I am working on VTOL aircraft and currently I am looking for some good board as flight controller (FC). I could made it by myself, but it requests lot of time. I was thinking about one of fpv drone FC (I have avaiable this one:


This board has very small dimensions and it has already everything I need. The problem is that it is made for softwares like betaflight etc. It uses STM32 F405 so I tried to add STM 32 support for arduino (https://github.com/stm32duino/Arduino_Core_STM32) and upload arduino code in it.

I had to install stm32 cube programmer and because this board is not one of arduino boards I have to build the code for different board with same processor (FEATHER_F405). Because of it I have to change board pinout in this file (C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\STM32\hardware\stm32\1.8.0\variants\FEATHER_F405). I checked if are those pins correct (in code I command to those pins to be High and then Low while I was measuring them with multimeter). So all the pins are correct. I was able to blik the onboard LED and beep the buzzer. The only problem I have is serial communication. I tried to send some Strings to computer via serial port, but I didnt received any data. Here is sample code that I used:

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

#define LED 4 //PB_5   //Inverted (High => LED ON)
#define BUZZ 3 //PB_4

#define _RX1 D0 //PA_10
#define _TX1 D1 //PA_9

//#define D_P 35 //PA_11  
//#define D_M 36 //PA_12

//SoftwareSerial mySerial(_RX1, _TX1); // RX, TX
HardwareSerial  hwSerial_1(_RX1, _TX1);   // RX, TX

void setup() {





void loop() {

  digitalWrite(LED, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(_RX1, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(_TX1, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(D_P, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(D_M, HIGH);*/


  digitalWrite(LED, LOW);
  digitalWrite(_RX1, LOW);
  digitalWrite(_TX1, LOW);
  digitalWrite(D_P, LOW);
  digitalWrite(D_M, LOW);*/


  digitalWrite(BUZZ, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(BUZZ, LOW);



I tried to run serial communication via USB and via UART1 (I used USB/ TTL conventer -> FT232), but non of these works. I also tried to use software serial and hardware serial library, but it didnt helped.

Do you have any advices how to make serial communication work?

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