I now have the flight control board, the Naze32. It was surprisingly small, the picture on the website was bigger then this thing really is. For a size comparison, I set it on the keyboard of my laptop.
I have hooked the board up to my computer and with the MultiWii GUI interface I could see the sensor outputs changing as I moved the board around, so everything seems to be working.
I’m at school right now, but over the weekend I plan to do the following, including documentation here on my blog:
- Pick up a cheap multimeter from Harbor Freight for testing components.
- Finish my JR6201 72Mhz to 2.4GHz FrSky conversion.
- Cut the sheet of plywood for my quad base, and glue on 1/2 inch square, 24″ long basswood arms (yes, another design change).
- Update the firmware on the Naze32 and learn the interface so I know what to do when I have my quad built and I’m eager to fly.
I’ve got a whole lot of research left to do, mainly stuff that applies to FPV, when I’m ready to get that set up. But I’ll tackle that when it comes to that. I believe FPV will be really, really fun.