EspNowCopter the ESP8266 based quadcopter using ESPNOW

PepetheFrog
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EspNowCopter the ESP8266 based quadcopter using ESPNOW

Postby PepetheFrog » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:23 pm

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Arduino IDE, you need the Arduino ESPNOW extension. Firmware is "espnow_6050".
Esp8266, mpu6050, four 0xF5 esc with 128kbaud. Flies like a wet sponge. You have been warned.
The attached firmware is just for illustration, not finished in any way, but i have flown it sucessfully.

It needs a special "serial esc" firmware. Konze 0xF5 protocol. See here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2890772-Blueseries-simonk-uart-firmware
It should be possible to use normal ESC instead of serial by using analogwrite().

ACC needs to be calibrated by entering "A" in the serial console. Copter must be level during calibration. Values are stored.
The transmitter is a simple PPM (ppmsum) to EspNOW converter. Transmitter firmware is "espnow_rc".

More info (but outdated firmware) here
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3044440-Esp8266-RC-with-ESPNOW#post39281315
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Crypto
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Re: EspNowCopter the ESP8266 based quadcopter using ESPNOW

Postby Crypto » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:08 am

Thank mate for that information.
Very useful as for me.
I`m also using quadcopter.
Nice to know now i`m able to use in future "EspNowCopte the ESP8266"
Thanks again for your responses. ;)
Cheer

PepetheFrog
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Re: EspNowCopter the ESP8266 based quadcopter using ESPNOW

Postby PepetheFrog » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:09 am

Here is a short test flight of EspCopter:
https://youtu.be/OhVVPzNwx6M

Here the EspCopter telemetry over espnow, gyro data:
https://youtu.be/0AWHVxgIqno

I do have a version for normal ESC, untested. Searching for experienced copterpilots / builders / esp8266 users for test.


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