How to tell the Naze32 Acro Apart from the Full version
The Naze32 comes with 2 variations. The boards come in many different colors and the color is not an indication of whether the board is an acro or a full. The only way to tell is by looking to see if the components on the board are populated or not.
What the acro has:
- 2000 degrees/second 3-axis MEMS gyro + accelerometer (MPU6050)
- Ability to control up to 8 servos
- 2 UART ports for serial connections
- 2 soft serial ports available for software serial connection (ppm mode only)
- Voltage sensing (with voltage readout to OSD if so equipped)
- Buzzer output with Low voltage alarm
- 3 flight modes
- Horizon (an auto level, gyro hybrid and our favorite mode)
- gyro rate)
- Quad/Hexa/Tri/Bi/Y4/Y6/Octo/Fixed wing/Camera Gimbal. (Default is Quad-X)
- Up to 8 ch RC input – supports standard receivers (PWM), PPM Sum receiver (FrSky, etc), or Spektrum Satellite receiver.
- Built in FrSky telemetry inverter (shared w/main port)
- Battery voltage monitoring
- Modern STM32 32-bit processor running at 3.3V/72MHz (STM32F103CB).
- Onboard MicroUSB for setup and configuration
- LEDs so bright, they will blind you
- MultiWii-based configuration software for easy setup
- rev5 hardware
- Made in JAPAN
Flies amazing. Great for acrobatic sport fliers on a budget.
What the full version has:
In addition to all of the sensors and features of the Acro version, the Full has additional sensors that make it more capable. These sensors include:
- A Barometer (altitude/Pressure sensor) (MS5611)
- A 3-axis magnetometer (HMC5883L) (compass)
- 16Mbit onboard SPI flash memory (EEPROM)
- There are also some capacitors that are included on the full board that aren’t populated on the Acro version.
What you get with a full version Naze32 that you don’t get with an Acro.
- Altitude hold
- Altitude indication in OSD if installed
- Mag hold
- OSD heading indication functionality
- GPS functionality (return to home, GPS hold) when a GPS is added
- OSD GPS coordinates, speed indication and navigational directional arrow
- Black box functionality with cleanflight (still in development)
- Ability for Headfree mode ( a mode that lets you fly line of sight without worrying about your orientation)
The acro can still work with GPS, but you must use a magnetometer equipped GPS which is considerably more expensive than the cost of upgrading from an acro to a full.
In a pinch, it is possible to upgrade an Acro to a full version if you are an expert at electronics repair as shown on this page. However, the cost of the components is more than the cost of the upgrade.
I hope this helps you make an educated decision!