Crius All In One Pro is a grown-up Crius SE

June 28, 2012 11:25 | By | Add a Comment

Need a new MultiWii flight controller, but want more serial ports and extendability? The Crius All In One Pro (or AIOP) is there to fill the void. Full technical specs of this interesting FC coming up after the break.

Our review of the Crius SE Flight Controller is online for barely a month, and already Crius have released the successor, the Crius All In One Pro.

This board features all the good stuff of the Crius SE, but adds multiple serial interfaces as well as a dedicated I2C interface. While you needed to buy a I2C interface board to get GPS working with the Crius SE, you can now plug in a GPS directly, and you still have extra ports for other external devices. In addition to that, the new ATmega 2560 has more IO pins so it can both read the PWM signal from your receiver and it has enough PWM outputs to control the ESCs directly without the need to do the PWM signal in software. In our opinion, that’s a huge improvement and worth more than having a 32-bit microcontroller that still has to emulate stuff like on the Rabbit. It even has a MicroUSB port right on the board, no need to attach an extra FTDI USB interface.

The motion sensing side has been upgraded to a MPU6050 by InvenSense, which is a new generation MEMS Gyro / Accelerometer sensor in a single chip. There’s also a 3-axis magnetometer and a barometer sensor with a resolution of 0.01 millibar – roughly 10 cm height difference.

Best of all, the All In One Pro is still fully compatible with MultiWii as well as MegaPirate flight firmware.

The price is a bit over $60 at RcTimer.com

This is quite an exciting board, if you are interested in GPS functionality this is one of the most cost effective ways to get started. Just add a 10Hz GPS module and you’re set.

Features:

         ·Supported MegaPirateNG and MultiWii firmware

         ·Up to 8-axis motor output

         ·8 input channels for standard receiver

         ·4 serial ports for debug/Bluetooth Module/OSD/GPS/telemetry

         ·2 servos output for PITCH and ROLL gimbal system

         ·1 servo output to trigger a camera button

         ·6 Analog output for extend device

         ·A I2C port for extend sensor or device

         ·Separate 3.3V and 5V LDO voltage regulator

         ·ATMega 2560 Microcontroller

         ·MPU6050 6 axis gyro/accel with Motion Processing Unit

         ·HMC5883L 3-axis digital magnetometer

         ·MS5611-01BA01 highprecision altimeter

         ·FT232RQ USB-UART chip and Micro USB receptacle

         ·On board logic level converter

         ·Match the standard of RoHS

 

Flight mode for Multiwii

         ·One of the following basic mode

                  – Acro

                  – Level

                  – Alt Hold

                  – Head Lock

         ·Optional mode

                  – HeadFree (CareFree)

                  – GPS Hold (Need GPS receiver or Extend Board)

                  – GPS Back to home position (Need GPS receiver or Extend Board)

 

Flight mode for MegaPirate

         ·Acro

         ·Alt Hold

         ·Simple

         ·Loiter (uses GPS)

         ·Guided (uses GPS)

         ·Position (uses GPS)

         ·Circle (uses GPS)

         ·RTL (uses GPS)

         ·Auto(uses GPS)

         ·Follow Me(uses GPS)

 

Input power selection

         ·One of the following way

                  – Connect 5V power cable from ESC or UBEC to the ESC/Servo port, the J1 jumper must be closed.

                  – Connect 5V~12V power cable to the extend power port, the J1 jumper must be removed.

           When using Extend Board, AIO PRO must be powered from the extend power port.

 

Other

         ·Dimension: 50mmX50mm

         ·Height: 11.6mm

         ·Weight: 14.2g

         ·Fixing hole spacing: 45mm

         ·Hole diameter: 3mm

 

Package content

         ·AIO PRO FC x 1

         ·3Pin to 1Pinx3 cable 100mm x 3

         ·3Pin to 3Pin cable 100mm x 1

         ·Molex 1.25mm 4Pin cable 100mm x1

         ·Molex 1.25mm 6Pin cable 100mm x1

         ·Molex 1.25mm 8Pin cable 100mm x2

 

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