Topic: Emphasize the importance of authentic GPS modules
Proposal type: Hardware [X ] , Software [ ] , Other [ ] : _________________
I’m a total newbie. I somehow finished my autonomous boat with the communities help. As someone who is an outsider to the RC community, I believe the ardupilot applications will grow.
On the wiki pages of mandatory hardware part, you should add a warning like this:
warning: We highly discourage the unbranded gps/compass modules’ use in ArduPilot projects. As they usually have fake ublox modules which lack important components such as flashable memory and noise filters etc and chances of having a good gps signal is therefore highly hindered.
Gps and compass are vital parts of the system and the clones don’t perform as intended.
Planned amount $$ (USD): 0
Estimated time for completion:
this is just a humble request. if i really knew how bad those units were i would buy the good ones.