So a little background information first. I just switched from librepilot had a revolution board, I work for months trying to get GPS working on that flight controller, was unable despite all the help from the developers on the forums and such. So, I decided to switch to a pixhawk after reading all the amazing reviews about it.
Finally got everything setup on my quad. Here is what its got.( I will be stretching my arms, Right now it is a 550 size quad I am going to go somewhere 700-800.
Hobbyking X650F frame
HK PilotPower VI PDB
mulistar 2216 920KV Rewound to ~460kv running on 6s
(I get a little over 1100 Grams of thrust per motor)
12x4.3 CF props
FrSky x6s RX (S.bus)
Turnigy HS1177 FPV Camera
915MHZ Telemetry Radio (bluetooth connectivity on ground side for portable device)
2 Axis Brushless gimbal(Pitch Control through RX)
Kodak PixPro SP1 on the gimbal.
AUW w/ Battery is around 2200gramsxxxxxxxxxxx
I didnt do any GPS modes or tuning modes with it this evening. Just armed and got it up in the air and flew it around for a few minutes. Will be doing autotune tomorrow and then trying GPS modes. I have really high hopes about things working like they should with this flight controller.
I will say as of now I am really impressed with the functionality and everything that this FC supports. The fact that the WIKI is complete and detailed is amazing! The fact parameters are explained in the GCS is even more amazing! Setup was a breeze. The only thing I got really mixed up with was the way the motors are number with APM. With Librepilot if you start at the NW motor and move clockwise they are numbered 1-2-3-4. With APM it is 3-1-4-2. I assumed that APM would be the same as LP. Well im sure you can understand my surprise when I throttled up and *FLIP*. Took my about 15 minutes until it finally hit me.
The best advice I can give someone when coming from a different flight controller, is to use the wiki from the beginning and follow it. The WIKI is amazing and answers almost every question I had. I will be donating to this project after the holidays! Such an amazing piece of software to have to free!
I will report back tomorrow after autotune and I finally try GPS modes!