Falcon 3 Flight Controller

£44.99

The Falcon 3 is a 32-bit, ARM Cortex M4F based flight controller capable of both manual (rate, auto-level and heading free), as well as automated (altitude hold, loiter and return to home) modes.

Includes: Falcon 3 board with pre-soldered straight headers and buzzer.

Note: This product is a limited edition, high quality, handbuilt prototype, as shown in the images.

Note: Due to limited stock currently only one item per order please.

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Description

Falcon 3 Overview

The Falcon 3 is a 32-bit, ARM Cortex M4F based flight controller capable of both manual (rate, auto-level and heading free), as well as automated (altitude hold, loiter and return to home) modes when connected to an (optional) external GPS module. It connects to either a CPPM, DSM2/DSMX satellite or SBUS receiver and combines this pilot input with gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer (compass) and barometer (altitude) sensors. These allow it to stabilise and fly any number of pre-set or custom multi-rotor (drone) configurations through a motor mixer editor. The Falcon 3’s various settings are also configurable “in the field” using its miniature OLED user interface.

 

Falcon 3 Instructions

Falcon 2 PDFFalcon 2 Set-Up Guide

 

Falcon 3 Specification

Hardware:

Rev: 1.0
Board: FR4 1.6mm, 4 layer PCB, green solder mask, white silkscreen, ENIG (Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold) finish
Board Dimensions: 43.4mm x 43.4mm x 1.6mm
Mounting Holes: diameter 3.2mm, 30.5mm spacing
Processor: RISC 32-bit, 120MHz, Atmel ARM Cortex M4F SAMD51J20A, 64-pin QFN package
Memory: 1MB flash, 256kB RAM, 32k on-board external EEPROM (SPI bus)
Display: 0.96″ monochrome OLED (super fast hardware SPI bus driven)
Gyro/Accel: MPU6000 (SPI bus)
Magnetometer: LIS3MDL (SPI bus)
Barometer: MS5611 (SPI bus)
Inputs: 2 receiver channels throttle and auxiliary (T & 1) + battery voltage monitor input
Outputs: 8, 11-bit resolution PWM channels at 400Hz (motors/digital servos) or 14-bit resolution at 50Hz (analogue servos) or 490Hz, OneShot125, Oneshot42, Multishot, DShot150, DShot300, DShot600 and DShot1200 (DShot1200 on first four motors only) (ESCs only) + buzzer output
Serial1: general purpose serial port (OSD) – requires an external I2C level shifter
Serial2: general purpose serial port (S-PORT) – requires an external Tx, Rx inverters
Serial3: general purpose serial port (GPS)
Serial4: DSM2/DSMX satellite or SBUS receiver on the throttle input channel
I2C: I2C expansion port for external HMC5883L/HMC5983 or LIS3MDL magnetometers
Firmware updates: via micro USB connector
Off-board GPS: uBlox, automatic configuration, supports UBX binary protocol, 10Hz at 9600bps, connects to general purpose serial port

 

Software:

Version: 1.0.0
Modes: Rate, Auto-Level, Air Mode, Heading Free, Altitude Hold, Loiter and Return To Launch
Receivers: CPPM, SBUS, plus DSM2/DSMX satellite receivers
Mixer modes: 12 channels with the following pre-set configurations – Tricopter, V-Tail, Quadcopter x, Quadcopter +, Hexacopter x, Hexacopter +, Octocopter x, Octocopter +, Singlecopter 1M4S, Singlecopter 2M2S, Dualcopter, Y4, Y6, X8 +, X8 x, H6, H8, V6 and V8
Sub Menus: Radio, PI Editor, Settings, Display, Calibrate, Motor Layout, Factory Reset, Version
Camera Gimbal: 2 axis gimbal option on outputs 7 and 8, standard and SS gimbals supported