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Naza M vs. APM 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Allsopp Jul 28. 142 Replies

Had a chance to compare the Naza M to AMP 2 this weekend and wanted to share the experience.The comparison was done on two similarly sized custom built quads at ~24" span running the same props,…Continue

That sickening, helpless feeling.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Dec 25, 2012. 22 Replies

Everyone who has spent anytime in the RC hobby knows the feeling you get when your model fails to respond to your controls... it happened to me yesterday.It was a great day for flying and I decided…Continue

APM 2 Red LED (A) now takes 30-60 seconds to come on

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Apr 18, 2012. 3 Replies

Recently received my APM purple and been flying for about 2 weeks.  All has been great until recently.I am using 2.5.3 firmware. Yesterday the RED LED would not come on after a 10 min flight and a…Continue

 

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Graham Pollock replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"Could someone help me with THIS"
Jan 14
Don H. replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"I've been reading through these posts and wondering about something? What is everyone trying to tune? I recently upgraded my APM 2.5 by cutting the compass trace then adding the external compass/gps module. I then upgraded the FW to 3.1. I had…"
Jan 6
Sean Headrick replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
" I had the opportunity to set up a few copters for an outfit doing some aerial cinematography and they insisted on the Naza-M contrary to my recommendations they give the APM a try first. I don't know if I am doing something right but I…"
Jan 6
Alex O. replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"I am happy to see the comments like these. This is what APM and the hardworking/helpful team behind it deserves. "
Jan 6
Alex O. replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"Alex Viera, please no offense. It wasn't my intention to belittling you. This forum is one of the safest and we are always friendly to each other. I replied because I own both of the platforms and for the clarity, I also use them for some…"
Jan 6
Kevin B replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"Yes, it has been repeated many times and I think Rob stated it well a few posts above. For pretty much all intents and purposes, APM Arducopters (and Naza) rely on GPS performance, and that comes with it's inherant limitations. If we rely very…"
Jan 6
Alex Viera replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"AlexO - Please make no assumptions about me or my intentions. I went the APM route for commercial endeavors that the UAV features could match. My requirements go way beyond hovering and return home. I would like to think I could safely post…"
Jan 6
Butch Lucas replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"On the first day I ever saw a NAZA controlled bird fly, it had it's first flyaway. Yep, true story. Darn thing was hovering real nice and very stable looking when it just took off straight back. No warning at all just tilted back, went…"
Jan 6
Alex O. replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"Alex, I have NAZA as well and I know how good and simple it is to work with as long as your demands are not much. It is obvious that you are okay if your copter hovers and returns home safely. If this is all you want, just get a NAZA and forget…"
Jan 6
Alex Viera replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
" I have been a big supporter of APM, but when I look at the countless hours of tuning, Naza wins hands down. It is a much better experience out of the box."
Jan 6
Alex Viera replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"No, 2.5x The thing that kills me is that I've spent a LOT of time building/tuning. The Naza worked on my friend's copter with NO tuning, I was blown away. Before flying his copter, I was demoing the return home feature and my copter did…"
Jan 6
Crashpilot1000 replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"Well, dead reckoning with our strap on sensorset requires a positional correction at some point in time - otherwise the INS will accumulate big errors quickly. (Note: There are means, like Sculling Compensation etc, that can lengthen that…"
Dec 31, 2013
Alex O. replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"As of December 2013, if someone compares APM 2.5 to NAZA M and says NAZA performs a little better (even slightly better), I would say: a)They did not tune their copter well enough, or b)They aren't using the latest firmware with inertial…"
Dec 30, 2013

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Chris Anderson replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"Alex, are you flying ArduCopter 3.1 after an autotune? The performance should be the same as the NAZA. Please let me know if that's not the case -- we're seeing better loiter on APM than NASA and similar stability. "
Dec 29, 2013
Alex Viera replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"I've been a big supporter of APM, I've built 5 copters with them. I just had a chance to fly a NAZA copter and I was blown away in it's stability and loitering capabilities. "
Dec 28, 2013
Butch Lucas replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"This is a very old thread but for those that may stumble upon it, with the right equipment and good tuning (Auto Tune is now available) the APM can equal or exceed the NAZA all around."
Nov 22, 2013

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