Arduino Based Flight Control Card Design and Quadcopter Integration

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Gunes E., Düzkaya H.

Gazi University Journal of Science Part A: Engineering and Innovation, vol.11, no.2, pp.392-406, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Unmanned aerial vehicles are used quite widely today, especially quadcopters, which we often encounter in areas such as the defense industry, agriculture, and civil aviation. Dec Jul Flight control cards are the products with the highest cost among these products, especially for someone who has a hobby in civilian life or who is curious about electronics and aviation, so it is pretty expensive to supply or produce these vehicles. We are designing and making a cost-effective, easily accessible, and affordable flight control card by using Arduino and Gyroscope sensors in the works we are planning. At the same time, a design is considered one in which the user can code as open-source hardware. The project has two working areas: hardware and software. The work in the hardware field involves designing the flight control board through the drawing program, producing printed circuits for the designed board, and integrating Arduino Mega and other components into this board. On the software side, it is the control algorithm and flight software coding via Arduino IDE. Due to the fact that it has a large number of libraries, it is accessible and understandable to most people, so the Arduino IDE program has been used.