Orientation & G-Force Module

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Orientation & G-Force Module

By using Magnetometer, Gyroscope and Accelerometer with 3D orientation and calculation algorithm to determine pitch angle, yaw angle, roll angle, direction, acceleration, angular and velocity during flight.
Package Weight: 0.07 kg

This  product is intended  for connecting it with  the RC Logger HD, RC Logger HD2, RC Logger PRO or RC Logger LC (not  included) to provide orientation and force information for a model helicopter, model car or model airplane and is powered by the RC Logger's battery. By  using  Magnetometer,  Gyroscope  and  Accelerometer  with  3D  orientation  and algorithmic calculation to determine pitch angle, yaw angle, roll angle, direction, acceleration, and angular velocity during flight. With the recorded orientation information, realistic flight path can be simulated with the use of RC Logger Viewer or RC Logger Commander Software.

MEMS Sensor technology

The advanced MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical System) sensor technology plays an essential role in the Orientation & G-Force module.This small mechanical system allows motion sensing and control to take place in miniature scale, fitting perfectly for the ever popular RC model applications.     

3-axis Magnetometer

A three axis magnetometer is used in the Orientation & G-Force module to come up with a 9 DoF Inertial measurement unit (IMU). The algorithmic calculation is adopted with modified Kalman Filter to handle the high level of noise generated in the RC helicopter environment, such as vibration, magnetic field by motor, and effect of gravity with continuous orientation change. A more accurately predicted output is generated by the sensor data collected over time, providing a better orientation and motion information.

3-axis Accelerometer

The 3-axis Accelerometer is used to measure the acceleration and orientation of the RC model. Acceleration signals can be integrated to velocity and displacement information as an inertial measurement. It can detect motion, vibration and shock, as well as measure gravity to determine orientation of the object such as tilt and inclination.

3-axis Gyroscope

The 3-axis Gyroscope is used to measure the angular velocity of the RC model. When the RC model rotates along an axis (e.g. roll, pitch, or yaw), rate of rotation can be determined by the gyroscope. The gyro electronics can resolve very small capacitance change, resulting in a very high sensitivity. The gyroscope can thus measure angular rate with high accuracy and sensitivity.

The following items are included in the delivery:

Product code:

  • 20006RC
  • Precise orientation information by 3-axis magnetometer (24-bit), accelerometer (16-bit), and gyroscope (16-bit)
  • 2 possible mounting orientations (Top or Up-side-down, mount included)
  • Auto-calibration at start up
  • Realistic flight path simulation with RC Logger Viewer Software
  • Compact and light weight
Sensor Specifications
Accelerometer Triple axis, 16-bit, ±6 g
Direction Range 0 to 360 Degree
Gyroscope Triple axis, 16-bit, ±2000 Degree per second
Magnetometer Triple axis, 24-bit, ±11 Gauss
Pitch range -90 to +90 Degree
Roll range -180 to +180 Degree
Technical Specifications
Current consumption ~60 mA
Operating temperature -10 to +60 Celsius
Operating voltage 3.6 to 6 V/DC
Resolution <= 1 Degree
Sampling rate 5 Hz
Storage temperature -20 to +60 Celsius
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D) 43 x 15 x 33 mm
Weight 12 g
The following accessories are currently available:

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writes: 14.11.2012
Now these seems one seriously cool little gadget the possibilities are endless for this unit but the best part has to be the price retailing at around $100 US or £65 app it presents in a very attractive manner, See what you think!