a year and a half ago came Multipilot 1.0 an inertial platform for applications and semi-professional hobby. After the excellent results obtained from the marketing of these cards, and participation in development projects as open source and Aeroquad Arducopter and 'born www.virtualrobotix.com community.
Today our community is proud to present the evolution of our project: Multipilot 2.0 ST.
The characteristics of Multipilot 2.0 are:
Thanks to Sandro for His Beautifull Renders of Multipilot 2.0
When navigation by waypoint and stabilization stay ROCk SOLiD i order lotz of this board.
The arducopter not fly ROCK SOLID and the navigation is BASIC ... no waypoint .. no work fine with cross wind.
There're different kind of software based on work of Arducopter Dev Core Team. I'm a member of that group and I'm working on a branch called Quadfox v3 that support different kind of improvment .
My revision of code fly very well in stable mode . There're a lot of video check video area . FMP and QuadFox is based on my work. Now I'm working on GPS and magnetometer functionality .
In my work i understod that Arduino Mega is not good for this kind of application this is reason because i'm working on this new revision of CPU.
The ACM is new revision of firmware that derive from from ArdupilotMega. That firmware yet support waypoint navigation and return to home.
Multipilot 2.0 is fully compatible with ArduPilotMega DiyDrones Board.
Do it's mean APM & Oilpan + Miltipilot 2.0 Firmware?
Multipilot 2.0 is Pin to Pin compatible with OilPan Diydrones Boards. Multipilot 2.0 replace APM .
The firmware will be Arm Revision of Arducopter / Ardupilot . The board will be compatible with arduino program language. So is possible to port on it a lot of firmware yet available e supported by large community.
It is very interesting position of Multipilot 2.0 board.
This might be one of the reason that DIY drones has been taken over the development work of Arducopter NG code by KinderKram.
Is it correct or I am thinking too much ?
KinderKram original was a member of Arducopter Dev Core team . Then decide to develop is branch and found ArduPirates :) Now came back in our Core Team.
Inside the group there're a lot of people with a lot of great idea .. My opinion was that we need more advanced cpu for this kind of project so i decide to invest on Multipilot 2.0
The previous revision of Multipilot 1.0 was yet more powerfull of Ardupilot Mega . More Speed 20 Mhz instead of 16 mHz, PPM Sum input , I2c Bus for ESC control ecc ecc.
The Multipilot 2.0 is next generation of this kind of board and will be fully compatibile with arduino framework .
Anyway, I am very happy to have options either CPU side or Sensor side.
Hope to be not so expensive for hobbyist.
You can buy CPU or Sensor in good quality but low price from kynix .
Congratulations, Roberto! It sounds awesome.
You will sum the best of two worlds.
I wanna try it someday to feel the difference. :)
thanks :) When will be available the first sample i reserve one for you ... You are our best Best beta tester ... Do you think that is possible to develop a 3d model of this new revision of board ? Is not so different of APM form factor.
What kind of data do you need ?
Thank you, Roberto!
If not crash with me, will not crash with nobody else. :))
Let's try to make it in 3D? Could you send me the Eagle files? If you don't use Eagle, I will just need all the layers separated as vector (SVG, EPS or AI). To start with the components, I need some placement/size reference.
Example of the vector layers:
Main layers --> board shape with holes; pads and vias.
Top and Bottom surface layers --> traces; solder cream; silk; component's place reference.
Obs.: All the layers need to have the board contour or corner marks.