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This is a miniature version of the renowned Naze32. It is comparable to the full size Acro Naze32 and similar to the AfroMini. Unlike the AfroMini, this micro version of the Naze supports both PPM receivers and traditional PWM receivers - the AfroMini supports just PPM. It also has an integrated micro USB port, so you don't need a 3.3V FTDI serial adaptor to program it, whereas you do for the AfroMini.
The Naze mini supports both cleanflight and baseflight, but comes flashed with cleanflight as standard.
Header pins connections are used for the motor/ESC outputs and wire-to-board ports for the RC inputs and auxiliary functions like GPS, buzzer, etc. Please note that while header pins are provided (both 90-degree & vertical), you will need to solder them to the flight control board.
Given its micro size and low weight, the mini Naze32 lends itself to racing quads and small multirotors in general. One of the pictures shows it being used in a Tarot 250 RoboCat.
NOTE: To ensure driver compatibility, please connect the board via USB before soldering any pins to the board - we can't accept a return after the board has been soldered.
- Much smaller than the full-size Naze32 Acro but same functions
- Modern 32-bit ARM microprocessor for fast speed and fast response (STM32F103CB)
- 2000 degrees/second 3-axis MEMS gyro + accelerometer (MPU6050)
- Supports multiple frame configurations: Quad/Hexa/Tri/Bi/Y4/Y6
- Supports multiple flight modes including: Horizon, Angle, Manual
- Up to 8ch RC input - supports standard receivers (PWM), PPM Sum receiver (FrSky, etc), or Spektrum satellite receivers
- Onboard microUSB for setup and configuration
- Packaged in a hard case
- Processor: STM32F103CBT6 32-bit Cortex M3
- Gyro: MPU6050 Accelerometer/Gyro
- Full PWM/PPM RC Input
- 6 motor outputs for multi-rotors
- Batt/voltage monitoring
- UART port for GPS
- Onboard USB plug
- Three Status LEDS
- Cleanflight or Baseflight supported (flashed with cleanflight)
- Size: 30mm x 17mm
- Weight: 6.5g
- 1x Mini Naze32 (Acro)
- 1x FC Case
- 2x Breakout cables
- Header pins (horizontal/vertical) - NOT soldered to the board
What do I need to know about flight controllers? You should think of the flight controller (FC) as the brain of your multi rotor UAV. Its principal roll is to stabilised your craft, some more sophisticated flight controllers can also fly your drone autonomously. In order to keep the drone perfectly balanced the FC takes continuous measurements from the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). These are electronic sensor devices such as a gyro, accelerometer, compass or GPS that measures the velocity, orientation and gravitational forces of the multi rotor. Based on their signals and command inputs from the pilot, the FC processes the data using complex algorithms and makes adjustments to the speed of each rotor to keep the craft level. A multi rotor has four controllable degrees of freedom: Yaw, Roll, Pitch, and Altitude. Each degree of freedom can be controlled by adjusting the thrusts of each rotor. When it comes to selecting a FC, there is a lot of choice. Some of the notable ones are the KK, MultiWii, Ardupilot, Naza, Rabbit and WKM. Your choice of FC is mainly dependent on what you want and your budget. Advanced FCs generally have more features and sophisticated sensors like gyro, accelerometer, sonar, GPS, Magnetometer. Some flight controllers include the IMU and some don’t. Different FC will have different flying capabilities. The following list states the main ones.
- Gyro Stabilization - the ability to easily keep the multi rotor stable and level under the pilot’s control. This is a standard feature of all flight control boards.
- Self Leveling - the ability to let go of the pitch and roll stick on the transmitter and have the copter stay level.
- Care Free - The pilot can control the drone as if it is pointing in its original direction as the orientation of the copter changes.
- Altitude Hold - the ability to hover a certain distance from the ground without having to manually adjust the throttle.
- Position Hold - the ability to hover at a specific location.
- Return Home - the ability to automatically return to the point where the copter initially took off.
- Waypoint Navigation - the ability to set specific points on a map that copter will follow as part of a flight plan.
You should also consider the quality of the components, software package and importantly extent of support, both official and community based. Then there is the question of compatibility with peripheral accessories. The more advanced systems can communicate with a ground station via a telemetry link, allowing the pilot to program an autonomous flight and track progress remotely. Finally there is cost, prices range from £20 for some of the most basic FCs to over £1000 for the most sophisticated, such as the DJI Wooking.
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