Great forum very useful information and some dedicated guys on here.
I have a question, I have two hexacopters, both DJI F550 frames with stock motors and ESCs.
Initially I was impressed with the out of the box performance of the NAZA controller and found it to be a great starter platform to learn to fly but as with everything it was not enough for me and I decided to go Arducopter to experience the added benefits such as programability and waypoints. Rather than massacre the first copter I decided to build a new one.
Two fully functional copters has allowed me to do some comparison the most significant difference is battery life right now with a 3S 5500mAh battery I get 4 minutes flight time from the Ardu based copter and an astonishing 13 minutes from the NAZA based craft.
I'm using telemetry to monitor performance and determine when to come in to land. At the end of the short flight the motors are quite hot. Batteries are drained when connected to the charger. Current draw is always 90A see plots!
Did anyone else experience this? With such short flight times I am going to have to think about taking on a DJI Wookong M ... but having spent so much time with the Ardu I'm giving it one last chance! I know that the platform has so much more to offer!