Manual of Multi copter Controller S1 Manual of Multi

Manual of Multi copter Controller S1 Manual of Multi
Manual of Multi copter Controller S1
Thanks for purchasing this Multi copter Controller Series. S1 is a flight control board especially developed for
remote Control Multi copters. Its working principle is to measure the angular speed of the aircraft rotating around
reference axis of Pitch, Roll, Yaw, and make necessary correction automatically,
so as to maintain the stability of the aircraft during flight.
S1 uses AVR high-performance, low-power 8-bit micro controller and
High-precision MEMS digital three-axis gyro from ST Microelectronics. It offers
advantages of good stability, flexibility, impact-resistant ability and reliability.
【Features】
1. 8 Multi copter Types are in support including Aero Copter. Dual Copter. Tri Copter. Quad+4Copter. Quad×4
Copter. Hex Copter. H6 Copter and Y6 Copter, which could be easily switched through on-board DIP-Switches;
2. 2 Flight Modes to choose from, including Normal Mode and Sport Mode, which could be easily switched through
on-board DIP-Switches;
Yaw
Roll
3. Maximum of 6 PWM output channels, compatible with most Electronic Speed
Controllers (ESC) and servos;
4. Independent gyro gain adjustment for Pitch, Roll and Yaw;
5. Basic setting function including stick centering and ESC throttle calibration;
6. Blue and Red LED for working status display and error report;
7. Convenient firmware upgrade.
Pitch
【Special Note】
Remote Control Models are NOT toys, The high-whirling propeller of aircraft is very dangerous, therefore please
carry out debugging and test flight in open space far away from the crowd. The beginner should be directed by
someone experienced. The effect of flight depends on many factors, and the control board just makes necessary
adjustment and correction, but it cannot totally take the place of other devices. To better use your multicopter
controller, please take the following suggestions into consideration:
·Read this instruction manual carefully to understand the product’s feature, installation, setting method, etc.;
·Choose high-precision, good-quality stander;
Overview of S1
·Choose high-linear, quick-response ESCs or servos;
·Take all measures to reduce vibration, avoiding disturbance M1~M6 Output
AVR ISP Port
(ESC or Servo)
to the controller caused by mechanical shock;
MCU
【Specifications】
Input Voltage:
Input Signal:
PWM Frequency:
Gyro: Scale:
Operating Temperature:
Dimension:
Weight:
LED1(Blue)
4 V to 6 V
50 Hz standard PPM signal
400 Hz for ESC, 50 Hz for Servo
±500 dps. ODR:800 Hz
-40 ℃ to + 85 ℃
40 mm×40 mm
8g
LED2(Red)
MEMS digital
three-axis gyro
Multicopter
Types Setting
Flight Mode
Setting
Rudder
Yaw Gyro
Gain Adjustment
Throttle
Roll Gyro
Gain Adjustment
Elevator
Pitch Gyro
Gain Adjustment
Aileron
【Installation & Wiring】
VERY IMPORTANT! Please use the supplied double-sided adhesive tape for installation. Application of two
pieces of tape is recommended to better reduce the vibration. Firmly fix the control board in the centre of the body.
The board must also be mounted with the white arrow facing the direction of forward flight. Incorrect or careless
installation might harm the performance of the Multi copter controller or even result in complete failure.
Side View
Top View
The control board
Double-sided
adhesive tape
Wiring Diagram
GND (-,Black)
VCC (+,Red)
Signal (Yellow or White)
Signal (Yellow or White)
VCC (+,Red)
GND (-,Black)
Receiver
④
③
②
①
ESC
BLDC
Rudder
Throttle
Elevator
Aileron
【Multi copter Types & Flight Mode Selection】
I has a 4-bit DIP-Switch for Multi copter Type and Flight Mode selection, the first three bits for Multi copter Type
selection and the last bit for Flight Mode selection. VERY IMPORTANT! Please repower the controller to make the
newly-selected mode effective.
Multi copter Types Setting Table
No.
Multicopter Types
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Aero Copter
Dual Copter
Tri copter
Quad+4 Copter
Quad X 4 Copter
Hex Copter
H6 Copter
Y6 Copter
SW1
Sw2
SW3
Sw4
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Sw2
SW3
Sw4
X
X
0
1
Flight Mode Setting Table
No.
Flight Mode
1
2
SW1
Normal Mode (Recommended for beginners)
Sport Mode
X
X
X
X
Notes:”0” represents “OFF”.”1” represents “ON”,”X” representes influence- proof for the mode set. i.e. Modes between Normal and Sport are either available for any
Multi copter Types: “▲ the default setting.
No.1
Aero Copter
No.2
Dual Copter
No.3
Tri copter
No.4
Quad+4 Copter
No.5
Quad X 4 Copter
No.6
Hex Copter
No.7
H6 Copter
No.8
Y6 Copter
No.1
Normal Mode
No.2
Spolt Mode
【Gyro Gain Adjustment】
S1 offers three Trimming Potentiometers to control the gyro gain of pitch, roll and yaw,
Clockwise for increase, anticlockwise for decrease. Please adjust the gain to meet
Your needs. The adjustment becomes effective immediately and you don't need to restart it.
For your safety, please do not readjust the gain until all the propellers become motionless.
0%
100%
The direction
of forward flight
The centre
of the body
The body
Yaw
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【Stick Centering】
VERY IMPORTANT! Since different transmitter has different signal range, we strongly suggest you apply this
function to calibrate channel range after first-time installation or application of new radio system. S1 will automatically
calculate and save the range of PPM signal from the four channels of your receiver in order to provide better linearity
afterwards in daily usage.
Step 1 Turn pitch pot to 0℅ position, Roll and Yaw to about 50% as shown on the right:
Step 2 Turn on the transmitter, put the trimming buttons of all channels to zero, move
throttle stick to the bottom position, the other stick stay in the middle position;
Step 3 Connect the battery pack to ESC or receiver. You will see the blue and red led
flash simultaneously for once. Wait about 1 second. Sync fast flash of both blue
Pitch
Connect the channels (Aileron, Elevator, Throttle and Rudder) from your receiver to the pins on the board marked
No.1 to 4 and plug the ESCs or servos onto the pins M1 to M6 in the correct order according to the Multi copter Type
you select (see P4 “Supported Multi copter Types”). When connecting, please pay attention to the colors of wires to
avoid anti-plug. The WHITE(or YELLOW)signal wires should be connected corresponding to the inner pins on the
board, the RED(VCC)wires to the center pins, and the BLACK (GND) wires to the pins on the outer edge of your
board, as shown below:
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and red led represents that the system has been calibrating signals. After the calibration has been succeeded, the
blue led will turn ON while the red turn OFF, please disconnect the battery pack and restore the pitch pot in order to
avoid entering this setting mode when restart the controller.
Notes: Under the Aero Copter Multi copter Type, the throttle channel of the receiver is directly connected to the ESC. The throttle locking or unlocking manipulation
is not necessary in this case.
Aero Copter
Dual Copter
M1
Pitch
Roll
Yaw
【ESC Throttle Calibration】
VERY IMPORTANT! We strongly suggest you apply this function to obtain
Best throttle linearity at the very beginning of using N6 or application of new ESCs.
Step 1 Turn roll pot to 0% position, Pitch and Yaw to about 50% as shown on the right:
Step 2 Turn on the transmitter, move throttle stick to the top position;
Step 3 Connect the battery pack to ESC or receiver. You will see the blue and red
led flash simultaneously for twice. Wait about 1 second. The blue led will
turn ON while the red turn OFF, which shows that N6 is ready to output pwm signal to ESCs. Please move
the throttle stick to the bottom when the tones of throttle range highest point has been confirmed. Specific
construction shall be referred to the manual of your ESC. After the set up has been completed, please disconnect
the battery pack and restore the roll pot to avoid entering this setting mode when restarting the controller.
【Supported Multicopter Types】
M2
M1:Aileron Servo
M2: Aileron Servo(Gyro Reverse)
【Throttle Locking & Unlocking】
For security, the output to ESCs will be locked after power on the controller except Aero Copter type. Pease
unlock previously before flying and lock back after landing. The blue led will turn ON when unlocking is confirmed
and vice versa. Please follow the below illustrations of gestures for unlocking and locking process. The gestures
should keep at least 2 seconds to be effective.
Unlocking (Mode-1)
Locking (Mode-1)
Unlocking (Mode-3)
Locking (Mode-3)
M3:
M3:
Elevator Servo
M4: Elevator Servo(Gyro Reverse)
M1
M5:Aileron Servo
M4:Elevator Servo(Gyro Reverse)
M6:Aileron Servo(Gyro Reverse)
Rudder Servo
M4:Rudder Servo(Gyro Reverse)
Tricopter
Mode-1: Elevator and Rudder sticks are on the left, Aileron and Throttle sticks are on the right;
Mode-3: Throttle and Rudder sticks are on the left, Aileron and Elevator sticks are on the right.
M3:Elevator Servo
Quad+4Copter
M2
If unlocking doesn't succeed, try the following steps for a double check:
(1) Check the connection of the receiver and the control board;
(2) Check the direction of the throttle channel. Please refer to the function menu of “servo-Reverse” of your radio system;
(3) Try to apply stick centering setting function again, see P2 “Stick Centering”,
(4) Try to turn the throttle trimming button of your transmitter down a little bit;
(5) Problem still unsolved? Contact our service center immediately.
QuadX4Copter
M1
M2
M1
M2
M4
M3
M3
M4:Tail Servo
M3
【LED Indicator Description】
Colors
Way of display
Flash N times when power on
Blue
Red
Solid ON
Solid OFF
Throttle unlocked, ready for flight.
Throttle locked, please unlock before flying.
Solid ON
Undefined Multicopter Type, please double check the
correctness of the DIP-Switch, see P2.
Slow Flash: “Flash------Flash------......”
Fast Flash: “Flash---Flash---Flash---......”
2 short 1 long: “Flash--Flash------Flash---Flash------......”
Fast flash simultaneously for once
Red and Blue
Fast flash simultaneously for twice
HexCopter
No signal input, please check whether the transmitter is on.
The throttle stick is not in the lowest position, please move
the throttle stick to the bottom position.
H6Copter
M1
M6
M1
M2
M3
M2
M4
M5
M3
M4
M1
M3
M6
M5
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Y6Copter
M2
Gyro self-test failure.
Entering the stick centering function, see P2.
Entering the ESC throttle calibration function, see P2.
Slow Flash: 1 Second or longer, Fast Flash: 1/5 Second or shorter.
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M4
M5: Tail Servo(Gyro Reverse)
Description
Self-test success, N stands for the Multicopter Type
chosen, see P2 “Multicopter Types Setting Table”
M5
M4
M6
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