VBAR NEO - Mikado-heli

VBAR NEO - Mikado-heli
VBAR
NEO
Quick Start Guide
VBasic Receiver
for VBar Control
Welcome to VBar NEO VBasic!
VBar NEO VBasic (VBasic) is an innovative receiver for VBar
Control, setting new standards with regard to range of features,
and fit for the future with updates and function extensions.
Features:
• Easy setup via VBar Control Setup Wizard and clearly
structured menus in VBar Control
• U
sing Presets and the Setup Wizard you get ready
for flight quickly—for almost any application, like R/Ccars, boats, planes, jets, as a receiver for a multi-rotor
flightcontrol, as a receiver for other flybarless systems
• Competition-ready since it does not use gyros
• 5 analog control functions and programmable switching functions
• 9 physical outputs (servo connectors)
• 3 parameter banks (flight modes/-conditions)
• 6 mixers with 5 inputs, differential mix, servo-throw
adjustment, servo-travel limit
• expo, trims and multi-rate per parameter bank and
control input
• throttle channel with idle trim (via rotary knob) and
throttle idle for each parameter bank
• innovative, self-learning trim concept without help of
gyros (trim while you control the model), optional trim
by means of rotary knobs, EDS dial on VBar Control
• Buddy-boxing ready, also cross-over-buddy-boxing
ready (VBar Control together with a radio of a different brand)
• Model Sharing (bind and fly)
• Ready for VBar Control telemetry sensors or
­Kontronik® TelMe
• Event Log
• Macrocells offer freely programmable mixers, 7-point
curves, sequencers e.g. for retracts
• Multiprotocol Single Line Receiver: connect to other
systems via proprietary or open protocols like Futaba® S.Bus, Spektrum® satellite protocol simulation,
Universal Digital Interface (UDI), analog PPM8 or
PPM12 (8/12 channels), with variable update rate,
both as input and output possible
• Connect multiple VBasic and/or VBar NEO devices
via Interbus to get a multi-redundant diversity receiver
setup (up to 4 diversity receivers/8 antennae), with
up to 23 physical outputs (servo connectors)
• Ready for updates as they come available—with
software updates you can enable VBasic for other
purposes, for more complex airplanes (VPlane), for
helicopters (VBar), for multi-rotors (VCopter), and
VBar and VCopter of course with the tried and tested
Rescue feature—all required sensors are already
on board
• For a full overview about the update-options as well
as extensive and current online documentation,
please visit www.vstabi.info/vbasic
These features make VBasic probably the most flexible receiver product on the planet, with unrivalled connectivity to
products of other manufacturers.
Contents
VBar NEO VBasic Receiver, USB wire, Boot Plug.
Safety Instructions
Any R/C controlled model, especially it‘s rotating parts,
can pose serious dangers to persons and things. You must
obey all safety instructions of the manufacturer for operation
of your R/C controlled model.
VBar NEO VBasic and VBar NEO are not an autopilot!
VBar NEO VBasic and VBar NEO may be installed in radio
controlled models which are suitable for it. During installation
and operation you must follow all instructions given in the
software of the radio and in manuals. The device may not be
operated in wet conditions (high humidity or rain).
In case the model shows vibration during use, operation of the
model is to be stopped immediately. Do not continue operation
until the cause for vibration has been eliminated. This applies
especially if a firmware with gyro sensor support is used.
• Since the ESC/throttle servo is directly connected to the device, disconnect the motor wires
or remove the pinion gear to avoid accidental
spooling up of the model while setting up the
speed controller (ESC) or throttle functions. The
same applies when loading unknown setup or
preset-files, as they may transport other receiver
and speed controller settings as you have on
your model!
• When using an external gyro sensor, the sensor
must not be connected to a different connector
than Sensor, else it will be destroyed beyond
repair immediately.
• Make sure you use a sufficient power supply.
• Fail safe will be set automatically by the VBar/
VBar Control (throttle/motor off, servos on hold
position).
1. Items needed for first installation
• VBasic Receiver and a VBar Control radio
• Power supply (BEC or receiver battery)
• Model with servos installed but not yet connected!
Pulse rate can be changed, but make sure you do not
exceed the servo’s specs, else they may get damaged
• For updates and extensions of VBar NEO VBasic you
need the VBar Control Manager software which you
can download conveniently from www.vstabi.info as
well as a Mini USB wire and a Boot Plug
2. Update and Registration
Before beginning a setup, update your VBar Control and
VBar NEO VBasic. Open the VBar Control Manager, plug the
Boot Plug into the Sensor port, connect to your computer and
power up your VBar. The LED will flash white. The update will
be performed automatically if necessary. During the update,
the LED will light up yellow brie y, then start flashing green.
Disconnect the Boot Plug and the USB wire and power cycle
your VBar.
Click on Applications in the VBar Control Manager to access
the App Store, where you can register your new VBar NEO
VBasic to your MikadoID with one click of your mouse, and
purchase function extensions.
It is always a good idea to register your product: this way we
can keep you updated on new features.
Make sure you perform an update of your VBar Control, too,
to enable it for use with VBasic..
3. Bind procedure
VBar NEO VBasic will go into bind mode after approx. 10
seconds. The LED will flash green-red to indicate it‘s ready
for binding.
Refer to your VBar Control Manual to bind your VBar NEO
VBasic to your VBar Control Transmitter.
4. Mounting VBasic
VBar NEO VBasic can be mounted anywhere on the model.
Mind to keep the atenna wires away from conductive materials
such as metal or carbon fiber, as this will possibly reduce the
range considerably. You do not need to securely mount the
VBar NEO VBasic. It can be put into a fuselage, protected by
styrofoam for example. You do not need to align the axis of
the device to the axis of the model unless you intend to use a
firmware with gyro stabilization.
5. Setting up a Model
Select the type of model from the VBar Control Model Setup
which comes closest to your model, and follow the instructions
on the screen of the radio. The Setup Wizard will show where
to connect which servo. Now connect the servos.
Throttle can be connected in two ways: either connector for
Throttle (stick control) or connector ESC (advanced control
with motor switch, idle settings per parameter bank).
Make global settings (e.g. center positions, directions, throws)
for the output channels in the menu Output Channels.
Make settings for parameter banks/flight modes/conditions
(e.g. expo/offset (from center)/rates (like Dual Rate) for the
control functions, for each parameter bank.
To set up mixers, or to select other transmission protocols for
in-/outputs use the Macrocells menu.
In the Trim menu, assign a switch to activate Trim mode. Make
sure you set up a sensible switch configuration, avoid accidentally assigning two or more functions to the same switch.
6.Trim
Adjust all control functions of your model to neutral/center
(rudder/control surfaces/steering etc.). Carefully operate your
model to see if it steers neutral. Use the sticks to control the
model. Now bring your model to a neutral flight path/drive it
down a straight line and activate the trim switch. Keep controlling your model with the sticks. The small stick inputs you
make will now be stored as trim values automatically. As soon
as you do no longer have to do stick inputs to keep the model
steady, trim is done. Now deactivate the trim switch.
How it works: within a small deadband around center, trim
mode is inactive. With larger stick inputs, you also do not trim
the model. You have full control over the model, at any given
time. Between the deadband and about 30 % of stick deflection, control inputs will also slowly be stored as trim values.
The trim range is approx. +/– 30 % of the overall servo travel.
In case the trim range is not sufficient, please check and adjust
center of gravity/angle of incidence/servo throws/mechanical
setup of the model.
7. Pre-flight check
Before operating your model, double check control directions (if a firmware with gyro sensor support is installed:
also sensor directions) for all control functions, by moving
the sticks (and with gyros: the model).
Be careful with rotating parts (propellers, driven wheels,
ship’s propellers etc.) so they can not cause harm or
damage even if they start up unintionally/accidentally.
8. Wiring your VBasic Receiver
Connectors
(may vary depending on model type/wizard,
see VBar Control)
ESC
Electronic Speed Controller, Throttle Servo (Function)
TAIL
Steering/Rudder/Tail Servo
CH1-3
Control Servos according to table in VBar Control
CH 4
free, or ESC/Throttle (direct control from throttle stick)
AUX1-2
Channels controlled by rotary knobs, or Single Line Bus
Signal (select type in the wizard)
RPM
RPM sensor input
Sensor
External gyro sensor (optional), NEVER use for power
supply!
USB
USB wire
TELE 1, TELE 2
Telemetry bus for VBar Control.
Power supply may be connected to any port except Sensor. There is no voltage
divider needed for rpm sensors. For further applications (additional functions)
see App in VBar Control and online manual on www.vstabi.info.
9.Miscellaneous
Exemption from Liability
Mikado does not assume liability for completeness or correctness of the content of this manual and of the software.
The user assumes all liability for all potential damages or claims
that might arise from the operation of this device and his R/C
model.
Technical Data
Supply Voltage 3.5-8.4 V (2S LiPo)
Current Consumption ca. 120-170 mA
Operating Temp. -5 to 60 °C / 23 to 140 °F
Dimensions/weight
45 x 25 x 15 mm / 17 g
.177 x .098 x .059 in / .6 oz
Accessories
You will find accessories to be used with VBar NEO VBasic
Receiver on Mikado’s website www.mikado-heli.de
Support
Forum and extensive online manual at www.vstabi.info
Email:service@mikado-heli.de
vstabi@mikado-heli.de
Mikado Model Helicopters GmbH
Graf-von-Schwerin-Str. 40
14469 Potsdam · Germany
Tel. +49 331 23749-0
Fax +49 331 23749-11
info@mikado-heli.de
v1.01 09-2016
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