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Looking for the correct link to dowload BetaFlight 3.1

Started by Paul Lange, April 17, 2017, 05:11:53 pm

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Paul Lange

I understand there is this interface to set up all kinds of goodies on a Quad if you can flash a version of BetaFlight onto your onboard Quad controller.

So in order to do that....you need a P/C with Chrome....to download the software app to your P/C.

Looks like there are lots of pilots who have posted their version of BetaFlight 3.1.

Does anybody have a version of BetaFlight 3.1 they like or recommend to download?

https://github.com/betaflight/betaflight/releases/tag/v3.1.0

Thanks in Advance,
Paul H Lange (Quad hootis noob)
Best Regards - Paul H Lange

Sonny Coleman

Paul,

I'm running BetaFlight 3.1. It looks like you have a good link, but I installed my BetaFlight directly from the Google App Web Store:
From Google at the top left of the page click on "Apps", then click on "Web Store", search the Chrome Web Store for BetaFlight.

Select and install BetaFlight from within Chrome.

I hope this helps? Is this what you needed?


Sonny
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it"<br />John Ruskin

Paul Lange

April 18, 2017, 09:51:45 am #2 Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 10:07:46 pm by Paul Lange
Perfect Sonny,

I downloaded va Chrome App's.

The link I provided had various custom configs "I think".....but not a link to download the interface or "App"....

I have not received by Eachicne Wizard x220 yet......so I am still researching all the skinny regarding the "Hootis" set up.

It's quite a learning curve....If I can apply my innate awareness of speech context data reasoning......you mentioned that we might inlist somebody with BetaFlight to update or change some performance thresholds on the Eachine Wizard x220.....this statement therefore means this quad is delivered with BetaFlight and the onboard flight controller is operating on BetaFlight (Hopefully !!)

Here is a video from Grayson Hobby - whereby if you purchase this Eachine Wizard x220 from them.....you can select a unit that has been custom programed via BetaFlight by the fella's at Grayson.  I can't figure out what they do.....but we can surmise as you have stated too...there is some set up that is beneficial for flying this "Hootis":
https://youtu.be/6dZjakcGPn0

Here is a link to Joshua Bardwell's U-tube video....where he seems to do a pretty good analysis of this little quad:
https://youtu.be/m_rYVL_LF4Q

Here is the link to Joshua Bardwell's U-tube video.....where he is using BetaFlight to set up his x220......I am quickly overwhelmed at this point - LOL
https://youtu.be/e7dGCZMJ6SA

Here is the link to Joshua Bardwell's U-tube video...where he sets up flight modes for a quad to transmitter switches and sets it up in BetaFlight
https://youtu.be/SLy28mYiAzU

Here is Josh's link to setting up the drivers to your P/C..... if BetaFlight configurator won't flash onto your x220 (If the Hootis aint got BetaFlight onit):
https://youtu.be/m4ygG6Y5zXI

Also - as with nearly any electric on earth...here is a link to the RCGroups.com webthread specific to the Eachine Wizard x220:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2720753-Eachine-Wizard-X220-%28Under-construction%29/page136

This guy produced a U-tube video with some custom set up ...not too sure what we should trust....but at least for now this might show some transmitter set up for the Eachine Wizard x220 stock transmitter and BetaFlight settings:
https://youtu.be/RyacJlxxFHs

This seems to be a beginners guide video to first set up with the RTF version:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=beginner+guide+to+eachine+wizard+x220&&view=detail&mid=5866F0C3F265CCCA62CF5866F0C3F265CCCA62CF&rvsmid=644B123B31C5B8CCEB3A644B123B31C5B8CCEB3A&fsscr=0&FORM=VDFSRV
This is an update to this beginners guide video....showing how to move the RTF radio and cable and set up to ibus rather than PPM: Set BetaFlight to Serial based receiver/iBus
https://youtu.be/ZB_Lj5sInLQ

This fellow programmed the stock RTF FlySky Transmitter with his own custom set up.....some things to consider here:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Eachine+Wizard+X220+Betaflight+Configuring+an+On&&view=detail&mid=15723C94C3F76C4DD37615723C94C3F76C4DD376&FORM=VRDGAR

This might be a down and dirty set up video covering both the FlySky RTF transmitter and a BetaFlight set up to flash in to this quad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPD4EvXyov0

Paul H Lange
Best Regards - Paul H Lange

Sonny Coleman

Paul,

From BetaFlight you will verify that your receiver is outputting the proper direction for pitch, roll, yaw, and throttle. Usually one or more channels are reversed and the reversed channels can only be corrected from the transmitter using Betaflight to verify with.

You need to calibrate the accelerometer.

The main thing you will want to use BetaFlight for is to tame-down (lower) those pitch and roll PID values. I flew my son's Wizard Saturday and even after I did a preliminary lowering of pitch/roll PIDs they were still too high, causing the quad to be very responsive (touchy on the controls). Mike Kopf's son did a great job hovering the Wizard, but it was difficult for him to quickly master with the PIDs set as they were.

You may find, as I did, that the racing quads are much easier to fly via FPV than line of sight. A beginner who has never even flown an RC plane might not want to go directly to FPV until they have a few hours of simulator time.



"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it"<br />John Ruskin

Paul Lange

Thanks Sonny,

Ya I can understand it may be easier for those of us who have trained our brains to fly RC......may fair better "Under the Hood" than by line of sight.

I am more than ready to learn how to fly my Eachine Wizard x220 on muted rates.....so ya.....will try to calibrate and detune before bolting up the props

Thanks for your help here !!

All the reason to purchase RC's and equipment that is known by our club members......the knowledge and support is much easier to get to

Paul H Lange
FPV Noob
Quad Noob
New Noob
Best Regards - Paul H Lange

Mike Kopf

OK got my Wizard. Downloaded Betaflight. Actually a bit easier than I imagined. Almost ready to go. I need batteries. The only batts I have are 2200 3s. I understand that I should get 1300 mah 3s 45C rated batts. Soon to fly.

Paul Lange

Cool -

Are youPPM, iBus or Sbus? 
Have you calibrated the ESC's and did you calibrate the stabilizer using BetaFligt.....OK?
You gonna fly without stabilizer in acro mode? 
What modes did you set transmitter up for.....? 
Did you set the board up for single-shot or multi-shot? 
Did you have to change the board orientation up for 270degree or 90degree?
  What version of BetaFlight did it ship with?

It's a whole nuther language folks

Paul H Lange
Best Regards - Paul H Lange

Mike Kopf

Sbus receiver.
No calibration yet, working on that today.
No stabilizer, flying in acro mode.
Have not set up transmitter yet. Doing that today.
Board set to single shot as per Joshua's recommendation's.
Yes, I did change orientation to 270 degrees. That is exactly correct.
Fairly certain it came with Betaflight 3.1 but not sure. How do you tell?

Question for you and Sonny. When setting up transmitter, do I power up receiver with  lipo as if ready to fly?

Mike Kopf

I have it plugged into betaflight, powered up with lipo, I can see that the receiver is linked to transmitter.
The problem is that nothing is happening. It appears that the single plug plugged into sbus port is not connected to flight controller.
Maybe configuration is wrong. Puzzling. Any ideas?

Paul Lange

I suggest trying to set up as the other two receiver types:
1. iBus to onboard connector and set up in BetaFlight as iBus
2. PPM to onboard connector and set up in BetaFlight as PPM

Second....remember the Arm switch......make sure it's armed!

Fuud fer thought

-Paul
Best Regards - Paul H Lange

Sonny Coleman

Mike,

From the Receiver Menu, when you move the sticks to you see the associated output bars move in BetaFlight?

If so, select a 2-position switch on your tranny to arm the quad with, toggle the switch on/off and watch to see which AUX channel bar moves. Make note of the AUX number.

Go to the Modes Menu, click on Arming, switch the Arming Mode AUX channel to the correct AUX channel selected from the Receiver menu. Set your Arm/Disarm ranges.

Be sure you remove the props. Arm the Quad with throttle at min setting, you should see an LED light up on the flight controller and when you advance the throttle the motors should spin up (if you have a charged battery connected to the quad).

Hope this helps..
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it"<br />John Ruskin

Sonny Coleman

Mike,

If you want to setup the quad tonight give me a call and I'll log into your PC using TeamViewer, and using BetaFlight help you get that quad ready for action.

I'll be available from 7:00 PM until 10:00 or so. Tomorrow will probably be a rain-out day, so if you prefer to work on your quad tomorrow let me know when we can start.

Hopefully we'll get to fly some Sunday and if Tanner comes out we could use his laptop and get you going. He has BetaFlight, CleanFlight, and a couple other quad configuration programs installed.
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it"<br />John Ruskin

Mike Kopf

OK I'm flying. Flies great. The problem I had is that the jumper on the flight controller was on the wrong jack. In the video, Joshua tells you the wrong plug for Sbus.
I flashed betaflight, reloaded my saved data and it worked out great. The video is a must for newbies. He covers everything. I'm just flying it without FPV for now to get the feel of it.
It flies nice even with the elephant (2200 3s battery) on its back.

Paul Lange

May 03, 2017, 09:26:44 am #13 Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 09:32:33 am by Paul Lange
Received my Eachine Wizard x220 Quad,

Set up the radio for SafeMode (Transmitter off / Quad no spin).  SwitchA for kill switch / SwitchC for flight mode toggle. 1=Angle/2=Acro/3=Buzzer

Moved Quad board cables of receiver to Ibus side of Quad and bound receiver to transmitter- all good.

Could not connect it to BetaFlight; Downloaded the two drivers for P/C port control...no go.  Loaded BetaFlight on second P/C.....no go. 

Finally after 1.5hrs of monkeying around with the systems.....tried a new micro USB cable......BHAMmmm....connection established........(strings of many bad words).

Updated each ESC to the latest Firmware 16.6 via BLHeli software......then configured the quad via BetaFlight per video's Josh Bardwell and others.  Set up radio to Ibus etc etc etc and set up Flight Modes Aux1 for kill switch / Aux2 for flight mode toggle. 1=Angle/2=Acro/3=Buzzer.  Calibrated ESC's and the quad.

I'll be flying Airmode 100% with toggles for Arm, Angle, Acro modes....3rd toggle position for buzzer (Buzzer has not arrived yet)

Set up Quad receiver antenna wires for 90degree offset one on top straight up and the bottom straight back.  No Idea what angle to set up camera

Rotor Motor shaft with detent is reverse props (2) black nuts  and reverse threads, motor shafts standard props (2) silver nuts standard thread.

This is a very strange flying contraption....Hootis'......I think the Quad squad should have unique geeky aluminum hats to wear and yellow/orange boots with LED armbands and shoe laces......I have all of mine ready.

I think the Racoon facial tan lines will be the most striking feature of the Quad squad though - LOL

Paul H Lange
Best Regards - Paul H Lange

dlabby

OK, dark side guys. You are supposed to speak English around here.  ;D Wow!
Darrell Abby