10 Best Flight Controllers For Hobbyists

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Flight controllers are regularly used by hobbyists and professionals on their RC helicopters, planes and drones. These controllers tend to stabilize flight by controlling the speed of the motors and can be used to great effect when controlling multi-copter drones. Since they are so many in the market, we put them to the test to find out which one is the best, so read and tell us what you think in the comment section.

10. Acro Naze 32 Flight Controller(23.99$)

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The controller has MPU6050 acc + gyro and is fitted with ARM Cortex M3 processor that runs on 3.3V at 72Mhz. The board itself can be supplied 5v and has all the necessary protective circuitry.

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9. Andoer CC3D(15.50$)

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An ideal controller for your quadcopter. The board has Futaba S-BUS hardware support and even Spektrum satellite receiver support for greater control. The device even has 4 Mbits EEPROM configuration storage.

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8. Hobby-Ace CC3D Revolution Flight Controller (55.99$)

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One of the most robust controllers on our list that can resist weather thanks to its mini case. The all in one stabilization controller runs on  OpenPilot firmware.

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7. Apex Acro Naze32(34.99$)

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This controller also has MPU6050 MEMS Accelerometer + Gyro and is a genuine Abusemark Rev6B flight controller as per the seller on Amazon.com. The easy to use flight controller makes flying drones a breeze.

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6. GoolRc Flight Controller(29.39$)

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GoolRC product has the additional features of a barometer and a compass giving you more information to adjust your flight path. The controller has a 32-bit processor and pre-installed LEDs to inform you of the status of flight.

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5. Crazepony EMAX skyline32(41.70$)

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EMAX controller follows an open source design and is compatible with a host of firmware including Naze32. The easy to program board has a lot of advantages, most notably its ability to work on both 5v and 3.3V external power.

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4. OpenPilot CC3D Flight Controller by MEna Li(21.25$)

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Mena Li board utilizes I2C communication to transfer data to various peripherals. The onboard microcontroller runs at 90MIPs and has a 128KB flash. 

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3. ARRIS® CC3D(11.98$)

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Weighing just under 6g, the controller can be connected to many drones from various manufacturers. The board has multiple inputs with male headers enabling you to attach ESC’s of your drone with relative ease. The board has two BEC outputs, 5V and 12V.

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2. Dshot Flight controllers (16.99$)

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What’s good about the distributor is that they provide a free case along with cables for their device. The very light controller is made on a particular PCB and weighs just 3.5g.

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1. Hobbypower KK2.15 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Controller(21.22$)

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One of the most if not they most popular flight controller in the market today as it has nearly 50 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com. The high powered controller has its LCD screen to give you desired information and is operated internally by an Atmel Mega644PA 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller with 64k of memory.

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