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Crius all-in-one pro - any good?

Started by s.dunnim, Friday,May 13, 2016, 17:01:06

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Hey, I';ve been looking at flight controllers as I';m hoping to build my (first!) own drone on a budget. The Crius pro really stood out for its low price and seems to be able to do pretty much anything controllers that are hundreds more expensive are capable of.

I was wondering if it really is as good as it seems or are there any major drawbacks?

A bit of programming or prototyping doesn';t really bother me if that';s what it needs...

I was hoping my drone could do things like waypoint navigation, hold position (I realise you have to buy a separate GPS for these - as a side question what GPS would you recommend?), possibly even follow me, circle me or return to home. Is this all possible with the Crius Pro?

I also saw impressive controllers like the Multiwii Pro 2.0, how good is that?

Finally, any other better suggestions ?

Thanks in advance !

P.S. I have looked through this forum but there';s so much other random stuff I had a hard time finding any definite answer


They are old outdated but worked well.
No idea if they are still actively maintained.

I have one in my draw you can have for a few quid if you decide you want to go down this route.
Wasdale X, Ow that hurt


I';d buy a cheap clone APM over a crius AIOP. You';ll get better results running proper arducopter firmware if you want all the features like GPS and automation than you would running a hacked version of the arducopter firmware (megapirate) on the crius AIOP.

And if you can stretch you budget at all, get a cheap clone Pixhawk instead of a cheap clone APM. Software and functionality is mostly the same but the hardware and flight performance is much better because the pixhawk uses more modern 32bit hardware.


The CRIUS AIOP may have all the features on paper but you';d spend an awful lot of time getting most of them almost working before you';d give up and buy something better, most likely. If you get a cheap clone pixhawk you can follow the wizards and online tutorials and it will still take quite a lot of setting up but you';d find it a lot easier to get good results.
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I would second the APM suggestion.  I tried for a while to get a AIOP to operate on my f450 with mixed results.  I would say that it was me, except that after I bought a pixhawk, it was flying without much effort, and it was done pretty quick. 

Much easier to set up, and you can utilize the full functionality of mission planner.  Just my 2 cents.