Category Archives: Multiwii

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Quadcopter how to reduce vibrations:prop spinners VS prop savers

This is how i achieve a little more stability reducing vibrations coming from motors using prop savers. First of all: I’m using old, not-so-balanced and not to smooth motors: Wich better test field for this very purpose? an exasperatelly unstable test platform can actually demonstrate if I’m right much better than a already stable platform where, probably, our improvement would be less perceptible that on Read More →

Mini flight controller AEORC v0.1 – How To connect motors and receiver

How to connect motors, servos  and rc receiver to Multiwii Mini Flight Controller w/FTDI Interface This post makes part of a complete guide to this flight controller. Unfortunately this products is no longer present in the hobbyking catalogue, but there is another good version which i would suggest in place of this one: MultiWii Lite V1.0 Flight Controller w/FTDI or, if you want to have Read More →

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Flying with two cameras: 2$ gimbal testing + video feed + dvrecorder.

Hello! I just made a 2$ gimbal for my Multiwii aerial video platform in a word:my quadcopter. This gimbal is quiet easy to be built but, as you will see in the youtube movie i published below, it is not as good as i expected to be. Anyway this case i used th elive video feed camera from the aerial platform to test the gimbal, Read More →

Multiwii Mini Flight Controller w/FTDI Interface – Features & Specs

Archived product Details The MultiWii is a gyro/accelerometer based flight controller that is loaded with features. This version of the MultiWii features the ITG-3205 3 axis Mems Gyro, Bosch BMA180 3 axis accelerometer and the ATmega  328P-AU MCU. It also has both an AVRISP header and FTDI Usb interface – covering the best of both worlds.  A great small form flight controller with expandability options Read More →

CP210x USB to UART Bridge

You are searching for the correct driver for this adapter? You should look this article: Multiwii Mini Flight Controller FTDI / USB Adapter on Mac Os X and Windows This one makes part of a complete guide to this multiwii MWC mini flight controller with FTDI usb very good flight controller compared to price   (Visited 806 times, 1 visits today)

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L3G4200D Caracteristics, features, circuit schematics and datasheet

I decided to dedicate a POST to the L3G4200D gyro. This popular and low cost sensor is present on a number of multirotors IMU out there. In my case i’ve found this sensor on both models of wich is defined as GY-80 also known as “10DOF 9-axis“, a value for price imu, easy enough except for the pullup resistor needed by this imu in order Read More →

[How to]New 10DOF 9-axis Attitude Indicator L3G4200D ADXL345 HMC5883L BMP085 Module

UPDATED! for pullups resistors correct values! This post is just an update for linking my previous post about 10DOF 9-axis Attitude Indicator L3G4200D ADXL345 HMC5883L BMP085 because this is another name under wich is known.     As you may already know this is an ‘easy to install’ IMU (compared with price) and it could require the addition of two pullup resistors in order to Read More →

Configuration How To for Multiwii Mini Flight controller AEORC config.h

This article is part of a complete guide to the Multiwii Mini Flight controller with FTDI adapter, if you are here you should have read my other post on how to configure the FTDI / USB adapter on Mac Os X it could be useful also for windows machines (xp, 2000, server, ce5, ce6) as it contains links to download drivers. Well this is very Read More →

AEORC MultiWii Mini Flight Controller V 0.1 aka Multiwii Mini Flight Controller w/FTDI Interface

[HOW TO]Multiwii Mini Flight Controller w/FTDI Interface AEORC v0.1 – Configuration

  This guide will cover the steps needed to get the Multiwii Mini Flight Controller w/FTDI Interface a.k.a. AEORC MultiWii Mini Flight Controller v0.1 configured and flying in minutes. As i am a Mac Os X User, i will stay close to this operating system, and if requested, i will describe tha steps to be done in windows too.       (Visited 3,519 times, Read More →

Hexcopter FMS free model preview

Quacopter hexcopter, optocopter FMS models

Here I will illustrate how to obtain some multirotor aircraft models for FMS model simulator. It is very advisable to start practicing on a flight simulator. A flight simulator is very far from reality and movements ad physics laws are essentially faked so you will not be trained to predict aicraft movements reported for instance to the throttle channel, it will be totally different in real Read More →