Pi 2 and AHRS unit


#1

Please provide the following information:

Hardware:
[ X ] FlightBox Kit
[  ] FlightBox Assembled (FB1X)
[  ] Generic Stratux

FlightBox / Stratux version: v1.0r1
FlightBox / Stratux build: b827eb6effc4

Radio Configuration:
[ X ] Dual Band
[  ] Single Band - US / CA - 978 MHz UAT
[  ] Single Band - International - 1090-ES

GPS Configuration:
[  ] None - Using mobile device's GPS
[  ] Open Flight Solutions Remote GPS
[ X ] Internal GPS Module (VK-172)
[  ] Other:

USB Power Source:
[ X ] USB Battery: Anker Astro E7 2nd Gen 26800mAh
[  ] Cigarette Lighter Adapter: (Make / Model Here)

USB Cable:
[  ] 3' heavy gauge cable included with FlightBox
[  ] Other: (Make / Model / Description Here)

EFB Application name and version: WingX Latest iOS 10

Please include a detailed description of your issue or question:

I have one of the early pi 2 based builds and have ordered the AHRS unit. Would it be advantageous to replace the board with a pi 3?. Are there any other advantages to going with pi 3 other than built in wifi?

Thanks,
Graeme.


#2

There really is not a significant advantage to replacing the Pi 2 with a Pi 3. The AHRS board will work on either, and the Pi 2 has plenty of horsepower for this application. The only real advantage of the Pi 3 is the integrated Wifi - it frees up one USB port. The AHRS board will do that anyway as it replaces whatever GPS you have (probably the little VK-172) with the onboard GPS.