I am currently using a Pixhawk flight controller, but I am building a 250 mini quad and would like something smaller and cheaper. I am not going to do autonomous mission and don't need a GPS, but I would like to ability to add one later.
Are there other smaller arducopter flight controllers out there? What are their disadvantages?
I am use to the APM mission planner, but what about other types of flight controllers? Are they as easy to set up and use as the Pixhawk?
A larger number of mini-quad owners use the Naze32 board. Much better choice vs the KK2. The full board come with a barometer and magnetic compass built in. Most popular software is BaseFlight Configurator, a free Google Chrome app used to set up and configure board.
I replaced my KK2 board on my small quad with a Naze32 Funfly - much more stable and has Alt Hold and Simple Mode.
I use a APM 2.5.2 on my bigger quad.
Thanks for the input. I looked those up and watch a youtube video of the set up. I'll give that a try at some point. For now I am comfortable using the Mission planner, so I will probably stick with an Arducopter board.
I found called the HKPilot. It's a smaller cheaper board that interfaces with Mission Planner. It's from Hobby King.
Richard Boyhan, thanks for the info. However, suggesting a google search isn't much help. I come on this forum in the hopes that those with a lot more experience than me, will share there knowledge and experiences.