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Sparky Flight Controller

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Like to Spark up? Then you need the amazing Sparky multirotor flight controller!

Dragon Circuits introduces the highly-anticipated Sparky flight controller. We have taken this amazing flight controller (designed by Peabody124/Tau Labs) and built it in-house in the USA using the same stringent inspection and manufacturing methods used for our aerospace and military customers. All sensors in Sparky are genuine – no cloned sensors or knockoffs! The highest quality flight controller on the market today.

Vehicle compatibility options include:

  • Multirotor – Quad X, Quad +, Hex, Hex X, Hex Y6, Octo, Octo V, Octo Coax X, Octo Coax
  • Ground – Car/Truck, Motorcycle, Tank
  • Helicopter – CCPM, FP
  • Fixed-Wing – Standard (elevator, aileron, rudder), Elevon and VTail mixing
  • Custom – mix your own settings for almost any vehicle

This is a flight controller designed by Peabody124 for Tau Labs. It is designed to be small and easy to assemble, while being highly capable for acrobatic flight, altitude hold, FPV, RTH or PH. It is open hardware and licensed as CC-BY-SA.

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$69.99

Product Description

This is a flight controller designed by Peabody124 for Tau Labs. It is designed to be small and easy to assemble, while being highly capable for acrobatic flight, altitude hold, FPV, RTH or PH. It is open hardware and licensed as CC-BY-SA.

For more details on the design and development see this blog post.

Note: The Sparky for sale is Sparky 1.0  –  For information about the new Sparky 2.0  go here.

**There have been some problems with Sparky connecting with various Spektrum receivers. Please be aware that if you fly with Spektrum you may or may not be able to use Sparky. Sorry if this has caused an inconvenience. We are working to solve the problems and will update as soon as we have an answer.**

Specifications:

  • GPS capable for functions such as RTH (Return To Home), Position Hold and Waypoint navigation in conjunction with a ground station.
  • Mavlink compatible for the use of telemetry radios for use with a ground station to provide location information and waypoint navigation.
  • Barometric pressure sensor on board for accurate altitude hold indoors or out
  • 9 degrees of freedom (DoF) accelerometer / gyro for the absolute quickest and most accurate angle recognition and correction
  • 2 serial ports
  • PPM only
  • SBus Support and DSM2/x support with user selectable 3.3v or 5v setting.
  • Camera stabilization output for 3 axis
  • 10 channel outputs
  • Up to 3 ADC inputs for RSSI
  • Very compact design, perfect for small UAV’s where space is limited. Also excellent in larger machines as well.
  • Available with 90 degree header pins and straight header pins for easy installation no matter what your frame requires.
  • Choose matching colors for your equipment. Red, Black, Blue, White, Green and Yellow.
  • Taulabs ground station / firmware compatible

Getting started

  • Download software here
  • A guide for getting started flying can be found here.
  • A great movie can be found here

The firmware which corresponds with the GCS is always distributed together with the GCS installer. You will find the corresponding firmware in the installation directory of the GCS.

https://github.com/TauLabs/TauLabs/wiki

http://forum.taulabs.org/

more info here:

http://buildandcrash.blogspot.com/2013/05/sparky-testing-and-building-no-crashing.html

 

Below is a video from a Sparky test pilot, ‘rcfreak9‘ on YouTube.

This is his maiden flight after performing Auto-Tune with Sparky. No PID’s were tuned other than what the Auto-Tune mode set!

Terms & Conditions:

– Returns requests are limited to a 72-hour (3 day) window after delivery. After 3 days, sales are final.
– Ships to both domestic and international customers; except evil countries that suppress their constituents.
– Shipping NOT included.
– Please note not all postal carriers/shipping options are available to all countries through the Dragon Circuits website

Additional Information

Weight 2 g
Dimensions 1.38 x 1.38 in
Color

Red, Green, Blue, Black, White

Header Pins

Right Angled, Straight

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