This is an amazing price for a very capable multicopter flight controller board with GPS: just $65!

The MultiWii team has been using the ArduCopter code to add navigation elements to what used to be just an RC controller (the board is based on the same Atmega2560 processor as APM). This looks like a great opportunity to see how well it works. Ordered!

It looks like the main differences between this board and APM 2.5 (aside from size, connectors and enclosure) are:

  • No secondary processor for RC interface/failsafe
  • Older sensors (more like the ones used in the original APM 1.0)
  • No datalogging

Still, an amazing price and great way to get started with the MultiWii software.

From the product listing:

The MultiWii PRO is a gyro/accelerometer based flight controller that is loaded with features. This version of the MultiWii supports direct connection of a GPS module (package includes MTK 3329 GPS module) allowing for ultra-precise positioning functionality. With expandability options and full programmability, this device can control just about any type of aircraft. This is the ideal flight controller for your multi-rotor aircraft.

Features:
(MultiWii PRO)
• SMD component design with Atmega2560
• ITG3205 Triple Axis Gyro
• BMA180 Accelerometer
• BMP085 Barometer
• HMC5883L Magnetometer
• Servo output for camera pitch and roll control
• Supports direct connection of GPS module (MTK 3329 GPS module included)
• On-board USB connection for programming

(MTK 3329 GPS Module)
• Based on MediaTek Single Chip Architecture.
• L1 Frequency, C/A code, 66 channels
• High Sensitivity, Up to -165dBm tracking, providing superior urban performance
• DGPS(WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS) support (optional by firmware)
• USB/UART Interface
• Supports AGPS function (Offline mode: EPO valid up to 14 days)

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Comment by Rui Manuel Cravo Marques on September 9, 2012 at 6:56am

I ordered one crius aiop now to test. It looks great and at a very fancy price. Also, ordered a ublox lea 6 with sarantel antena to see if it's more sensible (it should be) and less prone to loosing lock. I guess that with all the new sensors available today with greater resolutions, the way to go is 32bit like AC32 project and take advantage of the faster processors with floating point capabilities, wich will need faster 500hz ESCs.


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Comment by Max Levine on September 10, 2012 at 1:55pm

I guess copied from this one

Comment by massimo ales on September 13, 2012 at 3:06am

newbie. if it is a clone of http://www.smartdrones.de/collections/flight-controls/products/mult..., which soft with gps can be upload?
thanx

Comment by John Mulligan on February 10, 2013 at 11:28am

The all in one Pro  V2  is available at Rctimer  for same price as  V1 at GLB  and has a data flash

and can run megapirate Ng  ( data flash  function is not  in ng  but  can be added )

Would it be possible  to  transparently add I2c  mpu 6050  to arducopter  so it could be used with PPM  and Mpu 6050  on allinone  ?

The  MPNG  has the  I2c  MPU  @  V2.8  and I am curious if  2.9 inertial nav   changes can be incorporated

 

 

 

 

Comment by Jared Reabow on April 30, 2013 at 2:54pm

hey i tried to use the ardupilot but it doesn't compile, some help please!

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