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USB-connect to FC200-gimbal

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by MickeM, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. MickeM

    Nov 22, 2014
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    I got this gimbal to my DJI Phantom 2 Vision:
    http://www.banggood.com/Refit-DJI-Phant ... 61974.html

    It works. But I want to adjust the parameters (because Im using a GoPro now).
    Drivers installed in Windows XP 32-bit.
    SimpleBGC GUI installed.
    Phantom-transmitter on.
    Phantom on.
    Gimbal active and works
    Have connected the gimbal to the computer (USB-cable).
    Starts GUI.
    Choose COM5.
    Trying to connect... but it says:
    "GUI vs board version mismatch. Firmware version: 0.53 b4, GUI version: 2.40 b7.
    You should run matching GUI version, or upgrade firmware."

    Matching? Where and how and ...?
  2. Ranger003

    Mar 10, 2014
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    Try this and look at step 7 when you will get an error. You obviously have a separate gimbal firmware profile so disregard the RP stuff. This worked for me last night and I was able to reload RP firmware.

    1.Download the files here: http://bit.ly/1qKhLxD
    2. Install the USB driver first.
    3. Run the gimbal software (SimpleBGC_GUI.exe).
    4. Disconnect motors and pitch control cables from the gimbal control
    board, and take note of the orientation of the cables. Only the
    multi-coloured IMU
    cable should be connected to the gimbal control board board now.
    5. Connect the gimbal control board to your computer via any mini-USB cable.
    6. Select the appropriate COM PORT in the drop down menu from the box
    in the top left, and click CONNECT.
    7. If it gives you an error stating a mismatch of the firmware with
    the GUI, then proceed with steps 8-10. If no error occurs, and the
    live read-outs on the right side of the screen are active when you
    move the camera, then skip to step 11.

    8. Run "XLoader.exe, select the correct COM PORT, and select
    "SimpleBGC_2_40b7.enc.hex", then click "Upload".
    9. The green light on the gimbal control board should go out for a few
    seconds, and in the XLoader program it will eventually say "Upload
    failed" - this is normal!
    10. Now, try clicking "CONNECT" in the gimbal control software again,
    and it should connect properly.

    11. Click "Load" in the top right of the screen, and select "RPG-FC200.profile"
    12. Click "Write" in the bottom right of the screen.
    13. Rigidly secure the camera in a perfectly horizontal orientation
    (might be easier without the camera installed), and click the "Calib
    ACC" button once, then wait 5 seconds for the calibration to occur.
    14. Click "Disconnect" in the top left, and reconnect the motor cables
    in their appropriate positions/orientations.
    15. Make sure that the camera is installed, and then try powering the
    system up again.
  3. MickeM

    Nov 22, 2014
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    I got this to work. =) I had to use the right version om SimpleBGC_GUI_2_2b2.
    First Windows-driver, then SimpleBGC. It is a 8-bit controller.
    I found it all here: http://www.basecamelectronics.com/downloads/8bit/

    But... a new problem.

    There is a connector on the controller board. Using this one connected to
    the RC-receiver I could adjust roll and tilt. I dont have this cable (I bought
    the Phantom used, cable missing in package). Look at this attached pic.

    Anyone know the pinout on the board-side?

    Attached Files:

  4. J.James

    Apr 21, 2014
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    Upstate NY
    Here is a pin out for the 6 pin header. BTW you do NOT! need to use all 3 wires for the pitch if you are powering the gimbal from the phatoms battery and the naza. and only need to hook up the signal wire to the port on the naza for the pitch and if you remove 2 of the un needed wires from the 3 wire cables then you run zero risk of ever plugging it in wrong and frying your gimbal. I marked the pin that needs to be plugged in to the bottom pin on the nazas F2 port in blue. Tho the bottom pic were they show the end of the 3pin plug that goes in to the naza is for some reason shown up side down and can cause you to fry the gimbal if you plug it in as shown in that pic. You need to flip it over so that the bottom pin on the f2 is the pin being hooked to the pin I colored blue on the 6 pin header in the top pic

    fc200 gimbal pinouts.JPG
  5. MickeM

    Nov 22, 2014
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    I dont have the cable with the circuitboard on the end (that is on the photos above). :)

    I only have an empty connector on the litte circuitboard: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gUqky9YvL.jpg
    Next to the two motor-cables, there is a white small connector. What is the pinout on that white 4-pin? The cable in your photo above is plugged into this connector.

    My gimbal is powered from the Phantom and works fine. Only need this cable and a litte tilt-lever for the transmitter (guess its the only way).
  6. MickeM

    Nov 22, 2014
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    The gimbal works fine, still dont have the cable for tilt.
    Anyone have the pinout for the white connector on the tilt-cable in the gimbal-end?
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