Here is something that might peak some intrest. I plan on selling my autopilot in the near future and would like to see if there is any intrest in my product.
The autopilot world is hard to attract the hoby level audience because of the steep price jump in higher performance systems. The cheaper approach is to buy the DIY kits and depend upon the opensource code to carry you along. My product is a happy medium between the two.
The foundation of the code that comes free with the purchase of the autopilot is capable of keeping the aircraft stable and holding airspeed and altitude. However, if you want to add more features you simply purchase the appropriate app for the job. For example I expect most people will want to purchase the cheap waypoint and track smoothing app. This may seem like overkill but it allows the user to purchase only the capability required to meet their mission thus keeping the price-point more flexible. Apps are listed below
SD memory card logging
Altitude terrain following
Current sensor and logging
Ateryx2.0 = $1,000
Apps = $800 - 100
Ateryx 2.0 has hundreds of hours of flight tested proof in robustness so you spend less time setting things up and more time flying. Purchase what you want and nothing more. Feel free to contact me if you are intrested.