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BPase
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Block Diagram

Thanks for the Block diagram. It is very helpful.

A few quick questions.

1) Does the Intel Flight Controller have a Set of sensors apart from those connected to the Atom processor?

If so, what are their specs?

2) To confirm, the Drone's GPS is connected through the "J3" GPS connector?

3) A side question: Do you have a battery recommendation yet?

Thanks,

Bill

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idata
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Hi intel386,

Thanks for your interest in the Intel Aero Platform.

I will address your concerns in order:

1) Does the Intel Flight Controller have a Set of sensors apart from those connected to the Atom processor? 

If so, what are their specs?

Yes, you are right, the Intel Flight Controller has a set of sensors apart from the Aero Compute Board. Actually, I see that you asked this question in this thread , answering the question in that thread, the sensors listed in the Github Wiki are the ones integrated in the Aero Compute Board. I will investigate more about the sensor specs in the Flight Controller, I will get back to you as soon as I have some useful information.

2) To confirm, the Drone's GPS is connected through the "J3" GPS connector?

You can confirm this information by checking the .

3) A side question: Do you have a battery recommendation yet?

The manual suggests a LiPo 4S 4500mah, besides this information we can't recommend any battery. Now, that said you can check this thread were several users discuss about the batteries that they are using.

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

 

-Jose P.
BPase
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Based on the assumption that Salpar 's observation in that the RTF Done has an AscTec Trinity flight controller; I asked Astec's customer support what sensors they used.

Astec's customer support noted the following:

"looking at the PX4 board config here: https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/blob/master/src/drivers/boards/aerofc-v1/board_config.h https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/blob/master/src/drivers/boards/aerofc-v1/board_config.h

I can see that the Intel Aero RTF Drone uses a MPU-6500 IMU and a HMC5883 compass. The respective datasheets should provide you with more information."

Is this assessment correct and complete?

Thanks,

Bill

BPase
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Jose P.,

any updates?

Thanks,

Bill

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Bill,

We appreciate your patience.

 

 

I would encourage to visit https://github.com/PX4/Firmware GitHub - PX4/Firmware: PX4 Pro Autopilot Software , since it is the main location where support for Aero is being implemented. Now, I think that you will find these files interesting:

Some board configurations can be seen at https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/blob/master/ROMFS/px4fmu_common/init.d/4070_aerofc Firmware/4070_aerofc at master · PX4/Firmware · GitHub and https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/blob/master/ROMFS/px4fmu_common/init.d/rc.sensors Firmware/rc.sensors at master · PX4/Firmware · GitHub .

You can find the drivers under https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/tree/master/src/drivers Firmware/src/drivers at master · PX4/Firmware · GitHub , there are some specific ones for the Aero Flight Controller (such as the ADC) but for the accelerometer, gyro and magnetometer we're using drivers shared with other platforms, specifically:

- The accelerometer (MPU6500): https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/tree/master/src/drivers/mpu6500 Firmware/src/drivers/mpu6500 at master · PX4/Firmware · GitHub

 

- The barometer (MS5607/11): https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/tree/master/src/drivers/ms5611 Firmware/src/drivers/ms5611 at master · PX4/Firmware · GitHub

 

- Internal magnetometer (HMC5883): https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/tree/master/src/drivers/hmc5883 Firmware/src/drivers/hmc5883 at master · PX4/Firmware · GitHub

 

- External mag that comes with the Aero RTF (IST8310): https://github.com/PX4/Firmware/tree/master/src/drivers/ist8310 Firmware/src/drivers/ist8310 at master · PX4/Firmware · GitHub

Best Regards,

 

-Jose P.
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