You can get these boards relatively cheap from several sources
The software is open source
It seems to me a good platform for experimentation as you get a processor, logging, a gyro/accelerometer, ground station software, RC interfacing, documentation, software and so much more.
Just sharing this. If anyone has any thoughts or possibly even experiences to share, go ahead. They come in even cheaper versions, but I guess even this price should enable most people wanting to use it.
I expect the first addition that would be useful for AWE purposes would be interfacing a load cell sensor to measure tether tension, such as HX711 based stuff…