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Product Code: PIXHAWK


Here comes the next revision APM flight controller, because of new architecture used the name APM will be dropped but this will run the same codebase and use the same open source tools as the APM.

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.

You can now add the PPM Encoder with the Pixhawk!

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.

Pixhawk includes

  • Pixhawk autopilot
  • Buzzer
  • Safety switch button
  • I2C splitter module with 4-position connector cable
  • 3DR power module with XT60 connectors and 6-position connector cable
  • Extra 6-position cable to connect a 3DR GPS+Compass module
  • Micro USB cable
  • SD card and USB adapter
  • Mounting foam


  • 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



  • 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 16-bit gyroscope
  • ST Micro LSM303D 14-bit accelerometer / magnetometer
  • 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
  • Futaba S.BUS® compatible input and output
  • PPM sum signal
  • RSSI (PWM or voltage) input
  • I2
  • SPI
  • 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")
GPS sold separately, This model works perfectly with it

Check out this wiring diagram to show how to connect it all for a multicopter!

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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Great product and best price in Canada May 12, 2015
Reviewer: rares comsa from Newmarket, ON Canada  
Product is genuine 3DR, with original packging and all accessories.  Best price in Canada.

Overall great deal. Only whish local pickup would be available during regular business hours.

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Pixhawk complete kit February 3, 2015
Reviewer: David from QC Canada  
I installed this in a new home built 450size quad, I'm new to multicopters so I expected this to be a challenge.. The pixhawk and all the accessories worked correctly out of the box, no issues regarding the installation and the first flight was amazingly controlled and super stable with NO tuning. absolutely rock solid performance.

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Stay away from clones February 2, 2015
Reviewer: Jakob Schmidt from Vancouver, BC Canada  
I've been fighting for weeks trying to get a Pixhawk clone to work, constantly being told that it was due to user error by 'support' and finally gave up and bought a 3DR pixhawk instead.
Plug it in, flash the firmware and after an hour or so of fiddling, everything was working.
Also worked out $20 cheaper than getting it from 3DR, once shipping and exchange rates were taken into account, so a win-win.

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Pixhawk Controller October 27, 2014
Reviewer: Elton Hodges from Pembroke, ON Canada  
Very nicely built controller as opposed to all of my HK clones. Haven't had a chance to fly yet, but hope for great things based on all the other reviews.
Dany had very good shipping response and also answered a couple of questions with no delay. Will order from again, probably another Pixhawk if this one meets expectations.

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SERVICE August 28, 2014
Reviewer: Jean-Sebastien Briere from Parent, QC Canada  
Excellent produit avec excellentservice, vraiment rien à redire. Merci

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