Gluonpilot module documentation
- Dimensions: 59mm x 46mm
- Weight: 8gr without connectors
- Power supply: 5V +- 5%
- All signals: 3V3, 5V tolerant. PWM signals towards the servo's are 5V.
- Serial uart connection: 57600 baud (FTDI 5V cable or XBee wireless link)
- Download google sketchup model
With the extension board
When using the extension board with it's switched power supply, you only have to connect a battery to the power connector. Your ESC or another power source should supply power to your servo's.
Without the extension board
We suggest to power the gluonpilot module using a 5V switched power supply from your main battery or a separate one. The power should be 5V +- 5%. The 5V can be supplied to the gluonpilot module through the FTDI connector or the 3-pin connector positioned above the servo's. In this situation, the servo's should be powered by the ESC or another 5V power source.
As an alternative, you can close SJ.5V. This will allow you to:
- Power the gluonpilot module using the ESC (not recommended)
- Power the servo's using the FTDI connector during bench testing (can have stange effects if your servo's use too much current, especially when using laptops)
Using a RTF-kit
If you bought a RTF kit, you don't have to configure anything at all!
Using another GPS unit
The gluonpilot needs 5Hz NMEA input (sentences RMC & GGA) at 115200 baud.
When using a GPS with the MTK chipset, you only need to configure the startup baudrate in gluonconfig, gluonpilot will do the configuration at startup.
Connection with RC-receiver
Using PPM connector
Using PWM signals
Directly connect your RC-receivers output to the gluonpilot. You will need at least 4 signals to fly the gluonpilot: roll, pitch, motor and autopilot mode selector. If you ordered a RTF kit, it will come with a handy 4-signal PWM connector that saves you time.