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Use Intel Aero RTF ESC with other flight controller

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Hello,

I am connecting another flight controller to the Intel Aero Board, and I want to use this board as a veritable companion computer. I want to add multiple sensors to the drone.

I need so to connect the present ESCs to my new flight controller but they seem different. In fact we don't have the 3 cables like other but 4!

I saw in your specifications (https://software.intel.com/en-us/aero/drone-dev-kit Intel® Aero Ready to Fly Drone | Intel® Software ) that they are using UART Interface and had been modified by Yuneec, but I don't have much information about them, even on this link (http://us.yuneec.com/Aero-Drone-ESC-Red-LED http://us.yuneec.com/Aero-Drone-ESC-Red-LED ).

So my question is: There is a way to connect your ESCs to a pixhawk or we need to buy other ESC? If we can, how can we do it please?

I think that it is more reasonable to connect ESC to the new flight controller, but maybe I'm thinking in the wrong way.

Thanks by advance for your help.

Rudja

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New Contributor I
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Hello Leonardo,

I found all my solution in this document ( ).

Really sorry for the disturbance... I need to read more.

Have a nice day too.

Best regards,

Rudja

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New Contributor I
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I have another question.

In your documentation, they said that all power for the board comes from HSUART port, but we have on the RTF drone another 11 pin connector on which It is indicated power.

I want to try to disconnect it and power up the drone to see but don't want to break something during my project.

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Hello Rudja,

 

 

Thank you for contacting us.

 

 

Personally, I'm not sure if the RTF's ESCs are compatible with the Pixhawk, because it seems that Pixhawk is normally used with PWM ESCs ( https://pixhawk.org/users/actuators/pwm_escs_and_servos), and like you mentioned the RTF's ESCs use UART. You can try to connect them, but I can't assure you if it works because we haven't tried that.

 

 

The best recommendation that I can give you is to use PWM ESCs, now, if you need help connecting the Aero Compute Board to the Pixhawk please check this document: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/aero/apu-161110-pixhawk-fligh....

 

 

About your last question, I'm not sure to which 11 pin connector you are referring to, could you give us more details about it?

 

 

We will be waiting for your response.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.
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New Contributor I
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Hello Leonardo,

Thank you for your answer. In fact, we can connect them. Sorry for the delay, I was in mission.

Concerning the 11 pin connector, I sended a picture about it. I think that it is providing power for the FPGA part of the Aero board but not sure...

Best regards,

Rudja

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Hello Rudja,

 

 

Thanks for the explanation.

 

 

I will investigate about this, and I will let you know when I have updates.

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.
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Hello Leonardo,

I found all my solution in this document ( ).

Really sorry for the disturbance... I need to read more.

Have a nice day too.

Best regards,

Rudja

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Hi Rudja,

 

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

 

It is fine, you don't have to apologize, and yes that's a good document, remember that you can find all the documentation about the Intel Aero in this link: https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/01-About-Intel-Aero

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.
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