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Offline Jumpy07

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Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« on: January 04, 2013, 18:40:05 »
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 20:00:58 »
Yet another good  post of info for everyone ~~  Thanks.
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 20:34:04 »
Thank you Craig,Marty. :scotland:

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 12:38:55 »
Thank you Jumpy for this comparison chart and your various other guides
I';m new here, although I have some experience in quads. At the moment I fly a multiwii controlled (JussiH) quad
I want to upgrade and get some mission capability, so was looking at the Ardupilot Mega 2.5+. Then I came across your stuff about the Rctimer controller
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=837&productname=
It seems like a no brainer, it looks like it does the same thing exactly, but can you tell me if there is anything I don';t get with Rctimer that I do with the Mega 2.5+?

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 12:52:30 »
Hi Ppuxley and welcome to the forum the rctimer arduflyer 2.5 does exactly the same thing as the original arducopter  2.5+ its well worth buying the power module and arducopter case for it though it makes a nice neat job  ~~
Please feel free to share any pics or video you might have of your copters  ~~

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 17:44:06 »
Hi Ppuxley and welcome to the forum the rctimer arduflyer 2.5 does exactly the same thing as the original arducopter  2.5+ its well worth buying the power module and arducopter case for it though it makes a nice neat job  ~~
Please feel free to share any pics or video you might have of your copters  ~~
Thanks for the welcome and the very straightforward answer.I have a couple of videos on Vimeo, nothing tht special , I';m afraid

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 18:40:08 »
Anyone know anything about the fy901 & fy91q i';ve seen these pop up occasionaly

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 19:10:26 »
They are a bit old now not sure many people are using them  :hmm:

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 16:18:34 »
Hi Ppuxley and welcome to the forum the rctimer arduflyer 2.5 does exactly the same thing as the original arducopter  2.5+ its well worth buying the power module and arducopter case for it though it makes a nice neat job  ~~
Please feel free to share any pics or video you might have of your copters  ~~

Hi Gaza, I was searching rctimer for these two items but failed to find them. Do you have any links please?
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 18:30:18 »
The case is only available from 3DR or 3DR resellers. As for the power module, it seems it';s best avoided, has some design issues that make it less than ideal, much better to install a current and voltage sensor (RCTimer do on as do Attopilot) and dedicate a 5V UBEC to powering the APM.

On an aside, why is the APM listed as HIGH for pricing?  It';s cheaper than a NAZA-M Lite which is listed as MEDIUM?
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 21:36:18 »
The case is only available from 3DR or 3DR resellers. As for the power module, it seems it';s best avoided, has some design issues that make it less than ideal, much better to install a current and voltage sensor (RCTimer do on as do Attopilot) and dedicate a 5V UBEC to powering the APM.

I have since found some suppliers, thanks. Any idea what the design issues were/are with the power module? I';ve trawled several wikis but find no mention of problems.

Talking of which, they';ve also left me a bit confuddled as to the power requirements of the APM - one table states 5.5v 2.5A while another paragraph says it only draws ~500ma at most. :-/
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 21:42:34 »
Several issues some of which are more complicated than I could pretend to understand. The best guide to powering the APM I';ve ever found is on RCGroups here.

Have a good read. I';ve followed that guide and power mine using one of those UBECs set top 5V on the input headers. And I use a separate UBEC for powering other stuff such as lights etc.
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 22:12:36 »
Jumpy, could do with updating the Naza entry at some point! Now three options (Lite, V1 and V2) including Octo support on V2.

Useful info though! ~~
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 01:17:35 »
Several issues some of which are more complicated than I could pretend to understand. The best guide to powering the APM I';ve ever found is on RCGroups here.

Have a good read. I';ve followed that guide and power mine using one of those UBECs set top 5V on the input headers. And I use a separate UBEC for powering other stuff such as lights etc.

Excellent, I';ve been down a warren of rabbit holes following a lot of posts on that forum regarding the APM and have decided to order a dedicated UBEC as advised  ~~  :beer2:


I';m still on the lookout for a the semi-opaque case though - either they';re seriously over-priced or out of stock at the moment.
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 07:29:06 »
I ended up ordering a case from HobbyKing to use with my ArdyFlyer APM board. My first APM is a 3DR original and came with the case.
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2013, 09:02:42 »
Several issues some of which are more complicated than I could pretend to understand. The best guide to powering the APM I';ve ever found is on RCGroups here.

Have a good read. I';ve followed that guide and power mine using one of those UBECs set top 5V on the input headers. And I use a separate UBEC for powering other stuff such as lights etc.

That rc groups stuff I';d mostly mince though.  Hardly any ESCs have linear BECS these days.  You';d be far better imho ignoring that,  and leaving all 4 ESCs to the board - you then have 4 way redundancy.  Check your ESC docs to ensure they can be wired up together first though

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2013, 16:24:03 »
I ended up ordering a case from HobbyKing to use with my ArdyFlyer APM board. My first APM is a 3DR original and came with the case.

I just checked there. "Limited stock", give us yer email address and we';ll let you know when we can sell you one.  :hmm:

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2013, 17:25:34 »
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2013, 01:36:05 »
oops, sorry Darren, missed your reply somehow, wasn';t intentional.

Thanks for the kind offer but I';ve soldered mine as side-entry too.
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2014, 16:51:37 »

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2014, 17:08:26 »
I';m awaiting my third clone in the post as we speak. Of the two I have, both are working fine. The 2.6 has no on-board compass and that kit doesn';t appear to include one. They';re cheap though so it';s still a good price you paid  ~~
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2014, 17:22:06 »
i just added the OSD plus power module to go with it.
it does say that there is a compass unit  in the GPS so should be good.
now it is the hard part waiting for the post man to arrive with it all.

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2015, 16:09:18 »
I have read the similar charts in many forums but is there any realistic comparison between FCs (more than features). It may be reliability, accuraccy of features in numbers.  :hmm:
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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2015, 16:28:21 »
This is from January 2013 I think things have changed quite a bit since then and maybe a new chart should be done  ::)

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Re: Flight Controller / FC Comparison
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2015, 17:14:24 »
I was looking at it thinking ';what! no Naze32?';, then I realised :laugh:

Yes a new chart would be good, two years is forever in this game. Though maintaining it would be a full time job for the same reason.