Flash CC3D with Cleanflight using OpenPilot GCS
I already described how to flash the Cleanflight firmware on the CC3D flight controller using Arduino. But here I will show you how to flash the board only through the USB-Port.
Update 13.12.2015: Note that from v1.11 Cleanflight flashing via OpenPilot GCS is not possibly anymore! Use your Arduino instead or older Cleanflight version.
First download the OpenPilot GCS 15.02.02 (the newest 15.05 doesn’t support the CC3D board) and install it on your computer.
Open the OpenPilot GCS software, connect the CC3D board through the USB-Port, go to the “Firmware”-Tab and click the “Halt” button.
Now you can open the downloaded cleanflight_CC3D.bin. Check the “I know what I’m doing!” box and then “Flash” button. That’s it, now you have the Cleanflight firmware on your CC3D board.
Important: To use the board through the UBS-Port, you need to power it with external power source. Then you can connect it to the Cleanflight Configurator.