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How To Build A FPV Racing Quadcopter

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Step 9-2: Configuring Our Quadcopter Racer With Open Pilot (continued)

Open Pilot Board Identification screen

The Open Pilot Board Identification screen comes up next (above photo). For our build the connection device will show, "USB:CopterControl" and the detected board type will be, "OpenPilot CopterControl 3D". Also, notice that at this point the TX | RX status lights are lit. There is nothing for us to do in this screen so we just need to click NEXT to continue. This brings us to the OPEN PILOT INPUT SIGNAL CONFIGURATION screen for our radio receiver. In our case we are using a PWM signal that has 1 cable per channel. This is the default and should already be blue (below photo) so we just need to click NEXT.

Open Pilot Input Signal Configuration screen
Open Pilot Vehicle Type Selection screen

Now you will be at the VEHICLE TYPE SELECTION screen (above photo). The MULTIROTOR button is selected by default so again we just need to click NEXT to continue.

Now the fun part! Our next step is to configure our ESCs and motors with the OpenPilot Multirotor Configuration (below photo).

OpenPilot Multirotor Configuration screen

The drop down box already has QUADCOPTER X selected so click NEXT. We are then taken to the OPEN PILOT OUTPUT SIGNAL CONFIGURATION screen (below photo) to set the optimal value for our ESCs. The default is RAPID ESC at 490 Hz, so we don't need to change anything here either. So click NEXT to continue along.

Open Pilot Open Pilot Output Signal Configuration screen
Open Pilot Open Pilot Configuration  Summary screen

Next is the OPEN PILOT CONFIGURATION SUMMARY (above photo). We don't need to change anything so we'll just click NEXT once again.