Made in China!
Don't know what to say.
Ardupilot mega IMU: 520 rmb = 80 USD
Ardupilot mega 240.00 rmb = 36 USD
I found Ardupilot Mega + IMU board on (taobao)
I have no idea about quality, sensor or anything else.
Matthias, that's a great idea. I would suggest waiting until AC2 comes out of beta before translating (the manual is changing a lot right now). APM 2 is already out of beta, so that's a safer place to start.
The best place to do the translations would be on the same Google Code wiki. I can give you write acces if you'd like.
I was definitely thinking APM 2 as I don't do quads yet, If you give me the right I can start today.
However should we duplicate all the pages with suffix _LG for instance or is there a feature in google code to do this in a more scalable way ?
I'd be interested in seeing how this board performs. Chinese replicas often include sub-standard components (chips), including chips are are rebranded (white lettering on them) as authentic but are sometimes not even functional.
And, as Chris says, they're not licensed to use the Ardupilot name... (though I doubt you'll win a trademark case in China).
One large benefit is that the 'operational freedom' of UAS in China is much easier to deal with, no FAA to shut you down. In fact if you are caught with a self-made drone there you are more likely to get drafted into the military building these than get a fine or get arrested....
That's the way it goes...The MK was cloned long ago - illegally of course since it isn't open source. Sold for a third of the regular price and then imported to the US. This surely harmed the margin as it will do in the case of DIYDrones.I'm pretty sure the cloners had the files for months and just pushed the button when the AC2 code went public...
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