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October 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Hot News ... Available NuttX OS on VRBrain 4.5: First Fligt with Arducopter32 3.1rc5 on NuttX Operating systems the same use by Pixhawke.

After more than a year of VRBrain 4.5 development , thanks to the efforts of FOXTEAM and the VRI dev team, reached a level of maturity and very high reliability .

It ' was the first platform to support Arducopter 32-bit first through the use of a port of the old library AP_XXX then with new AP_HAL_VRBRAIN library , but without the use of…


Added by Roberto Navoni on October 27, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

VrBrain 4.5and External Led


I received an APM Led Buzzer card (from Charles Lakins).APM 2x LED / Buzzer Module

Led and Buzzer have + on signal pin of the APM and - on the common - bar.

After searching VrBrain 4.5 documentation and Barone Rosso Forum, I…


Added by Marc LE BRET on October 23, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

VrBrain 4.5 and 3.15 software (VRBRAIN_3.1.5_QUAD_INTGPS_ENHANCED)


I had more flights with my Quad. I'm still impressed with RTL performance but as I explore the settings I have some questions.

I had a try with Fence. I have to do a retry but I'm quite sure there is a problem: I cannot arm motors (after battery exchange) with fence enabled. There is no Red led blinking and save of the new home. I had to uncheck Fence in the config in order to save the new Home and fly.

I had also a try with Saving…


Added by Marc LE BRET on October 17, 2013 at 7:33pm — 1 Comment

CTX4 V2 - first test

Today I did the first test with my new CTX4 V2 (VRBrain 4.5 + external IMU)

Did some simple test in my garden + alt hold, loter and auto land - no probles, and wery stable.

My great VRBrain controller is running code from today (10.10.2013)  (used Eclipse to pull and build the latest code from Emilie, that does an impressive…


Added by Oyvind Amundsen on October 10, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

CTX4 V2 build - step 2

Almost done :-)

I do not use bullet connectors on the ESC to motor cables, so I connect the cables like this while testing.

First, I test if the rotation directions are correct, by connecting the “servo” cable to the throttle channel on my rx. If the rotation direction is wrong, I swap two of the three cables between ESC and motor.

My ESC`s are flashed with SimonK, so before I disconnect the RX, I calibrate the ESC. Disconnect LiPo,…


Added by Oyvind Amundsen on October 7, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

From APM2 to VrBrain4.5


I received my VrBrain4.5 order today. I used an APM2 on a SpiderLike Quad and I just swapped the two units on the frame. As I had a spare 3DR uBlox GPS, I managed to install it with the VrBrain (internal plug).

Firmware is the latest dev VRBRAIN_3.1.5_QUAD_INTGPS_ENHANCED.dfu. 

I had a short flight to check my setup…


Added by Marc LE BRET on October 5, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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