The Micro HKPilot Mega master set is a complete open source autopilot and flight controller system featuring matched hardware, cables for a Micro plug-and-play UAV control system.
The new micro Master set total weight is just 23.5g and all components can fit in a 35x35x30 cube, for the smallest UAV total solution available. Perfect for mini MultiRotors and Park UAV missions.
The HKPilot is based on the rapidly evolving and refined Ardupilot mega or “APM”, an open source project from 3DR robotics. This amazing flight controller allows the user to turn any fixed wing, rotary wing, or multi-rotor vehicle (even boats and cars) into a fully autonomous vehicle, capable of performing a wide range of tasks even programmed autonomous missions with waypoints, with the included micro high precision NEO-6M Ublox GPS.
Various user interfaces are available for programing, reviewing logs, setup and even some Apps for smart phones and tablets. The included telemetry radio, OSD, power sensor and GPS allow for full two way radio communication, giving you full control and provides live data back to your computer or tablet. The list of what this flight controller is capable of has quickly surpassed what it cannot. Feature rich settings, flight modes and supported platforms have made this the go-to UAV controller.
The HKPilot Mega Micro master set includes: The NEW Micro HKPilot Mega 2.7.2, the super precision Micro Ublox NEO-6M GPS module with integrated compass, Micro telemetry radio with built in PCB antenna and ground module for bi-directional data, 4s 60A PDB/BEC/ power sensor Module, Micro minim OSD for FPV feedback, complete matching cable sets for a plug-and-play experience.
This product is based on the open source APM Project from 3DR Robotics, the Cad files per the creative commons license are available under the files tab. The APM project is supported by thousands of users pushing this open source flight controller to be one of the best systems available.
• Micro size 35mm format with 30.5mm mounting
• Full system weight is just 23.5g (Micro HKPilot, GPS, OSD, PDB/Power module, Telemetry radio)
• Arduino and APM Compatible
• Pre-soldered and tested
• 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, magnetometer and high-performance barometer
• Built in 4 MP Dataflash chip for automatic data logging
• Honeywell HMC5883L-TR Digital compass on board and off
• Invensense's 6 DoF Accelerometer/Gyro MPU-6000
• Measurement Specialties MS5611-01BA03 Barometric pressure sensor.
• Atmel ATMEGA2560 and ATMEGA32U-2 (processing and USB function).
• External compass support (included)
• Micro Ubox super precision NEO-6M GPS included
• Micro 35mm 4s 60A PDB/BEC/Power V and I sensor included
• Micro 1.6g Telemetry radio and OSD included
• Matched cables for the complete set
HKPilot Mega Micro 2.7.2
Micro PDB/BEC/V and I sensor
Micro U-blox super precision NEO-6M GPS and Compass
Micro Telemetry radio set (915MHz)
Complete matched cable set
Please view individual components under the related items tab for a list of respective specifications and features.
*Note: The reference to APM refers to the ArduPilot project, a family of open source autopilots based on the Arduino open source computing platform, developed by 3DR and the open source community. It consists of a choice of ArduPilot Mega (APM) electronics and a range of free software versions for different vehicles and is governed by an open source creative commons license. This product is based on the open source APM Project from 3D Robotics, the Cad files per the creative commons license is available under the files tab.
*Note: This is not an original Arduino brand product.
Took a significant amount of work/research to set up and get working & there isn't much documentation/detailed information about the board. After fixing the compass, I spent countless hours trying to figure out why sometimes the inputs worked, and sometimes they didn't, and now they just wont work at all. It worked fine in PPM mode (at first), but I cant do that because I have a 6 channel radio, and for some reason you MUST use channel 7 for auto tuning, and you need to do that or else it wobbles like crazy. That might be missionplanner's fault, but either way the software is as unreliable/buggy as the hardware. I will be replacing it with an openpilot revo, I had much better luck with openpilot boards in the past, plus they have the ability to configure the motors/ESC's, which this cannot.Overall this APM and combo have worked great for me ~50 hours of flight time in a 250 quad with 2204 2300kv motors driving 3x5 props. Recently I had some GPS and low VCC issues. Added a 20uf cap at the APM power connector and now VCC is much more stable, no glitches now on about an hour of flight testing. I also had very twitchy alt hold mode. I ended up mounting the APM board on a 1oz (28 gram) metal sheet and the sheet is on rubber vibration dampers. Now it is rock solid on alt hold and much more immune to prop vibration. Now it preforms very very stable.Love this FC, flying as good as my pixhawk rigs.
Was really surprised, at how well it works, GPS locks quickly, I'm using a RFD900 on the ground station, and the little tiny PCB antenna mavlink radio on a 330 quad, oriented on a small DIY mount, have not lost connection out to 2000 feet so far.
Got rid of the servo connections, soldered instead to save space. So impressed, just ordered a second one with the current sale.great little product.. its a bit old.. but works just fine... all the features of the big quad copters in a 250 frame i suggest this to anyone.. that has a hard time flying like meI bought this total set for my mini. Yeah I know a bit overkill. but I thought I would give it a shot. all in all it works real well. The autotune feature zero'd the pids nicely and the fact that it logs data allowed me to tun several other settings. which have resulted in a very stable and controllable craft.
Now for the down side. I only have one issue, the OSD. IT died after a bout 2 weeks of use. The text fades in and out I have found no solution for it and last night had to pull it from the craft as its no longer reliable. There is another version which I am thinking about getting., the tx and osd combo on one board same form factor as the fc. But I worry its 60 bucks I would through away in the end as I am having to do with the single osd.Surprisingly easy to set up once you have the info.
With frsky d4r-II just output cppm to apm input channel 1 and short apm input channel 2 and 3.
Only thing I haven't figured out yet is how to program the OSD.
Currently flying in my folding 250 copter. Pretty much the best thing ever.Well so far I am pretty impressed with this kit. I thought I was just getting a re-branded APM mini but its clearly a bit different. So far everything connects beautifully, I have updated the firmware on the radios and the apm itself. I did have to disable my Bluetooth com ports before I could get that to work. But that's not uncommon.
My only negative comments at this point are the lack of documentation and the inability to access the Mini OSD. I can't tell if its configurable in any way. It doesn't behave like the Minimosd at least not so far. More to come. But so far. I like itCompass calibration issue - FIX
I went through a lot of testing in trying to calibrate the compass. WARNING to those with this issue. To use the external compass you must modify the main board. That is clearly documented. What is not documented is that if you want to use the on-board compass you must disable the one in the GPS unit. If you don't the FC receives two different compass readings and will never calibrate. To disable the compass in the GPS just remove the first black wire next to the red wire. That will only remove the signal for that compass. GPS will work normally. I used an X-acto knife to gently lift the lock tab on the micro molex. I used shrink tubing to prevent shorting on the lose wire. I can always re-enable it later if I so desire.
Why would one want to use the on-board compass? Reason #1 I do not want to risk damaging the FC board by doing the modification needed for the external compass. #2 and equally important to me is that if the plug to the GPS is dislodged during flight the bird would be able to return close to launch by using dead reckoning utilizing the on board compass and barometer.
I hope this post helps those with the trouble I had. I must have done a weeks worth of testing to discover this...
Dwight Martin Guam