quanton flight control

I am proud to have the opportunity to announce hardware availability of a new target for TauLabs.

quanton flight control rev. 1 <-- shop site (on stock, worldwide shipping)

System information and components:

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OpenPilot firmware on pre release hardware:


TauLabs firmware on final hardware:


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  • Moderator

    5 years later... :D

    Any recent activity with Copter on Quanton? Would love to move this board to the Ardu platform.

  • Funny, I bought 1 last week for 54,- euro ex VAT, (72,- incl VAT & some pin headers). Received it yesterday, soldered, booted and made a  mistake.... dead board flashing red light not recognized. Thought I ruined it. Looked yesterday for a new one and discovered the price increase (bare price) from 54,- to 98,-.

    Which seems to me like... doubling the price!

    Fortunately I was able to revive the board today with an old version of Tau Labs. Removed newest Taulabs, reinstalled newest: board is discovered again upgraded. And sometime later same issue... this time when connecting CC3D to openpilot. Again firmware not recognized. Same procedure to revive

    Which brings me to another issue: is there something wrong with the latest Taulabs in combination with the Quantec Quanto board? Also I noticed that Quanton is recognized, but with fault in windows device tab (no driver installed). Missing CDC USBSER driver.

    Anybody can shine a light on this?

  • No, produced in Germany. I just mixed up the taxes, it is still at 116,62 € and that is simply rediculous since the same hardware was sold in the very same shop with the same taxes for 65€. So R.I.P Quanton, Nick Arsov has way better offerings.

  • Maybe a currency exchange thing?
  • Hmm, I just thought of buying one but what has happened to the price in the quanton shop (http://www.quantec-networks.de/shop/en/quanton/1/quanton-flight-con...)? It used to be 65€, yesterday it was 116,62€, today it is 98€. What surprises will come up next?

  • Hi Edwin,

    that's great news, I would love to try it but I haven't found your repo on github, could you please give us some pointers about where to find it ? (and possibly a quickstart)


  • Thank you Edwin i only want to point out that i don't use external magnetometer only gps and my rc input is pwm not cppm.

  • Hi all!
    @David: yes the spi sensors were no problem, i2c was making the troubles because in the device drivers of i2c sensors in Nuttx were some really nasty bugs with wrong pointer assignments which caused crashes of the firmware.
    Now the're all working and also communication with GCS over USB and serial port(for telemetry). I also added some LED's to the not used RC inputs. RC input is assumed to be CPPM, so only Ch1 is used.
    @Sergios: give me some days, i'll check functionality of GPS and external magnetometer (this i haven't tested so far). When it's working I can send you custom firmware to upload to the board via Mission Planner and also the modified bootloader.
    Best Regards, Edwin
  • @Edwin Thaller

    I 'd love to test this i think that quanton is one of the best boards available and i already have a test build with it on a quadcopter with GPS, OSD etc

  • Developer

    hi Edwin, there's an older port of ArduCopter to Quanton (based on the same NuttX/HAL/PX4 subsystem that Pixhawk uses ) that I did quite a while ago, and which I got to the point that it "booted", but if I recall, I only got the SPI sensors working, not the I2C ones.( or was it the other way round? )  it's here:   https://github.com/davidbuzz/ardupilot-mega-buzz/tree/quanton_wip   fee free to do with it as you please, or ignore it.   :-)

    A clone of ardupilot-mega from google code , with a number of personal additions of dubious quality - davidbuzz/ardupilot-mega-buzz
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