I'm used to getting Pixhawks from the 3DR store and resellers - and it comes in the nice grey box. And it's the first time I've seen it packaged in the 3DR branded "white" Pixhawk box. The white Pixhawk was purchased somewhere in China. Is this an older (or newer) batch? Or is it a "knockoff"?

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 23, 2015 at 4:20am

I think that's the older box?

Comment by Hans Miller on May 23, 2015 at 4:32am

Yup. It is. 

Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on May 23, 2015 at 9:00am
Got mine in a white box when it came out.
Comment by Teejay on May 24, 2015 at 2:05am

With all the other iterations of Pixhawk in the market - one cannot avoid being too cautious. Especially with direct-copy "knockoffs" (Where they copy EVERYTHING). Thanks for the feedback. :)

Comment by OG on May 24, 2015 at 3:36am

no such thing as copy or knock off it is open source only have restrictions om the name pix hawk 

look at this updated MINI PX4 

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/px4-pixhawk-lite-v2-4-5-32bits-open-sour...

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/pixraptor-flight-controller-with-neo-m8n...

or optical folw

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/px4flow-v1-3-1-optical-flow-smart-camera...


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on May 24, 2015 at 5:29am

And two of the three links you posted does exactly that. Break trademark by using the Pixhawk and PX4Flow brand names.

I am very pro open source and hardware, but sadly for some (most?) that means take what you want and never give back anything. Considering all the hard work you get for free, they could at least change the silkscreen and give the 'clone' a new name so that they at least follow the open-hardware license.

Comment by OG on May 24, 2015 at 12:06pm

I agree but this is not 3DR stuff in the first place please visit px4 web sight! Althou PIXHAWK is the 3DR bran! big risk producing open sorce hard wear I remember when summer roles around and APM all sold out until september  ? support issue ? Quality control issues? not a easy road , when building strong brand. any way some new PX4 hardwear variations to look at!

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 24, 2015 at 12:29pm

Agree John.  I like to seem some hardwear variations instead of pure copies.  And I don't mind if they say "Pixhawk compatible" in the description.  But it's wrong to use the name as it's copyrighted.

My new Goblin 380 has an AUAV-X2 on it, no way a Pixhawk would fit, that's why it's nice to have options.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 24, 2015 at 12:29pm

Oh, and Nick appears to support his customers.  You can actually talk to him.

Comment by Teejay on May 24, 2015 at 9:58pm

@OG - What I meant was that. There may be vendors that manufacture and sell non-3DR Pixhawks (or APM's) and pack them in 3DR packaging and branding. And market them as official 3DR. I'm talking about the branding and packaging and not the Pixhawk itself as a "knockoff" since Pixhawk is available under the open hardware license.

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