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I agree it does look a lot better for some reasom SMF shorten any recent posts display  :rolleyes:
23 Aug 2019 10:29:15
Nice! Looks loads better.  :beer2:
22 Aug 2019 22:47:32
Sorted mate  ~~
22 Aug 2019 10:27:36
Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
21 Aug 2019 18:14:54
Can you pm me a screen shot of what you mean
21 Aug 2019 12:15:41
Gaza - can you make the subject line section in the forum topic list wider? It's cutting off the subject field really short.
19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
Good for you!  ~~
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  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
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Started by Richard7132, Friday,December 07, 2012, 11:57:15

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Hi guys, thanks for having me. I';m new to the forum and new to multi rotors. I would like a bit of advice, I have a heli and it was always my intention to use it for aerial photography, built it and was learning to fly it!! Steep learning curve. Then I stumbled across multi rotor, which seems to fit my requirements exactly. Been doing all the research, and from what I read two systems jump to the front. These are the crius aio pro and the adupilot mega 2.5.
What I';m looking for is a stable platform that can loiter, return to base use way points etc, both of which I believe these can do. Future expand ability would be a nice feature. Whilst I accept that rctimer do a cheaper version of the ardupilot is it worth paying for the ardupilot over the crius. Is one easier to setup than the other, guess what I';m asking you experts is if it was your choice and the price difference wasn';t relevant which would you choose, I know this can be very subjective  but pound for pound, feature for feature and performance which would be the best to plum for. Thanks for your time and help.


Hi Richard and welcome to the forum, the firmware for the AIOP is megapirateNG and is a port of the Aducopter firmware so to be honest, I think your better off going for a APM board it just doesn';t make sense to run a port of the firmware when you can run the real thing, megapirateNG doesnt offer any enhancements over the original firmware and in fact doesn';t support all the hardware the APM does,
As for getting the original APM vs the Rctimer APM as far as i know they are both made from the same eagle files and should be exactly the same but, I havent had one to compare so these are just my thoughts on the matter  ~~  :welcome:


I agree - APM 2.5 - got the original board and the RCTimer version and I';ve found no difference whatsoever (apart from the price!)


Thanks guys. Must admit that the 2.5 has appealed to me for a while but during my research I came across the crius and a review that stated given the price difference and the abilities of each board it didn';t make much sense to pay the extra for the 2.5. They also mention the form factor in that it is an odd size making it more difficult to mount. My feeling on that is that when you are embarking on a DIY project such as this then you will always find away. Thank you guys for your input and time.