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VIDEO or it didn't happen!! :) Nice going though, keep it up!
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02 Jul 2020 17:45:19
Sounds basic but I'm happy with it  :laugh:
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AutoQuad High End Flight Controller

Started by Gaza07, Wednesday,July 04, 2012, 23:03:15

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AutoQuad have just released info and started to sell there new 32 bit system, I have to say it looks very impresive but come's at quite a high price, it looks like it could be a DJI wookong beater which is twice the price, if it is as good as the video's show then the price is very good for this type of controller,
it is open source and comes with a ground control station that allows full autonomous control,
here's the spec's and a couple of video's

Available from here http://flyduino.net/Autoquad-6-public-beta-Version_1

Autoquad is a highly advanced system that requires the enduser to calibrate the onboard IMU to the individual craft. Please make sure you have read the wiki on Autoquad.org, and that you understand what is involved before buying a board.

This is a Beta release, and Viacopter only assumes responsibilty for hardware support under our normal terms and conditons. All software support is community based from forum.autoquad.org

The board is sold as a SMT-preassembled kit. Final assembly, setup, calibration and preflight checks is the endusers own responsibility.

Kit includes:

Autoquad 6 board, SMT-preassembled with Ublox LEA-6T precision timing GPS module, 9DOF analog IMU and 1 pressure sensor
7 pcs 2*3 PWM headers
JST-PH main power wire and socket
35*35mm ceramic 15db active GPS antenna
Board features:

2" x 2.5" main board with MK mounting hole pattern
Input voltage: 9V => 18v
High efficiency DC/DC converters
STM32F407 32bit Cortex M4 microcontroller @ 168Mhz (1MB flash)
Standard Arm 10 pin 0.05" pitch SWD connector footprint
14 general purpose PWM controllers / receivers (powered or un-powered @ 5V/1A)
Dedicated Spektrum satellite (remote receiver) 2.4Ghz R/C radio connector
uSD card slot driven by 4bit SDIO capable of 100Mb/s transfer (up to 32GB storage)
onboard uBlox LEA-6T precision timing GPS module with battery backup and timepulse capture
onboard u.fl (Ipex) active GPS antenna connector
optional external bi-directional telemetry radio (Xbee, Bluetooth, 433/868) via standard 6 pin FTDI connector - powered up to 1A
I2C bus connector for I2C ESC's (or other I2C devices)
Onboard 9 DOF analog sensors (3x RATE, 3x ACC, 3x MAG) w/EMI hardening
Battery voltage monitor
Extra options that can be added by users:

optional external GPS via standard 6 pin connector (EM406, EM401, uBlox, MTK)
optional VectorNav VN100
Daughter board options:

+ 9 DOF analog sensor board
+ VectorNav VN100 (the FC allready contains a 10DOF IMU!, performance sawn in the videos is made by the integrated allready integrated 10DOF)
+ High performance SOM (System on Module)
+ Any combination of the above
- Optional extra pressure sensor for airspeed measurement


Its a very impressive flight controller but a bit out of my price for the moment, to expensive for a learner like me to risk in a crash  ::)


It does seem expensive but if it is better than the high end controllers like the DJI Wookong then its half the price of those and actually very good value  ~~


Good point but it is still quite a lot to fork out for something that is in beta testing and unproven, time will tell how good or bad it is  :-\


Its one to watch, maybe next year ?

I'm interested in the 32bit ESC though, they may be worth a try right now.
Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !


Take a look at the calibibration routine for this  :o you have to freeze it and monitor it for 24 hours  :o although when you read on it kinda makes sense to be able to calibrate how temperature change alters things and allow fir it  :-/


Quote from: MadMax on Saturday,July 14, 2012, 18:48:52
Take a look at the calibration routine for this  :o you have to freeze it and monitor it for 24 hours  :o although when you read on it kinda makes sense to be able to calibrate how temperature change alters things and allow fir it  :-/

That's the way DJI and other top players do the calibration process for their systems, and that is why their systems cost so much more, they just work with no real issues from the box and you get great flights from them, you have to put the effort in up front to get the best out on the flights.

The AQ has to do a lot of work to prove itself at the moment due to many other open source projects not delivering in a way they say they will, there are a number of posts about other open source controllers around the web at the moment which are being stacked up against the AQ, I think this could be a great controller once it moves from under the cloud sitting over the open source boards out there at the moment, time as they say will tell........




Calibration is a pain. I';ve played with these a lot. Once you get your hands on it though it';s very smooth up in the air...

I';m selling one of my AQ quads


I';m interested to see how this actually feels to fly.

I recently had the chance to fly an Alta, and that freefly Synapse fc has just beautiful handling - it feels so direct, and is like you';re actually flying it yourself (a bit like a naze/race style board) but has all the nice features with the gpd etc.
Going back to my A2 (which I have never had issues with and is also great to fly) it just feels a little bit sluggish and the fc is getting in the way with throttle response. I assume this is the fc making sure that mid stick is hover no matter what payload you';re carrying.


It uses MAVLink, not a secure protocol, although the FC looks fantastic.
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