In this episode of Maker Hangar, I teach you about flight controller boards. You learn what they are and what they do in a multicopter. I also show you how to set up your tricopter with the Flip 1.5 Multi Wii Controller board. In the next episode, I will show you how to fly your tricopter, so stay tuned!

To follow along with this tutorial you will need to buy the Flip 1.5 board. Then you will need to download the MWC 2.3 files, Arduino IDE, and FTDI Drivers.

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If you are having problems with being unable to arm your tricopter in different flight modes then make sure that there aren’t any checked boxes in the ARM mode spaces. For my settings, you can find them on the on the Tricopter Product Page.

If you want to look at the other flight controller boards and tutorials you can check them out at the following links:



Lucas Weakley

Lucas Weakley

Hi! My name is Lucas Weakley. I have recently graduated from a magnet program at Forest High School called EMIT. One of the many things we did in EMIT was work on a robot that we use to compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition. EMIT also introduced me to drafting and now I am certified in AutoCAD. I have been accepted into Embry Riddle Aeronautics University and will be attending this fall. My degree will be in Aerospace Engineering (if you couldn’t have guessed) and I plan to minor in business and aircraft maintenance.