GREAT NEW FEATURE! The FY30A can now also control multi-rotor aircraft in addition to fixed wing! You need to load the firmware version based on how you want to use the system (comes with fixed wing firmware). Firmware and instructions are located HERE. Multi-rotor instructions HERE.
Will work as a stabilizer for a standard fixed wing aircraft, or as a controller for a multi-rotor craft including tri-copters and quad-copters (Both + and X configurations)!
Now upgraded with a light weight Aluminum case, and also now includes a USB adapter for some exciting future software updates that will enable new features!
FY-30A is an inertial attitude measurement instrument used for automated stabilization of fixed wing model aircraft and two axis camera gimbals.
FY30A has an integrated three-axis gyro and three-axis accelerometer which controls the aircraft movement in three-dimensional space. By using your remote control, the unit can be turned on or off for the following functions:
- Level flight – When stabilization is activated, the FY-30A will automatically control the aircraft for smooth easy flying. For beginners in RC aircraft flying, this is advantages as it makes flight easier and increases the student pilot self-confidence. The system can be activated throughout the entire flight duration, from take off to landing.
- Emergency Recovery - If you lose orientation or feel the plane out of control, then release all control sticks, maintain throttle and switch on the FY30A. The unit will automatically send the correct signals to balance of the aircraft and regain level flight.
- Aerobatics – for the experienced fixed wing 3D pilot, the FY-30A can help you achieve a more accurate flight path, especially in windy conditions. FY-30A makes 3D maneuvers such as inverted flight, knife-edge, crane etc easier and simpler to achieve and maintain. A great way to practice and improve your 3D flying.
- First Person View - for long-distance RC flight via video transmitter, the FY30A will maintain the balance of your aircraft. You only need to control the heading of your aircraft and enjoy the view.
- Firmware upgrade – The FY30A firmware is upgradable by connecting to your computer via a USB TTL cable. As Feiyu Tech continuously improves the FY30A system, firmware upgrades will be released periodically.
How it works
The core of the FY-30A is the integrated 3-axis gyro and 3-axis accelerometer which is the basis for its inertial sensing. The FY30A is an inertial navigation platform with a strap down
attitude algorithm designed for fixed wing aircraft stabilization.
When the FY-30A is in auto-balance mode, it detects the aircraft attitude and horizontal positioning and issues commands to servos that adjust the aircraft control surfaces (Aileron, Elevator, and Rudder) so that the aircraft remains level at all times. Due to this autonomous action to maintain smooth level flight, the FY-30A makes flying very easy.
When the FY-30A is operating in 3D mode and the aircraft is in an acrobatics flight, the FY30A will use the 3-axis gyroscopes to calculate roll velocity and overall flight attitude. With this data, the system outputs control corrections to maintain smooth aircraft attitude even when doing aerobatics flight.
Since the FY30A is self contained, it can be used in all weather conditions, indoors or outdoors. Just power up and take off.
The FY30A can be used in the following fixed wing models:
• Traditional layout fixed-wing aircraft with Aileron, Elevator and Rudder
• Flying wings with rudder and with no rudder;
• Airplanes with no ailerons (rudder and elevator only)
• V-tail airplanes with aileron and with no ailerons
• Any other configuration inquiries, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RC Radio suitability:
The FY-30A has been tested to work well with the following RC system:
• Robbe-Futaba PPM / PCM 1024 / PCM G3 mode, 2.4G systems
• Graupner / JR PPM 8, PPM 12, SPCM mode;
• MPX PPM8, PPM 12 with UNI mode
• any other system with a neutral position of 1.5 ms (standard in most RC Radios).
FY-30A Operating Mode
The FY-30A can be operated in three flight modes modes:
- Mode 1: FY-30A Deactivated Mode. In this mode, the FY-30A stabilization function is turned off. The aircraft is completely under the control of the pilot.
- Mode 2: 3D Control Mode. In this mode, the balancer utilizes its 3-axis gyroscope to sense roll velocity and flight attitude. If no input is given by the pilot (sticks in the middle position) the FY30A will lock the current aircraft attitude. This prevents rolling of the aircraft at the axial plane and maintains its current posture. Therefore the aircraft can be easily maneuvered to complete a variety of 3D flight with added stability and smoothness.
- Mode 3: Auto Stabilization mode. In this mode, the FY-30A will automatically command the aircraft control surfaces to maintain level flight at all times.
Connector cable assembly for hooking to your RC receiver