:
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Calibrating radio
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Calibrating Crius horizontal and magnetic settings
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Setting up Attopilot Voltage and Current monitor
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Setting up Ultrasonic sensor
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Tuning PIDs (more on this later in the document)
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Setting flight modes
And much much more……. most of the settings are explanatory, but the Planner is quite
powerful and can be used for full ground station work or setting up autonomous flight.
We suggest your refer to the Ardupilot Mega Wiki Guide here
http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Mission
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Power considerations
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Input power selection
One of the following ways:
1. Connect 5V power cable from ESC or UBEC to the ESC/Servo port, the J1 jumper
must be closed.
2. Connect 5V UBEC power cable to the extend power port, the J1 jumper must be
removed.
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Note: When using Extend Board, AIO PRO must be powered from the extend
power port.
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Extend Board + GPS
Features:
- Included U-blox LEA-6H GPS Module and Xbee socket.
- Working with AIO PRO FC, and provides full UAV functionality.
- 2 separated 3.3V LDO voltage regulator
- 25X25mm active GPS antenna with 200mm cable and IPEX plug
IMPORTANT: When Extend Board connected to the AIO PRO FC, it must be powered by Extend
Power Port (on the AIO PRO FC).
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General:
- Dimension: 50mmX50mm
- Height: mm
- Weight:±0.1g
- Fixing hole spacing: 45mm
- Hole diameter: 3mm
Package content
- Extend Board x1
- GPS antenna x1
- Molex 1.25mm 8Pin to 8Pin cable 35mm x1
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GPS Connections
Most of the questions that arise for the Crius AIO are around how to connect and configure a
GPS. The Crius will work with most GPS unit although attention should be paid to input levels.
3rd Party GPS Connections must be made to the S1-S3 Port and to TX2 and RX2, this is configured
by default to 38400 baud. (To Change this edit APM_Config.h , see installing MegaPirateNG).
Note: IF YOUR GPS IS NOT CONFIGURED FOR 38400 THEN EITHER CHANGE THE CODE BELOW
OR RECONFIGURE ITS FIRMWARE.
The CN-06 V1 is set at default to 9600 and although can be changed it will revert back to this
when the battery goes flat, so therefore we recommend if using the CN-06 V1 that you set the
baud rate to 9600 in the code below.
Remember: TX connects to RX and RX connects to TX
TESTED GPS Units :
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Crius Extend Board (LEA-6)
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CN06 V1
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CN-06 V2
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LEA-6
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3DR LEA-6
(The LEA-6 from 3DR uses custom firmware and is currently the best available GPS
for the Crius AIO)
The Crius AIO board which connects to the S0-S3 Port is configured on S2. The Extend board also
has an Xbee socket which is connected to S3.
Please Note : No power is supplied to the S1-S3 port unless the power is supplied to the Extend
Port in Port on the FC. (See Power Considerations Section).
The GPS needs to be configured in APM_Config.h, in Arduino , the following line in red will need
to be edited depending on what GPS you have installed. If in doubt use the AUTO Setting. The
Extend board should set to UBLOX.
#define GPS_PROTOCOL GPS_PROTOCOL_UBLOX
/*
GPS_PROTOCOL_NONE
without GPS
GPS_PROTOCOL_NMEA
GPS_PROTOCOL_SIRF
GPS_PROTOCOL_UBLOX
<<< Select this for UBLOX LEA-6 (CRIUS GPS boards and others)
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GPS_PROTOCOL_MTK16
GPS_PROTOCOL_BLACKVORTEX
GPS_PROTOCOL_AUTO
auto select GPS
*/
#define SERIAL0_BAUD
115200 // Console port
#define SERIAL2_BAUD
38400 // GPS port
#define SERIAL3_BAUD
57600 // Telemetry (MAVLINK) port
Note: default ports and baud rates shown above.
Sonar
Connect HC-SR04 Sonar to the following Pins of the Crius AIO Pro:
HC-SR04 Pin GND <-> AIO PRO Pin GND
HC-SR04 Pin Trig <-> AIO PRO Pin 9 TRIGGER
HC-SR04 Pin Echo <-> AIO PRO Pin 10 ECHO
HC-SR04 Pin Vcc <-> AIO PRO Pin 5V
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CPMM – PPM SUM
PPM Sum / CPPM is supported in MegaPirate NG and minimises the number of cables between
your RX and the Crius AIO Board.
To enable PPM SUM you must edit the APM_Config.h and un-comment the following line in red
to look like this:
*/
// RC configuration
// Uncomment if you uses PPM Sum signal from receiver
#define SERIAL_PPM ENABLED
#define TX_CHANNEL_SETTX_mwi
/*
TX_set1
//Graupner/Spektrum
PITCH,YAW,THROTTLE,ROLL,AUX1,AUX2,CAMPITCH,CAMROLL
TX_standard
//standard PPM layout Robbe/Hitec/Sanwa
ROLL,PITCH,THROTTLE,YAW,MODE,AUX2,CAMPITCH,CAMROLL
TX_set2
//some Hitec/Sanwa/others
PITCH,ROLL,THROTTLE,YAW,AUX1,AUX2,CAMPITCH,CAMROLL
TX_mwi
//MultiWii layout
ROLL,THROTTLE,PITCH,YAW,AUX1,AUX2,CAMPITCH,CAMROLL
*/
You will then have to re-compile and upload MegaPirateNG to your board. Once you have done
this check your channel mappings in APM Planner. If incorrect that if you can change mapping in
your TX do so. If not then you will need to re-edit APM_Config.h and choose one of the other
channel mappings by changing the text in green.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth connections can be used to connect APM Planner to your Crius AIO Board. There are
many modules available, some plug and play and others you will need to make a suitable cable
for.
Connections are as follows using the supplied cable for the FTDI / SO Port as part of the Crius
Package:
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RX – connects to Green
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TX – connects to Yellow
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Ground – Connects to Black
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+ 5V – Connects to Red
The Bluetooth module connects to the FTDI / S0 port whose baud rate is set at 115, 200 baud as
default. The FTDI / S0 port is shared with the USB port and both CANNOT be used at the same
time.
Please Note: Copter GCS the Android App will not work over a direct Bluetooth connection with
the Crius AIO . This is due to the way Mavlink is supported. To use this app you have to build a
3DR – Bluetooth Bridge. For more info on how to build a bridge see this link
http://code.google.com/p/copter-gcs/wiki/CopterLink
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3DR Radio’s
3DR Radios will work for Ground Station Support and connection to APM Planner. There are
currently two frequencies available 900Mhz and 433Mhz and you should choose the one that
meets your countries regulations. 433 Mhz is recommend for UK and Europe.
The 3DR Radios can connect to the FTDI /S0 port or to S3 on the S1-S3 port. I would recommend
using the Rx3 and Tx3 on the S1-S3 Port, as this will leave the FTDI port free for other uses such
as Bluetooth. Using the S3 port will also not require any baud rate changes in APM_Config.h.
The 3DR radios consist of a Remote and Local unit, the Local Unit is the USB one and the Remote
is the smaller module.
Before you can use the modules they will need configured, to do so you will need to plug the USB
one into your PC and the remote one will need powered by 5V + and Ground connection from
the Crius.
Remember and connect the antennas first as not doing so will damage the modules.
Plugging the USB local module into your PC should auto install the drivers and a comm port will
be configured automatically. If ensure check your ports in Devices. (Control Panel > System >
Devices). If you need drivers they can be found here http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm
There are two ways to configure the modules, either using APM Planner or the 3DR tool
available. The 3DR tool can be found here http://vps.oborne.me/3drradioconfig.zip
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The First step is to configure the baud rate of both devices, if using S3 on the Crius as the input,
then the 3DR’s should be set at 57600 baud, if using the FTDI/ S0 port then the 3DR’s should be
setup for 115,200 baud. Most 3DR’s are set up as default at 115,200 so to connect first time try
this first. Once you have changed and saved the baud rate on the local and remote you will need
to reconnect at the new baud rate.
Caution: Make sure you change the settings for both remote and local at the same time. If the
two are not the same you will not be able to connect to the remote. If you do change the
settings and get them out of sync, all is not lost but you will need an FTDi adapter to change
the settings on the smaller module.
Set TX power to 20 (which is equal to 100mw)
The picture below shows the settings for a 433Mhz 3DR radio set in APM Planner connected to
S3.
You should ensure that your radio’s, frequency and settings etc are setup legally for the country
of operation. For more info see below:
Region
Radio Model
Settings
Standard
USA
3DR 900
MIN_FREQ=902000 MAX_FREQ=928000 NUM_CHANNELS=50
FCC 15.247
Canada
3DR 900
MIN_FREQ=902000 MAX_FREQ=928000 NUM_CHANNELS=50
RSS-210 Annex 8.1
Australia
3DR 900
MIN_FREQ=915000 MAX_FREQ=928000 NUM_CHANNELS>=20
LIPD-2000 item 52
Australia
3DR 433
MIN_FREQ=433050 MAX_FREQ=434790 TXPOWER<=14
LIPD-2000 item 17
Europe (most
3DR 433
MIN_FREQ=434040 MAX_FREQ=434790 TXPOWER<=8
ETSI EN300 220 7.2.3
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NUM_CHANNELS>=30
Europe (most
countries)
3DR 433
MIN_FREQ=433050 MAX_FREQ=434790 TXPOWER<=8 DUTY_CYCLE=10
ETSI EN300 220 7.2.3
United Kingdom
3DR 433
MIN_FREQ=433050 MAX_FREQ=434790 TXPOWER<=8 DUTY_CYCLE=10
IR2030/1/10
New Zealand
3DR 900
MIN_FREQ=921000 MAX_FREQ=928000
Notice 2007, Schedule 1
New Zealand
3DR 433
MIN_FREQ=433050 MAX_FREQ=434790
Notice 2007, Schedule 1
Brazil
3DR 433
MIN_FREQ=433000 MAX_FREQ=435000 TXPOWER<=8
Resolução ANATEL
nº506/2008
Brazil
3DR 900
MIN_FREQ=902000 MAX_FREQ=907500 NUM_CHANNELS>=11
Resolução ANATEL
nº506/2008
Brazil
3DR 900
MIN_FREQ=915000 MAX_FREQ=928000 NUM_CHANNELS>=26
3DR Status LEDs¶
The 3DR Radios have 2 status LEDs, one red and one green. The meaning of the different
LED states is as follows:
•green LED blinking - searching for another radio
•green LED solid - link is established with another radio
•red LED flashing - transmitting data
•red LED solid - in firmware update mode
If you have the Extended Board with GPS then there are some special considerations to take into
account. When the extended board with GPS is connected the cable connecting the two boards
carries S1, S2 and S3. The S3 port is presented on the Xbee pins on the extend board. You
therefore have two options to use the S3 port. 1. Cut and modify the cable that links the two
boards, or 2. Use the Xbee pins. The Xbee pins are standard 2mm headers, so either modify
some header pins or buy an Xbee breakout board as shown below. (Pin 2 Tx, Pin 3 Rx, Pin 10
Ground.). No 5v pin is available so power for the 3DR’s will need to be taken from a UBEC or the
Extend Board Power connection pins on the Crius AIO (See Power Considerations Options)
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Xbee Pin Outs
Example Xbee breakout board, this will plug into Xbee pins on Extend Board.
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MinimOSD
MinimOS connects to the S3 on the S1-S3 Port, only the RX from the OSD is connected to the TX
of the S3 Port on the Crius AIO.
RSSI is normally handled by the APM and passed over Mavlink to the MinimOSD, but the Crius
cannot process RSSI. Therefore an alternative way is to modify the MinimOSD to provide an input
for the OSD and use an alternative software on the MinimOSD.
To date ONLY PWM RSSI as output from FrSKY Telemetry Receivers has been found to work.
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To work with MinimOSD and a PWM RSSI input, an alternative version of the MinimOSD is
available here http://code.google.com/p/minimosd-extra/ . You will need to configure and install
as detailed in the link. (If you do not require RSSI then the standard OS Build for the MinimOSD
will be fine). To configure the OSD you will need an FTDI adapter to load and configure the
firmware.
Note as standard MinimOSD’s baud rate is 57600 which is the default setting for S3 on the S1-S3
port.
For more info on MinimOSD see here http://code.google.com/p/arducam-osd/wiki/minimosd
JD-IO Board – FrSky Telemetry
The JD-IO takes the Mavlink data and converts it into FrSky telemetry format that you can then
input into the FrSky telemetry series RX’s on the telemetry serial port.
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The FrSky telemetry receiver then sends the data via the radio link to your FrSky 2.4Ghz
telemetry Tx’s such as the DHT-U module, LCD display connected to a DHT or telemetry modified
receiver with DHT and ER9X.
The JD-IO is still being developed, but at the moment current messages that are already working
over FrSky telemetry are:
- Temperature
- Accel X, Y, Z
- Running time
- Altitude
- Groundspeed
- Lat / Lon
For more info on the JD-IO Board see this link: http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/JD-IOboard-v1-0-Driver-board-p/acq-ioboard.htm
Please note: The MegaPirateNG team have indicated that this feature may be available natively
on the Crius AIO Pro in future versions of MegaPirateNG without the need for the JD-IO board,
this will use S1, TX1/RX1.
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Mavlink input is normally found from TX3 on S3 at 57600 baud.
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Buzzer
(This has not been tested but forum members had indicated it works)
It is possible to connect a Piezo buzzer to indicate arming, disarming and low voltage on the Crius
AIO Pro. This can be connected between Pin 32 on the Crius board and using a 1k resistor to
ground.
An alternative and safer connection can be made using a NPN transistor to protect the Crius
output on Pin 32 as shown below:
APM_Config.h needs modified as below:
// New in 2.0.43, but unused in MegairateNG
// MPNG: Piezo uses AN5 pin in ArduCopter, we uses AN5 for CLI switch
#define PIEZO
ENABLED
#define PIEZO_LOW_VOLTAGE
DISABLED
#define PIEZO_ARMING
ENABLED
Defines.h needs modified as below:
#define AN5 32 // direct GPIO pin, default as analog input, next to SW2 switch
AttoPilot
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The Crius AIO is capable of measuring Voltage and Current by using the Mini Attopilot Modules.
MegaPirateNG is already configures for this using Pins A0 and A1.
This data is also passed onto Mavlink and can be viewed in APM Planner and MinimOSD if
configured.
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V-Pin of the Attopilot connected to the A0 Pin of the Crius board
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I-Pin of the Attopilot connected to the A1 Pin of the Crius board
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GND of Attopilot to Ground on Crius AIO board
IN+ from battery
Out + to ESC, BEC’s etc
Heavy Ground to Battery
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First Tests (Written for a Quad but similar principles apply to most Multi’s)
See this great tutorial, it’s written for APM but should tell you how to get started.
http://arducopter.googlecode.com/files/APM2_Quad_Setup_3.pdf
Tuning PIDS
Another great guide and tutorial to PID tuning for APM
http://arducopter.googlecode.com/files/APM2_Quad_Stabilize_1.pdf
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Appendix - Motor Connections
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Sources & Credits
MegaPirateNG http://code.google.com/p/megapirateng/
APM Planner http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Mission
MinimOSD http://code.google.com/p/arducam-osd/wiki/minimosd
Multi Rotor UK Forum members http://www.multi-rotor.co.uk
And of course all of the people on RCGroups community….
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