ZnDiy-BRY APM 2.6 clone compared with the 3D Robotics original one
Today, 3 weeks (which is good!!) after having ordered an APM 2.6 clone from DealExtreme for 39 euros it finally arrived. This clone is manufactured by a company in China named ZnDiy-BRY and it came in a box (!!) including: the APM board in its case and 5 pairs of DuPont signal cables (9cm). So lets’s see the 39 euros ZnDiy-BRY APM 2.6 clone compared with the 3D Robotics original one (120 euros).
- By comparing them side by side there is a difference in their size but this is only bacause the pins are on the side and not on top like the ZnDiy-BRY’s.
- Without the case as we can see the two boards are identical except from the placement of the pins.
- After weighting the 2 boards with or without their cases I found that there weren’t any differences. So the board without the case weighs 17 grams and with it 32 grams.
- Someone can easily recognize the cheap plastics (from the case to the dupont clips) but I believe if you treat them gently they will be just fine.
So, I connected the APM 2.6 clone into my computer and I updated the firmware to 3.2, the lights work fluently and it the gyroscopes respond to my moves as expected. The only thing left is to fly with controller and see what happens.