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Project YMFC-32 autonomous
The YMFC-32 autonomous flight controller project
The YMFC-32 autonomous is an STM32 quadcopter flight controller that was programmed with the Arduino IDE. Its purpose is to create an educational project that can be used as a hobby or school project.
The main goals of this project are:
In short, you can build the complete YMFC-32 autonomous for under €200,-. This includes a battery, charger, remote control and a telemetry system. The Arduino/STM32 code can be downloaded for free in the download section.Click to see the full image
The flight controller code is commented and clearly explained in the YMFC-32 video tutorials. This makes it possible to further develop the YMFC-32 flight controller code for your own purpose.
If you encounter any problems during the build or setup please check the Q&A page first. Most questions are already answered in detail.
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The YMFC-32 autonomous holds the following features:
With my own quadcopters I get a flight time between 15 till 20 minutes with a 3800mAh 3 cell lipo. You can find more information about my testquads on the background infromation (bain) page here.
First download the complete YMFC-32 software package from the download section:
And install the STM32 for Arduino add-on as shown in this video:
Please note that the STM32 for Arduino add-on is a work under construction and I have no influence on any changes they make. If you have any questions about the STM32 for Arduino add-on, please visit this forum:
If you have any problems with the latest STM32 for Arduino add-on you can find the add-on that I used in the download section.
The hardware needed for the YMFC-32 autonomous is listed below. I made this hardware list for your convenience. This list is a suggestion and it's your own responsibility to ensure that the products meet your specific requirements. But this list should be sufficient to build the YMFC-32 quadcopter.
Please note: All sensors need to be present. Otherwise the YMFC-32 flight controller code will not work!
I personally prefer (and use) 8x4.5 inch props instead of the 10x4.5 inch props. This is to offload the motors and ESC's and to get a better response.
If you have never flown a quadcopter before I highly recommend the following quadcopter. It has the same control principle as the YMFC-32 but without the destructive energy. This way you can safely fly this thing indoors and practice your skills before flying the YMFC-32.
This project is currently under development. My goal is to release the software September 2018. You can check its current status on my YouTube channel.