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What is Pixhawk

Pixhawk is an independent open-hardware project that aims to provide the standard for readily-available, hiqh-quality and low-cost autopilot hardware designs for the academic, hobby and developer communities. Pixhawk supports multiple flight stacks: PX4 ® and ArduPilot ®.

Trusted and tested by users from around the world

Startups, researchers, enthusiasts, and academics love Pixhawk autopilots

We adopted Pixhawk since 2014. It’s the quickest and easiest way to get started and develop on top of PX4.

Agris Kipurs, CEO Airdog

The clear documentation, continuous development of the software, and the helpful community make the Pixhawk the best way to fly with PX4.

Armin Ambühl, CTO Wingtra

A decade of rich history and
a fast growing community

The Origin: the PIXHAWK student project (2008)

A decade ago, “Pixhawk” was a student project at ETH Zurich. Little did the team know that it would end up having such a large influence on the drone industry. During this time, the team created MAVLink, Pixhawk, PX4, and QGroundcontrol — which are today’s most used standards for flight control hardware and autopilot software in the drone industry. This was the beginning of a story of a very successful open source project outperforming individual corporate development.

Read the story from Lorenz Meier, the founder of Pixhawk and PX4

Flight controller products

Pixhawk 4 

Manufactured by Holybro, and based on FMUv5, the Pixhawk 4 is the latest update to the successful family of Pixhawk flight controllers.

Pixhawk 4 Mini (Coming Soon)

Manufactured by Holybro, and based on FMUv5, the Pixhawk 4 mini is a compact autopilot with abundant performance features.

https://docs.px4.io/en/flight_controller/pixhack_v5.html

Pixhack v5 (Coming Soon)

Manufactured by CUAV, and based on FMUv5, the Pixhack V5 has an abundance of interfaces needed by developers.

MindRacer

Manufactured by Airmind, and based on FMUv4, the MindRacer is incredibly lightweight and is stackable with an optional power distribution board and isolated IMU rack.

MindPx

Manufactured by Airmind, and based on FMUv4, the MindPx has built-in isolated IMU redundancy and 16 PWM output channels.

Pixhawk 3 Pro

Manufactured by Drotek, and based on FMUv4, the Pixhawk 3 Pro is intended for space constrained applications with sufficient I/O for most applications without expansion and can function as a modular multi-board flight controller.

mRo PixRacer R14

Manufactured by mRobotics, and based on FMUv4, the mRo PixRacer R14 is sized for FPV racing but has all the inputs necessary for a fully featured autopilot system and has built in WiFi for convenience.

Pixhack V3

Manufactured by CUAV, and based on FMUv3, the Pixhack V3 has a vibration dampened IMU with redundant sensors and is intended for commercial systems.

mRobotics-X2.1

Manufactured by mRobotics, and based on FMUv3, the mRobotics-X2.1 has nearly identical connectivity to the Pixhawk 1 and features a smaller footprint with updated sensors.

mRo Pixhawk

Manufactured by mRobotics, and based on FMUv3, the mRo Pixhawk  is a hardware compatible replacement for the Pixhawk 1.

Pixhawk 2 (The Cube)

Manufactured by ProfiCNC, and based on FMUv3, the Pixhawk 2 includes connections for a companion computer and has built-in IMU vibration isolation.

DroPix

Manufactured by Drotek, and based on FMUv2, the DroPix includes integrated Linux-like programming environment and an integrated backup system for in-flight recovery.

Pixfalcon

Manufactured by Holybro, and based on FMUv2, the Pixfalcon is derived from the Pixhawk 1 and is optimized for space-constrained applications.

HKPilot32

Manufactured by Hobbyking, and based on FMUv2, the HKPilot32 is software compatible with the Pixhawk 1 and physically similar but is not connector compatible.

Pixhawk supports many additional sensors and other devices via PX4 drivers

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