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May 03, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Ahhhh!! what flight control board to buy!


I'm building another quad and want a fc board better than the kk which I already have, really pleased with the kk, it flys well but I want something with more sensors on it.

So nearly clicked "buy now" on the dji naza! then I see others like this at less than half the price with what looks like very similar features.

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/free-flig...on-sensor.html

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/mwc-multi...breakout-.html

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/rabbit-fl...e-free-cf.html

Which to go for??? Any advise would be greatfully received!
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May 03, 2012, 03:46 PM
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This one

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/rabbit-fl...e-free-cf.html
May 03, 2012, 03:48 PM
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yep the rabbit and flash it with baseflight from http://code.google.com/p/afrodevices/downloads/list
May 03, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by furnibird
That link is'nt working, is it the same as the link I posted for rabbit? do you guys think the rabbit is better than naza?
May 03, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Not better, but can be tuned to fly very nicely and costs a fraction of the price...
May 03, 2012, 05:34 PM
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....... i would look at TimeCops Naze32 the FreeFlight controller... at $60 is it a good buy and uses an open code base that you can be sure will be updated for the lifespan of the controller.


The Naza is great at Alt Hold and Auto Level, from what I have seen its manual mode is less than desirable.

The HoverFly Sport is rocks solid manual mode and handles wind better than i have seen in any other board, but its Alt hold sucks and AutoLevel take a little bit of trimming.

If i were spending the money it would not be to a kockoff product that may or may not be supported in the future.... Just my 2c
May 03, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Get HF Sport, a solid product with a solid company for support & upgrade.
May 03, 2012, 05:48 PM
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....... i would look at TimeCops Naze32 the FreeFlight controller... at $60 is it a good buy and uses an open code base that you can be sure will be updated for the lifespan of the controller
Or until he gets bored with it and moves onto other things. Even reputable companies don't keep things forever. It's all a crap shoot.
May 03, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by randall1959
Or until he gets bored with it and moves onto other things. Even reputable companies don't keep things forever. It's all a crap shoot.
Randall I know you own a rabbit, but what you are saying isnt actually true.

A real KK board, a real multwii and the CopterControl are user supported and will have updates even when new hardware comes around.

Multwii still supports the original hardware...... even in new updates

Even HoverFly has supported their v1 HFpro board even though it is 3 generations old.

you are right... if you are not going to be in this a long time and or will move on to something different or better than you could be right.


I am not saying that it is a good or bad FC, i have not used it..... but it was developed by a fly-by-night group and they only sell it (i could be wrong) from a less than reputable dealer..... I am not going to rely on GLB for anything with the amount of negative reviews they get...


I am sure it is a more than capable flight controller, just trying to help the OP think about all his options
May 03, 2012, 06:11 PM
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I have never seen anything that's supported forever. We all thought 8 track tapes, beta, lazer discs, cassettes and vhs would be here a lot longer than they were.
My point is to get something you like and don't worry so much about new software. Yes, I like the rabbit but to be honest, it flies well enough in it's first FW upgrade that unless you're going to really up the ante, it's fine the way it is.
May 03, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I disagree with your statement and opinion that you buy something you like an not worry about support.

I buying things differently. Since this is really about the OP, I just wanted to make sure he was aware of his options

Forever is a long time, but if you had to bet on it..... which will be supported and improved longer....

KK
Multiwii
HoverFly
DJI
Rabbit


I know that my best guess....... Rabbit would be on the bottom of the list.

So IF that matters to you then it could change your mind about which flight controller you go with (which is the OPs question)


anyways..... i agree that we disagree
May 03, 2012, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Adidas4275
I disagree with your statement and opinion that you buy something you like an not worry about support.

I buying things differently. Since this is really about the OP, I just wanted to make sure he was aware of his options

Forever is a long time, but if you had to bet on it..... which will be supported and improved longer....

KK
Multiwii
HoverFly
DJI
Rabbit


I know that my best guess....... Rabbit would be on the bottom of the list.

So IF that matters to you then it could change your mind about which flight controller you go with (which is the OPs question)


anyways..... i agree that we disagree
By my guess the few open source projects that enough people are invested into, so I'd vote for MultiWii and KK
May 03, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ripmax
I'm building another quad and want a fc board better than the kk which I already have, really pleased with the kk, it flys well but I want something with more sensors on it.

So nearly clicked "buy now" on the dji naza! then I see others like this at less than half the price with what looks like very similar features.

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/free-flig...on-sensor.html

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/mwc-multi...breakout-.html

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/rabbit-fl...e-free-cf.html

Which to go for??? Any advise would be greatfully received!
What type of FLYING do you want to do?

Stable video flying, autolevel enabled with alt hold: Naza

Sport flying, flips, etc, MultiWii or CC

I would not buy any of those flight controller from goodluck buy. Sorry Did that once (multiwii clone) and it was total junk...
May 04, 2012, 07:54 AM
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May 04, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Nek
yep the rabbit and flash it with baseflight from http://code.google.com/p/afrodevices/downloads/list
No, baseflight doesn't run on cortex M0. While it's not difficult to support, it lacks bootloader, ram, and useful peripherals.

You might have been thinking of freeflight though,
http://www.sunsky-online.com/product...ject.id=241845
Is a pretty good deal for ~$35 to either run FF firmware (stable) or MWC (stable/acro, moar features, cppm input, spektrum sat, configurable etc).


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