Pixhawk CUAV 2.4.5 Autopilot complete with Telemetry
Brand: CUAV
Product Code: 302

Product description:

• Pixhawk is an advanced autopilot system designed by the PX4 open-hardware project and manufactured by 3D Robotics. It features advanced processor and sensor technology from ST Microelectronics® and a NuttX real-time operating system, delivering incredible performance, flexibility, and reliability for controlling any autonomous vehicle.

• The benefits of the Pixhawk system include integrated multithreading, a Unix/Linux-like programming environment, completely new autopilot functions such as Lua scripting of missions and flight behavior, and a custom PX4 driver layer ensuring tight timing across all processes. These advanced capabilities ensure that there are no limitations to your autonomous vehicle. Pixhawk allows existing APM and PX4 operators to seamlessly transition to this system and lowers the barriers to entry for new users to participate in the exciting world of autonomous vehicles.

• The flagship Pixhawk module will be accompanied by new peripheral options, including a digital airspeed sensor, support for an external multi-color LED indicator and an external magnetometer. All peripherals are automatically detected and configured.

• The box already design has open cell foam on the bottom cap.

• Button battery installed.


• If using 3DR original design, the production will have a higher failure rate. We especially for its own production machinery and technology do not change any IC based on the original design optimized to improve product yield.

• Use HRS high quality connecter, no Molex PicoBlade Pitch 1.25 connector.

• The serial port (GPS & Telm) on Ardupilot is 5 pin layout but it's 6 pin on Pixhawk. If you purchase the telemetry, GPS or any serial port devices with APM layout, you can change the connecter to 6 by yourself. (There are two spare 6 cable included, you may use the connector from those cables).

• Pixhawk is a PPM-input autopilot, which means that it gets RC input from a single cable to the receiver, either via the PPM port, the Futaba S.BUS port, or the special satellite receiver port for Spektrum gear. Most modern RC receivers (and all those sold by 3D Robotics) allow for PPM output, but some, such as non-S.BUS Futaba receivers, do not. If your receiver does not support PPM output, please add a PPM encoder board option to your order below.

• Please note the plug pin define of Power Module for APM is different with for Pixhawk. The pin define of Pixhawk is (1-VCC, 2-VCC, 3-CURRENT, 4-VOLTAGE, 5-GND, 6-GND). The APM is switch pin 3 and 4. If you direct use APM power module on Pixhawk, you can't get current voltage and current data.

• This product is based on open source project. We carry this product is for customer's convenience to purchase. We will always assume you are capable of handling this kind of open source project by yourself as we can't provide comprehensive technical support as you may expect. And we don't recommend this product if you don't have confidence to use it. Please refer to the official website and related forums for the open source project if you have any questions.

Pixhawk includes:

• Pixhawk autopilot main board and box.
• Buzzer x 1
• Safety switch button x 1
• 4G TF card


• Advanced 32 bit ARM Cortex® M4 Processor running NuttX RTOS
• 14 PWM/servo outputs (8 with failsafe and manual override, 6 auxiliary, high-power compatible)
• Abundant connectivity options for additional peripherals (UART, I2C, CAN)
• Integrated backup system for in-flight recovery and manual override with dedicated processor and stand-alone power supply
• Backup system integrates mixing, providing consistent autopilot and manual override mixing modes
• Redundant power supply inputs and automatic failover
• External safety button for easy motor activation
• Multicolor LED indicator
• High-power, multi-tone piezo audio indicator
• microSD card for long-time high-rate logging

• Micro USB cable
• Power module with XT60 connectors and 6-position connector cable (Please note the plug pin define of Power Module for APM is different with for Pixhawk)
• uBlox GPS with Compass (required for autonomous flight)
• Wireless data link with one-mile range for two-way control, telemetry and datalogging via free mobile apps or PC/Mac/Linux ground station
• PPM Encoder board for RC receivers that do not provide PPM output.


• 32-bit STM32F427 Cortex M4 core with FPU
• 168 MHz/256 KB RAM/2 MB Flash
• 32 bit STM32F103 failsafe co-processor
• ST Micro L3GD20 3-axis 16-bit gyroscope
• ST Micro LSM303D 3-axis 14-bit accelerometer / magnetometer
• Invensense MPU 6000 3-axis accelerometer/gyroscope
• MEAS MS5611 barometer

• 5x UART (serial ports), one high-power capable, 2x with HW flow control
• 2x CAN
• Spektrum DSM / DSM2 / DSM-X® Satellite compatible input up to DX8 (DX9 and above not supported)
• Futaba S.BUS® compatible input and output
• PPM sum signal • RSSI (PWM or voltage) input
• I2C®
• 3.3 and 6.6V ADC inputs
• External microUSB port

Power System:
• Ideal diode controller with automatic failover
• Servo rail high-power (7 V) and high-current ready
• All peripheral outputs over-current protected, all inputs ESD protected

Weight and Dimensions:
• Weight: 38g (1.31oz)
• Width: 50mm (1.96")
• Thickness: 15.5mm (.613")
• Length: 81.5mm (3.21") Two common connectors (DF13 vs JST1.25) for the open source flig Relate info: 


Ublox LEA-6H GPS & MAG Module w/ Case for Pixhawk Description

• This is the best performance GPS module with HMC5883L compass. It can be mounted away from sources of interference. It features active circuitry for the ceramic patch antenna, rechargeable backup battery for warm starts, and I2C EEPROM for configuration storage.
• The GPS pre-configured for use with Pixhawk and include cable for Pixhawk.
• Connect type: DF13 (Two common connectors (DF13 vs JST1.25) for the open source flig)
• Note: To connect APM, you will need to modify the existing connector cable to use a five-position connector instead of the existing six-position connector.

• u-blox LEA-6H GPS module
• 5Hz update rate
• 32k I2C EEPROM for save configuration
• Build in 25 x 25 x 4mm ceramic patch antenna
• LNA and SAW chip
• 3.3V LDO low noise regulator
• UART (TTL) port with EMI protection
• 3V lithium Rechargeable battery
• Power and fix indicator LEDs
• Reverse polarity protection for input power Default parameter
• UBX protocol • Baud rate : 38400
• Nav rate : 4Hz
• TIMEPULSE (fix LED) rate : 1Hz Other
• Weight:35g (include cable)
• Connecter type: DF13 (Two common connectors (DF13 vs JST1.25) for the open source flig)

Package content
• Ublox LEA-6H GPS & MAG Module w/ Case x 1
• GPS mounting set x 1


Q: I cannot get the quad to loiter. Stabilise and Alt hold work as expected but modes using the GPS (RTL and Loiter) do not. When I switch to loiter or RTL the quad rushes off somewhere rather than remaining in place. Different direction and speed each time. 

A: Please check your compass direction setting in MissionPlanner. If the GPS module is mounted in arrow forward, the compass setting you need choose "ROTATION_ROLL_180" in MissionPlanner. (see pic). More detail about compass setting, please check "Using an External Compass" (http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-external-magnetometer-for-improved-performance/)

Ardupilot Radio Telemetry Kit 915Mhz for APM, Pixhawk (New)


• This is new Telemetry Kit, no longer distinguish between the ground or air using. Two modules are exactly the same, both with USB and 6pin TTL ports.
• Product come with 4p cable for APM and 5p cable for Pixwark.
• Product come with one OTG adapter cable for Android system. (Please make sure your device support OTG interface.) Includes:
• Radio modules with antennas x 2
• Micro-USB cable x 1
• Android OTG adapter cable x 1
• 5P-6P connector cable for APM x 1
• 6P-6P connector cable for Pixhawk x 1

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