I'm looking to get back into ardupilot and I'm a little overwhelmed at the flight controller options. My last board was the original ArduPilot Mega from 10 years ago. I'm wondering if there is a reasonably priced, popular/standard flight controller out there that is reasonably futureproof. I would say something similar to what the Ender 3 is to the 3D printing world. 

My short-term goal is a single-rotor heli with GPS hold - I notice many FCs are primarily designed for quadcopters.

So far I'm considering:

  • Pixhawk (2.4.8, clone?)
  • DJI Naza M-Lite
  • Mini Pix (Radiolink brand?)
  • Holybro Kakute H7
    • Possibly other quad style boards with H743? I see Diatone Mamba, and Matek seems popular

From what I can tell, the processor is going to play a big role in the future so I'm considering the H743 boards for quads and adapting them for my helicopter.

 

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  • Pixhawk 2.4.8 is outmoded and won't work with the latest firmware (likewise with the Mini Pix). Naza obsolete. Try a Pixhawk 4 instead or anything else from Holybro or MRo
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