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Before you purchasing the best quadcopter flight controller, I suggest you making the flight controller comparison, then choose one which is best for you. The face of many flight controllers on the market, how to choose the best one for your own quadcopter, everyone has to cope with it.
What quadcopter flight controller boards are popular?
A lots of quadcopter flight controllers have come out on the market, however, when we are faced with an overwhelming variety of flight controllers, our response seems to be to doubt that which one is the best?
Before making the light controller board comparison, the popular quadcopter flight controllers should be listed first: QWinOut APM, RMRC, KISS, RJX SP, Crazepony F3, CC3D, NAZE32, Hobbypower MWC MultiWii SE, Readytosky, DJI Naza-M Lite, Vector, 3DR Pixhawk, QwinOut, Openpilot, HobbyEagle etc. All of them are always mentioned by pilots, so we will make comparison for these flight controller boards.
Why we have to make the flight controller board comparison?
Before answer this question we should tell you that each quadcopter flight controller is good at only one flying style and there are three different type of flying style: Cinema Flying, Sport Flying and Autonomous Flying, this is one of reasons to make the flight controller board comparison.
Most flight controllers are come from different factory and have different functions or parameters, all of these factories always tell the consumer about the advantages of they products and variety of price ranges, disrupts your choice. But it is doubtful whether this is true? This is another reason.
Flight controller comparison tables
On the basis of contrast of flying style, price and specs from the popular quadcopter flight controllers, you will have discovered some important differences that help you to choose items not only today but into the future as well.
#1 Compare the specs of flight controller board
|Flight controller||Features||Copter type|
|RMRC|| ||Tri |
|KISS 32bit|| ||Tri |
|Crazepony F3|| ||aircraft |
|QWinOut APM 2.8|| ||auto-level|
|YoCoo CC3D|| ||auto-level |
including TriCopters QuadCopters
|Acro Naze32 Rev 6|| ||Quad |
|DJI Naza-M||• Advanced Attitude Stabilize Algorithm |
• Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
• Motor Arm and Motor Dis-arm
• Built-in Gimbal Stabilization Function
• Multiple Flight Control Mode/Intelligent Switching
• Support Futaba S-Bus and PPM Receiver
• Remote Adjustment
|Quad-rotor I4 |
|MultiWii SE||• Can utilize a servo’s output to trigger a camera button |
• FTDI/UART TTL socket for debug, upload firmware or LCD display
• I2C socket for extend sensor
• Separate 3.3V and 5V LDO voltage regulator
• ATMega 328P Microcontroller
• MPU6050 6 axis gyro
• HMC5883L 3-axis digital magnetometer
• BMP085 digital pressure sensor
GPS Return to home position
|Pixhawk PX4|| ||Allows existing APM and PX4 operators to seamlessly transition to this system |
#2 Compare the specific style and price of flight controller board
Cinema flying requires a flight controller which had a smooth flight for shooting a the smoothest video as much as possible.
Autonomous flying requires a open source firmware flight controller, then you can improve features to fly your quadcopters without having any of the controls.
Sport flying requires a flight controller which is satisfied the requiring speed when pilots is racing. It also shouldn’t cost a lot of money, since it’s possible that it could break from crashing often.
|Flight controller||Flying style||About Price||Deal buy|
|RMRC||Sport Flying||$49.99||Click here|
|KISS 32bit||Sport Flying||$39.99||Click here|
|Crazepony F3||Sport Flying||$26.99||Click here|
|QWinOut APM 2.8||Cinema Flying||$42.99||Click here|
|CC3D||Sport Flying||$25.55||Click here|
|Acro Naze32 Rev 6||Sport Flying||$34.99||Click here|
|DJI Naza-M Lite||Cinema Flying||$159||Click here|
|MultiWii SE V2.0||Autonomous flying||$58.87||Click here|
|Pixhawk||Autonomous flying||$95.80||Click here|
Before purchasing a flight controller board, you must know what you’re looking for, If you don’t know what you want, it will be difficult to choose it.
Based on the quacopter flight controller board comparison, which one would you like to choose?
# Multicopter flight controller comparison by sensors
As we know, A flight controller is a circuit board that collect pilot’s commands and sensors makes adjustment to keep your multicopter fly the right direction and hover in the air.
Multicopter FC sensors comparison chart as below, field available then write “Y” or “Opt” (optional) otherwise “N”.( Gyro = Gyroscopes, Acc = Accelerometer, DSL= Dynamic System Language, Temp = Temperature )
|Naza-M Lite||3-axis gyroscope||Y||Y||Y||Y||N||Y|
# Multicopter flight controller comparison by Flight modes
Multicopter FC Flight modes comparison chart as below, field available then write “Y” otherwise “N”. ( HH = Heading Hold , ACC = Accelerometer ,AH = AutoHover , PH = Position Hold,FP = Fly By Click )
|FC||HH||ACC||AH||Height Hold||GPS PH||GPS FP|
# Multicopter flight controller comparison by price
Price is one of considering factors when we choosing a flight controller, Do keep in mind that price may not always be the best indicator of quality, but it usually is. And That suit is best that best suits you.
|Project||Source code||Price||Deal buy|
|Openpilot CC3D||Y||$16.88||Click here|
|Acro Naze32||part||$10.98||Click here|
|Naza-M Lite||NO||$120||Click here|
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