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Crius AIO Pro V1.0/V1.1 MegaGuide Manual for MegaPirateNG

Started by Jumpy07, Sunday,October 21, 2012, 19:19:17

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Jumpy07

This is a guide I put together for the Crius AIO Pro with MegaPirateNG.

Latest Version is V1.1
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

Gaza07


Jumpy07

Monday,October 22, 2012, 23:38:01 #2 Last Edit: Monday,November 19, 2012, 18:20:02 by Jumpy07
Updated version of my guide.

Have had a tidy up, added an index and page numbers and some extra hardware options, LED Status, JD-IO board option.. Some typo fixes etc

Only thing I havent managed to check and test is the buzzer section.. so for info only at this time. will update it if it doesent work when I get round to checking it.

As ever if you find any errors let me know.. or if you want anything added..

It should cover all the basics and more.. and get anyone new to the Crius and MegaPirateNG started.

Again thanks to everyone  who provided input and help.

Enjoy..
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

Gaza_07

An excellent guide Jumpy very well done and thanks for the link to the forum  :bravo:

Jumpy07

If anyone is using PPM SUM / CPPM .. do a manual ESC calibration.. auto doesent work..  will update the guide in next version
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

andreuibanez

 :frantic: I woul like to thank you, this guide has allowed me to finally fly my first Quadcopter. Good work !

Jumpy07

Quote from: andreuibanez on Sunday,November 11, 2012, 18:00:36
:frantic: I woul like to thank you, this guide has allowed me to finally fly my first Quadcopter. Good work !


Glad it was helpful,  always good to get feedback

BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

Falcon26

Very Well Done and thank you for jumping in on the Chat a few days ago I took your advice and when I switched the throttle position with the other three channels they worked fine so I  decided the HK AIO clone Board is defective and Ordered two new Crius AIOP V2.0 from RCTIMER and when they get here I';ll give it another go do you have any information on the arming and disarming and any other Transmitter stick sequences that apply to this board thanks again

lakis21

Hello,
I have two questions.
1st. I saw on the tutorial of the v2.0 that MegapirateNG 8.3r+ support telemetry with frsky receiver. If i make the small circuit, I can see the data on the display DHT-U. Does is also work on CRIUS v1.1?
2nd. On the Apm 2.5 and arducopter,  I am using LED_MODE and I Have external LEDS for Arming, GPS and Battery alarm. Can I do the same with MegapirateNG and CRIUS AIO 1.1. ? Any tutorial for this? (Do I need software modifications?)

Thanks in advance to everyone!

Jumpy07

Quote from: lakis21 on Wednesday,March 13, 2013, 08:46:51
Hello,
I have two questions.
1st. I saw on the tutorial of the v2.0 that MegapirateNG 8.3r+ support telemetry with frsky receiver. If i make the small circuit, I can see the data on the display DHT-U. Does is also work on CRIUS v1.1?
2nd. On the Apm 2.5 and arducopter,  I am using LED_MODE and I Have external LEDS for Arming, GPS and Battery alarm. Can I do the same with MegapirateNG and CRIUS AIO 1.1. ? Any tutorial for this? (Do I need software modifications?)

Thanks in advance to everyone!


1. Yes Temeletry works same way on the V1.0/V1.1 on MPNG 2.8+

2. I havent tried external LED';s on the Crius, in theory should work the same, but unsure what code changes are required.
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

lakis21

Hello,
thanks to willumpie82. I can report that Copter led working great in MegaPirateNG 2.9 R6 - R7.
Now we can have external leds or LED Strips for arming- disarming , or gps fix, with just a use of ULN2803.

if anyone interested they can look here:
http://www.multi-rotor.co.uk/index.php?topic=980.msg13695#msg13695

:smiley:

Gaza07

Any chance of seeing these leds in action in a video  :rolleyes:  ~~

lakis21

Quote from: Gaza07 on Saturday,March 16, 2013, 07:02:58
Any chance of seeing these leds in action in a video  :rolleyes:  ~~


Yes I will make a diagram , and I will make a small video, when I will be back home Monday!, and Then I will post it.
:)

Gaza07


lakis21

Hello I just make the diagrams that';s I all ready test and they are working great!!! :)
I will a connection of the crius/ gps /leds on the bunch with out the frame, and I will make a video to be easier to view and understand.
here is the changes on the config.h.


#define COPTER_LEDS ENABLED



#elif CONFIG_APM_HARDWARE == APM_HARDWARE_PIRATES
#define COPTER_LED_1 A2         // Motor or Aux LED
#define COPTER_LED_2 A3         // Motor LED
#define COPTER_LED_3 A4         // Motor or GPS LED
#define COPTER_LED_4 A5         // Motor LED
#define COPTER_LED_5 NOT_A_PIN          // Pin not available on Pirate boards
#define COPTER_LED_6 NOT_A_PIN          // Pin not available on Pirate boards
#define COPTER_LED_7 NOT_A_PIN          // Pin not available on Pirate boards
#define COPTER_LED_8 NOT_A_PIN          // Pin not available on Pirate boards
#endif


also in mission Planner on the parameter list you have to enable Copter LED Mode.
Just put LED_MODE=127 is you want to enable everything.
more info:
https://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/APM_Parameters#Copter_LED_Mode_(_ArduCopter_:LED_MODE)

Will update soon

Gaza07


lakis21

Tuesday,March 19, 2013, 15:41:14 #16 Last Edit: Wednesday,March 20, 2013, 10:48:42 by lakis21
I have update the diagram, and I add a piezo buzzer. So when arming the Red LED';s (Motor) get Solid, and you here a beep from the buzzer, When disarming the Red LED';s are blinking and you have a different sound. When you have GPS Lock (3d fix) the Green Led';s get solid, when the GPS is not fixed the Green Led';s are blinking.
:) A combination from NAZA (the leds) and KK2.0 for the buzzer :)
So to enable the buzzer you need to change the piezo pin on the define.h.
I select the Pin 32 for Crius v1.1.
Please look the New Diagram, and the changes on the code.
Also in mission Planner on the Parameter list you have to enable Copter LED Mode.
Just put LED_MODE=127 is you want to enable everything.
more info:
https://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/APM_Parameters#Copter_LED_Mode_(_ArduCopter_:LED_MODE)

There are nice led Strips from Hobbyking that they are working from 6v-24v and they are very bright. You can use them with 2s, 3s, 4s battery without a resistor.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=16382
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=17188
Also I made demo connection out for the frame to be easy to understand.
Also a small video for my friend Gaza. :)

If Jumpy likes the diagram he add them to his tutorial if he likes them and he think that is helpful for others. :)
p/s: Sorry for my bad English. :)
:beer2:

Gaza07


Biffa

I';m sure I saw it somewhere before but I can';t seem to find it now, where can/did you get the little UNL2803 chip thingy from?
Steve



Gaza07

No worries Lakis it was a easy mistake to make I didn';t notice until i tried to search for the chip and I have used them before  :rolleyes:  ~~

lakis21

Quote from: lakis21 on Wednesday,March 13, 2013, 08:46:51
Hello,
I have two questions.
1st. I saw  that MegapirateNG 8.3r+ support telemetry with frsky receiver. If i make the small circuit, I can see the data on the display DHT-U. Does is also work on CRIUS v1.1?
2nd. On the Apm 2.5 and arducopter,  I am using LED_MODE and I Have external LEDS for Arming, GPS and Battery alarm. Can I do the same with MegapirateNG and CRIUS AIO 1.1. ? Any tutorial for this? (Do I need software modifications?)

Thanks in advance to everyone!

Hi I connect the Frsky RX D8R-II Plus, as on the tutorial of the Crius v2.0. And the telemetry also works now and on DHT-U. !!!  :notworthy:



deepskysteve

Hi Guys, I am using the megapirates pre compiled version from here, but when I go to the Ardiuno folder for the ArduCopter.pde file all I can see is the ArduCopter.inf file? any ideas
Cheers
Steve

Gaza07

Ive just downloaded the MegaPirateNG_2.8_R3_AIOP.zip file from the forum and the archive is fine no files missing, what are you using to unarchive the file I would recommend 7zip from here MegaPirateNG_2.8_R3_AIOP  ~~

What version of the arduino app are you using you should be using v1.04  ~~

lakis21

Hello I really like MegapirateNG 2.9.1. and the Loiter is fantastic with Crius AIO Pro 1.1


fruitsalad

dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

johnmc

I';m really struggling to get the led mod to work. I';ve got it all wired up correctly, changed the code, and added the change to mission planner. All that happens for me is the leds all flash at the same time, one is dim flashing, the other normall brightness. When its armed they sometimes stay lit or flash faster. It not flashing in time with GPS just motor arming I think. I should have taken a video, but went in a huff after all last night and a bit of this morning didn';t get the results show on here.
Any help would be great!

John

Phil1970

Same problem as John, wired correctly but no sync in gps/arming/disarming.

I think it';s because we have a aiop V2 board.
On the v2, pin 32 is not actually a pin, but a solder (tiny)pad.
I saw a post on another forum where that pin/pad "32" was adressed as "42" in the mpng code.

I';ll post my findings when I get the leds and the buzzer working on the V2.

johnmc

I';m using the aiop v1 board. I had a look at the schematics of the new rctimer extend board, and they use the last three outputs on the A pins, A5 to A7. Using those, I managed to get GPS, arm/disarm leds working, and a third led strip did some random, irregular flash? Don';t know what the last one is.I thought I was a arm disarm thing, but it just flashed anytime.

Cheers, John.