Dominic Clifton, the men behind Cleanflight and the SPRacingF3 flight controlls flashed the market Mai 2016 with its new SPRacingF3 Evo FC. The same dimension like the regular one but with a loooong list of features.
The Seriously Pro Racing F3 EVO Flight Controller (SPRacingF3EVO) was designed to give awesome flight performance in a stackable race-ready package. It has the latest sensors, race timing & logging technology backed by excellent connectivity options at a wallet-friendly price.
Jaw-Dropping Flight Performance
The SPRacingF3EVO uses advanced processor, sensor and software technologies to make your aircraft fly like it's on rails.
The SPRacingF3EVO flight-controller and the Cleanflight software enables the precision flying you need for fast FPV racing.
The SPRacingF3EVO has an ARM Cortex-M4 72Mhz CPU with Math co-processor (FPU) for efficient flight calculations that gets more done in less time.
Loop times up to ~2x as fast as previous-generation STM32F1 based boards.
SPI sensor connection
The gyroscope and accelerometer sensors are connected to the fast SPI bus. This enables the software to get more data even quicker to help stabilize your aircraft even better
Race Timing Transponder
The SPRacingF3EVO features a race transponder system for recording your lap times. Each board comes with a special transponder code to identify you at race events. Compatible with i-LAP receiver systems.
The SPRacingF3EVO is the first and only standard sized board for Cleanflight that features a MicroSD card socket for logging. Supports MicroSD/SDHC up to 32GB - just leave one in and log every flight!
USB socket to configuration of flight controller and for pass-though configuration of BlHeli ESCs.
USB socket is not shared with any of the 3 serial ports. No more unplugging your OSD when configuring.
The SPRacingF3EVO runs Cleanflight which can be configured to suit your needs using a cross-platform GUI (Windows/OSX/Linux).
Small and lightweight
The SPRacingF3EVO has a standard 36x36mm form-factor with 30.5mm mounting holes on a thick PCB for durability.
The SPRacingF3EVO is a stackable design. Connect an OSD or PDB directly under the board for a super-tidy and wire-free installation. Stackable designs are proven to be more durable in a crash.
Broad RC receiver support
Supports SBus, SumH, SumD, Spektrum1024/2048, XBus, PPM. No external inverters required (built-in), receiver powered via flight battery or USB for easy configuration.
Dedicated ports for PPM/SBus/SumH/etc for easy connections. Socket for plug and play Spektrum Satellite receiver.
Each SPRacingF3EVO comes with a unique QR-CODE so you can download your personal transponder code.
Output for multi-colored LED strips - great for FPV racing, line-of-sight flying orientation and night flying.
Developer friendly debugging port (SWD) and boot mode selection, unbrickable bootloader.
Full support for OneShot ESCs for easy PID tuning and a sharper response.
Built in battery voltage monitoring, input for additional current monitoring.
Sonar support for precision low-altitude hold.
I2C port always powered, perfect for external sensors or always-on OLED Screen.
Buzzer port for audible warnings and notifications.
GPS Ready *
With a full-set of sensors (Accelerometer, Gryoscope, Compass and Barometer) each SPRacingF3EVO is capable of GPS Navigation
* Available in Cleanflight soon, New GPS features under active development.
The SPRacingF3 runs Cleanflight and is configured using the Cleanflight Configurator. It has a stack of great features, such as these:
- 3 primary flight modes: Acrobatic, Angle and Horizon
- Extensive control and switch configuration
- Telemetry Support (HoTT, FrSky, SmartPort, etc)
- Battery Monitoring and Warnings
- Signal Strength Monitoring (RSSI)
- Failsafe system
- Altitude Hold Mode
- Heading Hold Mode
- In-flight tuning
- Customizable LED colors
- Android phone support (via EZ-GUI GCS)
The hardware was designed by the lead developer of Cleanflight to be more capable than the previous-generation STM32F1-based boards and to set the benchmark for a fully-featured STM32F3-based mini board.
- 36x36mm board with 30.5mm mounting holes
- Weight ~5 grams
- STM32F303 CPU, 72Mhz inc FPU
- MicroSD card slot (SD/SDHC, upto 32GB)
- MPU9250 accelerometer/gyro/compass (connected via SPI)
- BMP280 barometer
- 1 IR LED and unique code for race transponder
- MicroUSB socket for configuration and ESC programming
- 3 LEDs for 5V, 3V and STATUS (Green, Blue, Red)
- Supplied with straight and right-angled pin headers.
- Copper-etched Cleanflight logo
- 8x 3pin though-holes for pin headers for ESC/Servo connections
- 1x 2pin though-holes for pin headers for UART1 RX/TX
- 1x 6pin though-holes for pin headers for UART2/PPM/Telemetry/LiPo (for standard SerialRX/SBus/PPM lead)
- 1x 4pin though-holes for pin headers for UART3
- 1x 6pin though-holes for pin headers for IR LED/LED Strip, RSSI, Current Monitoring, and Buzzer connections
- 1x 3pin though-holes for JST-ZH connector for Spektrum Satellite receivers (connector supplied).
- 1x 4pin top mounted, JST-SH socket for I2C
- 1x 4pin top mounted, JST-SH socket for UART2/PPM
- 1x 4pin bottom mounted JST-SH socket for SWD debugging
- 1x 2pin though-holes for BOOT jumper.
- SP Racing F3 EVO Flight Controller
- Transponder LEDs and Code
- MicroSD card socket and pin headers.