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E011 7mm Newcomer - Now hacked for acro


#261

I just found a brand new E011 flight Controller I can throw this on. I thought all the FCs I had were toast.


#262

@Bobnova - 7mm whoop
@CRayTech - sweet! What are you gonna build it up with? I have different pids for other build types.

I also successfully ran the 7mm pids on a 6mm whoop (not possible before on old versions - it used to need a different tune). Thanks guys!

Also @CRayTech - have you been toasting e011 boards??? And how???


#263

Will do! Certainly this weekend, maybe even tonight.


#264

@NotFastEnuf well you see me and concrete have this love hate relationship. A couple times we went to blows and sadly the E011 didnt make it out alive.


#265

Do you still have the old boards. … it’s usually just the crystal that breaks. Easy fix


#266

I do still have them. One grounded out on impact and shorted both the camera and FC. The other cracked the xn297lbw


#267

The grounded out one sounds fixable. The other would require a donor chip.


#268

OK guys - here is something new to try. I pulled down my old link because I had broken something in the dual mode config file. Not sure exactly how, but the two projects, dual and acro only, are supposed to share a config.h file and somehow I had messed that up.

On a positive note - I have seen enough reports now that acro only is making the weird 500khz low pwm sound and I am not sure why. BUT - the dual mode code is not making it for me so anyone that could test and confirm that would be greatly appreciated.

IMPORTANT!!! - If you had idle up set in your devo transmitter before - get rid of it and activate ch 5 on a switch. Idle up is now in the code and will arm on devo ch 5.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxuTH2h1-J2WTGYzaEJVYlROU2s

@Bobnova…calling @Bobnova


#269

Did a bunch of testing tonight.
This is the new hotness. Discard your old and busted.

If you want to continue to use your TX for idle up and use devo_channel_5 as arm/disarm (like I do) change line 174 in Config.h to read “#define IDLE_THR 0.00f” (no quotes) instead of 0.05f, that’ll make CH5 arm/disarm, and you can idle-up in TX. The throttle range is better in this version than previous as well, idle up only needs to be 1 or 2 points now, I used to have to use almost 15.

config.h also has rates up towards the top. lines 9 and 10 for final °/second, lines 24/25 for expo.

Thanks for putting in the hours on this @NotFastEnuf!


#270

And just to clarify - acro only has issues. Stick to the dual mode code now!


#271

Is there a benefit to using the firmware define for Idle up rather than Devo?


#272

They essentially perform the exact same function so not really if you are already happy with your idle up in the devo.


#273

Hi. Thanks for your post. How do I change these values? Is there a text file I can just change in Notepad or do I have to load something up in Keil or something? I would like to seriously increase expo on pitch and roll and change idle up since I use the stock controller. I will have to test once my 10 motors are delivered since one of my motors make a loud noise and heats up a lot.


#274

Currently idle up/arm is set to a devo channel. You’d need to change that to a button on the stock transmitter. Edit the config.h in Keil.


#275

Thank you. I don’t have a devo transmitter and I would actually like to keep using the stock controller (even though I have a Taranis Q X7 available for use with a multiprotocol module).

I assume that, like in my Taranis, each button on the transmitter has an assigned channel, correct? So all I would need to do is somehow find the correct channel for, say the stock Headless Mode button and somehow make it arm/disarm? Sorry. I’m new. I just followed a video tutorial on how to fly Acro with the E011.


#276

By the way, if anyone is looking for very cheap motors for the E011 (cheapest I could find), here’s an ebay link to 10pcs for $4.39 (USD). https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F371820005326
They come out to about 44 cents a piece, though you will have to direct solder them to the FC since they don’t come with connectors.


#277

Just to keep everyone updated… I will have one final release of my NFE e011 silverware. I have one last gremlin to work out which has be3n a yaw wag pulling out of a dive that has been present since the first version. I need to wait in new batteries to arrive so that I’m sure everything is good on strong packs too. When I get done, it will be ready for building dives! I’m going to post a few different versions in my final release too: 7mm and 6mm whoop as well as some tunes for using the fc in other builds that are non whoop like my Boss Series frames.


#278

Hey @NotFastEnuf, thank you for all your awesome dedication and development!
Where can I find the latest and greatest version of your e011 silverware?


#279

I’ll post some links here tonight. I just got fresh batteries and a fresh set of motors - was ripping a late night garage session - and whacked the garage door at full clip. Lol. Killed my my first camera beyond repair with iron or heat gun. So I only got one pack in on fresh parts but it felt good. Just to give you an update on what has changed - the new version is a dual mode code base - It has angle mode and it also arms on a switch with idle up (airmode) engaged. I also backed setpoint weights off a tiny bit for a more fluid stick feel. If any of this sounds like features you want to try out … go ahead and dive in. Otherwise I could not really improve on the tune much. It’s quite similar. Stay tuned… will get that post up tonight!


#280

Ok NFE let me onow when you have true idle up figured out like in a heli (lmao) just teasing great job on keep it all up to date