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ZeroUAV YS-X6 Autopilot GPS Flight Control System

Started by Admin, Wednesday,August 15, 2012, 07:44:33

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BYOD

I thought I would just offer up a little thought on the YS, I have been contacted by a growing number of customers which have a YS asking me for assistance with the "radio units" for the YS system, the range of the WIFI seems to be great for close flights, however I understand from what I have been told,  you need to get the YS radios to do more distance flights. This is where the YS seems to be falling down here for us! Users of the system in the UK / EU and other parts of the world where the YS radios are not allowed to be used because of the 900MHz band they operate on. The 900MHz is only really used in the USA. I would check to  make sure you know that you will be able to use the system in a way which will not require you use the YS radios. If anyone finds a radio system or knows of one which can be used with the YS here in the UK / EU it would be great to hear about them, I have not been able to find one yet...

sausageroll

Would be good to see inside the YS unit. The chances are its just a drop in radio module, and most manufacturers make a 900mhz US and a 433mhz everywhere else version. Theres a good chance you could take the 900mhz unit out and stick a 433 one on. One of the devices I make and sell has a 433 module in it, we can stick a 900 in there in its place, everything works just the same as normal, it just uses a different frequency...


robone

This was posted on another forum by Frank.T

You need to convert the TTL signals to the needed RS232 levels on the ZeroUav products.
Make a pcb or buy a mini here:
http://www.ebay.nl/itm/280731969278?...d=379108254704


eyeflying

Hi Guys,

I';m a newbie here but I just thought I';d mention that I';ve got a couple ZERO UAV Flight Controllers on their way over to me for testing.  I';ll be installing one unit into a custom Hexacopter to see how it performs. If anyone';s interested, I';ll post a review and some vids when the kit arrives (should be some time this week)

Gaza07

Hi eyeflying and welcome to the forum, Im sure most of us here would look forward to seeing your review  :bravo:  :welcome:

Quote from: eyeflying on Monday,October 15, 2012, 16:29:04
Hi Guys,

I';m a newbie here but I just thought I';d mention that I';ve got a couple ZERO UAV Flight Controllers on their way over to me for testing.  I';ll be installing one unit into a custom Hexacopter to see how it performs. If anyone';s interested, I';ll post a review and some vids when the kit arrives (should be some time this week)

eyeflying

Got my YS-X6';s to play with - arrived a couple of days ago. I';m building a new Hex for the test as the X8 I was going to use is too small. The initial problem I';ve found with this kit is the rather large footprint of each unit. The IMU needs to be right in the centre of the copter - and this is quite big. Then you';ve got the main control box which is also large and then you';ve got to find a place for the wi-fi unit. And then finally, the GPS/Compass which you stick on a stalk like DJI - oh, and then there';s the LED unit.

My initial advice would be make sure you';ve first got a big enough frame to take all this stuff - especially if you also want to add FPV camera and Tx.

I reckon it';ll be a week or more before I can get to fly with this setup.

My first observations after installing the phone control app for this, is that Zero UAV are missing an opportunity to really steal a lead on DJI. I don';t think they';re are making enough noise about this equipment';s features and potential - their video';s don';t do it justice (if it works, that is!!)

robone

Sunday,October 21, 2012, 09:51:35 #36 Last Edit: Sunday,October 21, 2012, 09:56:49 by robone
Quote from: eyeflying on Sunday,October 21, 2012, 00:15:19
Got my YS-X6';s to play with - arrived a couple of days ago. I';m building a new Hex for the test as the X8 I was going to use is too small. The initial problem I';ve found with this kit is the rather large footprint of each unit. The IMU needs to be right in the centre of the copter - and this is quite big. Then you';ve got the main control box which is also large and then you';ve got to find a place for the wi-fi unit. And then finally, the GPS/Compass which you stick on a stalk like DJI - oh, and then there';s the LED unit.

My initial advice would be make sure you';ve first got a big enough frame to take all this stuff - especially if you also want to add FPV camera and Tx.

I reckon it';ll be a week or more before I can get to fly with this setup.

My first observations after installing the phone control app for this, is that Zero UAV are missing an opportunity to really steal a lead on DJI. I don';t think they';re are making enough noise about this equipment';s features and potential - their video';s don';t do it justice (if it works, that is!!)


If I can help at all let me know. Have a look at my website. Have a look at the tips. You might not need it, but it is worth looking at. http://multirotor.co.za/?page_id=964

You will be extremely happy with it once you get it working. Just remember, do not use the sponge that they supply for the IMU. ONly use double sided tape and do not mount the IMU below the Main Controller. Best place is directly on top of it.

Best location for the wifi module is one one of the legs and also the LED...on a different leg.

Here is a pic showing the location on a 650 Vulcan Frame[attachimg=1]

Rob

eyeflying

Thanks robone for your tips, I';ll be in touch if I need more help. As I said, It';ll be a week or so before I get the time to ';play'; - looking forward to it though  :smiley: