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FlightCtrl V2.5


See also: FlightCtrl overview

http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=142590&g2_serialNumber=2




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Flight Ctrl V2.5

The !Flight-Ctrl V2.5 is now equipped with a new pressure sensor and a more powerful ACC sensor.
Now we have a significantly better height control and flights are possible up to 5000mtr.
The FlightCtrl V2.5 is shipped with:

  • already assembled cables for:
  • a PPM Sum signal receiver
  • and a Telemetry connection
  • already installed with the latest software
  • fully tested for functionality


INFO:
You can use the FlightCtrl V2.5 only with the MikroKopter Software since Version V2.00d !

TIPP:
Below you can download a finished setting for the FlightCtrl where all functions are already set.

New thing on the FlightCtrl V2.5:

  • new Air pressure sensor (with light / wind protection)
  • new ACC-Sensor
  • better altitude control
  • less sensitive to vibrations (all Axis)
  • Altitude sensor work now up to 5000m
  • LEDs on the switching outputs
  • Voltage up to 7S (30V)
  • Protection resistors to the servo outputs
  • 400uF for better voltage regulation on the power supply
  • Note: Not compatible with older firmware versions!

Connections

connections Top

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/MK-Baugruppen/FlightCtrl/FlightCtrl_2_5/FC2_5_Molex.jpg?m=1409709373

Molex connector:

  1. GND (FC und Summer)

  2. + Buzzer

  3. I2C Bus (D)

  4. I2C Bus (C)

  5. +12V (battery voltage)





connections Bottom

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/MK-Baugruppen/FlightCtrl/FlightCtrl_2_5/FC2_5_Anschluesse.jpg?m=1409709379

  1. 10-pol connection strip (for MK-USB or to connect NaviCtrl)

  2. 6-pol connection strip (Servo2 / Servo3)

  3. 6-pol connection strip (Servo4 / Servo5)

  4. 6-pol connection strip (SPI to NaviCtrl)

  5. 6-pol connection strip (Servo1 / switching outputs Out1/Out2)

  6. Connection Lipo (Plus) (not needed if you use the Molex connection)

  7. Connection Lipo (Minus) (not needed if you use the Molex connection)

  8. JETI+HOTT - Solder bridge. To send the telemetry data to a HoTT or Jeti transmitter. (Factory default)

  9. Solder pads Tx, Rx, 3V, G (GND), 5V (See "Receiver Connections")
  10. Air pressure sensor (with light / wind protection)

  11. Connection Buzzer (BUZ-/BUZ+) (not needed if you use the Molex connection)

  12. Connection PPM Sum signal receiver (GN=brown, +5=red, PPM=orange)

  13. I2C connection (D/C) for BL-Ctrl (not needed if you use the Molex connection)

  14. DC/DC converter 5V Recom (supply FlightCtrl) (Factory default)

  15. DC/DC converter 5V Recom (supply Servos) (Factory default)





Connecting Molex

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/MK-Baugruppen/FlightCtrl/FlightCtrl_2_5/Molex_Anschluss.jpg?m=1409709524
suitable Molex connector for "XL" power distributor in the shop
suitable Molex cable for "XL" power distributor in the shop

INFO: MK is switched on by connecting in the Lipo.





Connection Diagram

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/MK-Baugruppen/FlightCtrl/FlightCtrl_2_5/FC2_5_connections.gif?m=1409709371





Connection Serial Port (SV1)

http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php/v/uploads/SV1.GIF.html





Connection SV2

Top row (outputs OUT1/OUT2)

Pin1: 100mA switching output NPN Open Collector e.g. for Shuttercable. Programmable in KopterTool with OUT1.

Pin3: +5 Volt

Pin5: 100mA switching output NPN Open Collector e.g. for LEDs. Programmable in KopterTool with OUT2.

Bottom row: Nick servo output

Pin2: Servo1 output (for Nick-Servo camera mount) (Setting KopterTool)

Pin4: +5 Volt

Pin6: GND / Minus

Note: The servo outputs are activated only after the gyros are calibrated (Throttle up + yaw left).





Connection SV3

Top row (Servo 3)

Pin1: Servo3 output

Pin3: +5 Volt

Pin5: GND / Minus

Bottom row: Roll servo output

Pin2: Servo2 output (Setting KopterTool)

Pin4: +5 Volt

Pin6: GND / Minus





Connection SV4

Top row (Servo 5)

Pin1: Servo5 output

Pin3: +5 Volt

Pin5: GND / Minus

Bottom row (Servo 4)

Pin2: Servo5 output

Pin4: +5 Volt

Pin6: GND / Minus





Receiver Connections

Please be sure that the correct receiver is set in the settings under "Channels".

Standard PPM receiver

z.B.

Connection:

PPM - Sum signal

Pad

Function

cable collor

GN

GND/Minus

black or brown

+5

Plus 5V

red

PPM

data line

orange

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Empfaengeranschluss/FC2_5_connections-Futaba1.jpg?m=1409709399

To enlarge - click the image

Spektrum Satellit receiver

Connection:

Connection to 2nd serial interface

Pad

Function

cable collor

G

GND/Minus

black

3V

Plus 3V

orange

RX

data line

gray

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Empfaengeranschluss/FC2_5_connections-Spektrum_Satellit.jpg?m=1409709402

To enlarge - click the image

Siehe auch: Spektrum

Jeti receiver

Connection:

PPM - Sum signal + Telemetry connection

Pad

Function

cable collor

GN

GND/Minus

black or brown

+5

Plus 5V

Rot

PPM

data line

orange

RX

Telemetry connection

arbitrarily

JET

Solder bridge for Telemetry

-

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Empfaengeranschluss/FC2_5_connections-Jeti.jpg?m=1409709401

To enlarge - click the image

See also: JetiDuplex

HoTT receiver

The HoTT receiver is also connected to the PPM and the RX pad. To send the telemetry data to the transmitter, the solder bride "JETI+HoTT" have to be closed.
More information how to connect, set and use a HoTT Transmitter/receiver can be found here: HoTT

Connection:

PPM - Summensignal + Telemetrieanschluss

Pad

Funktion

cable collor

GN

GND/Minus

black or brown

+5

Plus 5V

red

PPM

Datenleitung

orange

RX

Telemetrieanschluss

arbitrarily

JET

Solder bridge for Telemetry

-

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Empfaengeranschluss/FC2_5_connections-HoTT.jpg?m=1409709399

To enlarge - click the image

Futaba S.Bus receiver

You can connect a S.Bus receiver with a Signal-Inverter on the FlightCtrl.
Here you can order the needed inverter: Shoplink

/!\ Please set the receiver to "normal" mode (The LED of the receiver will be short red if you power up the receiver), do not set to "High-Speed" (Receiver LED is Green/Red (or orange) if you power up the receiver)

Connection:

Connection to 2nd serial interface

Pad

Funktion

cable collor

5V

Plus 5V

red

G

GND/Minus

black or Brown

RX

Datenleitung

orange

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Empfaengeranschluss/FC2_5_connections-Futaba_S_BUS.jpg?m=1409709397

To enlarge - click the image

Circuit diagram

http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=142623

/!\ The use of the MikroKopter software is only allowed on original hardware.

Other

  • The Bootloader of the FC2.5 is not for free.
  • If you have damage the Atmega you can buy a new one include bootloader here: here

  • Please do not use a ISP programmer to upgrade the FlightCtrl. This can clear the Bootloader.

Settings

Here you can download the latest SW Version and a setting for the FlightCtrl where all is set: Download.

Here you can see the channel setting:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/HoTT/Kanalliste-HoTT%20Sender.jpg?m=1409700208
(To enlarge -> click on image)

Specifications

  • 3S-6S
  • 2 adjustable outputs with LED indicator on FlightCtrl

  • 5 Servo output
  • Connections for Set Navigation
  • Altitude sensor (up to 5000m)