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DarkButterfly:
18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
Gaza07:
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
hoverfly:
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
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29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
DarkButterfly:
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
ched:
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
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09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
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09 Jul 2019 14:05:28
BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
hoverfly:
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
DarkButterfly:
05 Jul 2019 21:48:24
Just fixed a busted SMA connector on my TBS unity pigtail, it suffered badly in a recent crash and split in two, nothing a touch of the soldering iron couldn't fix  :D
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Flight Controller / FC Comparison

Started by Jumpy07, Friday,January 04, 2013, 18:40:05

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Jumpy07

Flight ControllerOpen SourceGyro StabalisedSelf LevelingCare FreeAltitude HoldPosition HoldReturn HomeWaypoint NavigationPricingComments
ArduCopter MegaYesYesYesYesYesGPS RequiredGPS RequiredGPS RequiredHighAPM 2.5, APM 2.5+
Rctimer Arduflyer V2.5YesYesYesYesYesGPS RequiredGPS RequiredGPS RequiredMeduimAPM 2.5 compatible
Goodluckby APM 2.5YesYesYesYesYesGPS RequiredGPS RequiredGPS RequiredMeduimAPM 2.5 compatible
AutoQuad v6.6YesYesYesYesYesGPS RequiredGPS RequiredGPS RequiredHigh
Crius All In One PRO V1.0/V1.1YesYesYesYesYesGPS RequiredGPS RequiredGPS RequiredLowOption of MultiWii or MegapirateNG. V1.1 has re-enforced UsB port which was common failure on V1.0
Crius All In One PRO V2.0YesYesYesYesYesGPS RequiredGPS RequiredGPS RequiredLowSame as above but with Onboard 16Mbit Dataflash chip for automatic datalogging
Crius MultiWii LiteYesYesYes Low
Crius MultiWii SEYesYesYesYesYes Low
DJI NazaNoYesYesOptionalYesOptionalOptional MediumGPS Optional, GPS also includes MAG sensor. (No Octo Support)
DJI WookongNoYesYesYesYesYesYesOptionalHighHigh end FC with high price, Waypoints are expensive add on. Roll';s royce of FC';s.
Free FlightYesYes LowOptions of Free Flight software or Timecops 32 bit Multiwii port.
FY-30AYesYes Medium
Gaui GU-344Yes Medium
Hobbyking KK2.0YesYesYes LowSoftware update v1.5 drastically improves self levelling.
HoverflyPRO YesYesOptionalYesOptionalOptionalOptionalHigh
HoverflySPORT Yes Optional Medium
KKMulticopterYesYes Low
MikroKopter Flight-Ctrl YesYesOptionalYesOptionalOptionalOptionalHigh
OpenPilot CC3DYesYesYes Low
Paris MultiwiiCopterYesOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalLowSensorless board for people that like soldering there own - arduino pro mini based
Quadrino ZoomFlightYesYesYesYesYes Medium
RabbitNoYesYesYesOptionalOptionalOptional LowRecommend buying with optional Mag board
TMF Pro FH-X46 AQ50YesYes Medium
XAircraft FC1212-P YesOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional Medium
Zero UAV YS-X6YesYes YesYesYesYesHigh
Flyduino MWC V2.0OptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalNoLowSensorless board for people that like soldering - arduino Pro Mini based
Quadrino MultiWii AdvancedOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalNoMeduim
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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

Ross

Yet another good  post of info for everyone ~~  Thanks.
Let's be careful out there.
SAFETY is.. NO accident.

neagron


Ppuxley

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+?

Gaza07

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  ~~

Ppuxley

Quote from: Gaza07 on Tuesday,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  ~~

Thanks for the welcome and the very straightforward answer.I have a couple of videos on Vimeo, nothing tht special , I';m afraid

paulcobra

Anyone know anything about the fy901 & fy91q i';ve seen these pop up occasionaly

Gaza07

They are a bit old now not sure many people are using them  :hmm:

HowDoIfly

Quote from: Gaza07 on Tuesday,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  ~~


Hi Gaza, I was searching rctimer for these two items but failed to find them. Do you have any links please?
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

DarrenG

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?
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

HowDoIfly

Quote from: DarrenG on Thursday,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.


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. :-/
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

DarrenG

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.
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

ChrisH

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! ~~
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

HowDoIfly

Quote from: DarrenG on Monday,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.


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.
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

DarrenG

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.
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

powerlord

Quote from: DarrenG on Monday,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.


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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HowDoIfly

Quote from: DarrenG on Thursday,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.


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

Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

DarrenG

Well, as I soldered my Arduflyer earlier with the side-entry pin option, and have just realised that HK';s case uses the top entry, you can have mine for what I paid for (£6) when it arrives, if you want!
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

HowDoIfly

oops, sorry Darren, missed your reply somehow, wasn';t intentional.

Thanks for the kind offer but I';ve soldered mine as side-entry too.
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

Poppy Ann

Hi there, does most people buy the genuine APM or one of the cheaper clones? I just ordered one from amazon and it was £60 for the 2.6 controller plus gps on a stand and case is that a decent price? it can be seen here:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buyincoins-ArduPilot-External-Compass-Controller/dp/B00JGP86S8/ref=sr_1_4?m=A2KVVEZQUSFYSM&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1397922110&sr=1-4&keywords=flight+controller

I only got it from here as I had £40 credit in my Amazon account they have the 90 Amp power module as well for £4

HowDoIfly

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  ~~
Ifly4 no more, Hubsan X4, R550v2, X650F-V4

Poppy Ann

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.

quads500

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:
S500 quad frame, Rctimer Crius AIOP 2.0, Rctimer 2212,  30A, 9443 prop.

Gaza07

This is from January 2013 I think things have changed quite a bit since then and maybe a new chart should be done  ::)

Revs

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.