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How To Build A FPV Racing Quadcopter

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Step 9-5: Configuring Our Quadcopter Racer With Open Pilot (continued)

Open Pilot Transmitter Setup Wizard screen

We are now ready to begin setting up our Fly Sky FS-T6 radio to work with the Open Pilot CC3D flight controller. To begin this process click on the green TRANSMITTER SETUP WIZARD button (above photo). Immediately a small pop screen appears saying, "Arming Settings are now set to 'Always Disarmed' for your safety". Press the OK button to continue.

Open Pilot RC Input screen 1

Now we are at the Open Pilot RC Input screen (above photo). To begin with the radio setup click the NEXT button.

Open Pilot RC Input screen 2

The default for the transmitter type is, "Acro: normal transmitter for fixed-wing or quad", back in our radio setup we had set the type to aeroplane so we don't have to change anything in this screen. Just click NEXT to continue.

Open Pilot RC Input screen 3

In the next screen we are asked to choose our transmitter mode (above photo). The default is set to Mode 2, which is what we set our ready to in our radio setup. Again, we don't have to change anything here, so just click NEXT.

Open Pilot RC Input screen 4

The next step is to move the sticks on our radio (above photo). The screen is animated, so just follow the sequence that is being shown. Turn on the radio and move the THROTTLE stick. When prompted by the animation, move the ROLL stick. When prompted by the animation, move the PITCH stick. When prompted by the animation, move the YAW stick. When prompted by the animation, flip the FLIGHT MODE switch (you may have to turn the VBA dial for this switch). We have no accessories to enter so we can click on the NEXT/SKIP button until we come to the next screen (below photo). Which will tell us to center all controls and the click NEXT.

Open Pilot RC Input screen 5
Open Pilot RC Input screen 6

We are then asked to move all controls to their maximum extents in all directions, which also includes flipping the Flight Mode switch. (above photo). Click NEXT to continue. At this next screen we are going to verify that all of our controls are moving the way that they should (below photo).

Open Pilot RC Input screen 7

Across the top of this screen there are four check boxes; throttle, roll, pitch and yaw. In our case, we had to check the pitch and roll boxes to have those controls match the animation. Now we can click NEXT to move on. The next screen (no photo shown) is to verify one last time that the sticks on our radio are moving the same as in the animation. If so, click NEXT, if not click BACK and make the appropriate changes.

Open Pilot RC Input screen 8

Now we need to set our ARMING SETTINGS (above photo). The default is "Always Disarmed", which means the racer will never arm for flight, we are going to change this to, "Yaw Left" and adjust the arming timeout to 15 seconds. Then click the SAVE button in the bottom right corner. Congratulations! We have now completed all of our configurations! Solder, wrap and secure the wires from the ESCs to the motors. Put on the propellers and go for your maiden test flight! Note: When scuring your motor wires make sure all wires and cable ties have enough clearance for the propellers! See you at the race! Happy flying!