Pixhawk 2 is a small cube, with a 38.5mm square footprint.

All connection to the cube is via a DF17 connector coming out the bottom of the cube.

This modularity allows for multiple form factors to suit multiple platforms.

For the stand alone market, it will be coming out in two form factors to start with, a "Full" configuration, and a "mini" configuration. The full will have connectors for everything, the kitchen sink.... While the mini is restricted to the bare essentials.

For RTF's or kit aircraft, I am working on a series of plug and fly systems, that allow you to remove most of your wiring from your aircraft, and take advantage of the easy to use modular structure.

The cube also has a massive quality advantage. Given that every single pin is available on the DF17 connection on the base, it allows complete factory full motion testing and calibration of each cube.

Pixhawk 2 is continuing to grow. When we release the Pixhawk 2 stand alone, it will be using the latest sensors available on the market, in a form factor that allows the ultimate in flexibility.

Please note. Pixhawk 2 Stand alone is NOT a 3DR product. It is a community driven product, designed by the community for the community.

A key requirement for my partner companies who will be making this will be active support of the community.

Looking forward to announcing more info soon!

Philip Rowse
Lead Systems Engineer

Lead EE on Pixhawk 2 PX4 and Ardupilot Dev team member
(formally 3DR sponsored)

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This design looks really great. Have you considered if the carrier board case could have mounting hole tabs added?  I really hate double side tape holding things together on my aircraft. If the "cube" really has internal vibration protection built-in,the ability to use screws in rubber grommets to mount the FC would be a great time saver.  If size is an issue for some , mounting tabs' could be removed easily.  I have lots of servo grommets , and I would love to see this mounted as any servo would. Makes removal for maintenance and repair a lot easier.

Keep up the good work


Thanks Philip,

"temperature stabilised and Vibration isolated IMU"  is just what i wanted from my next FC :)

Good job, count me in!

> All PH2's sold will put funds to Devs

great and lock out who is going to bypass it ;)

Hi Phillip,

How about Raspberry Pi?

Yes, raspberry Pi makes a nice co computer as well, the 3 just came out as well!

Phillip, this is coming along at a cracking pace. Well done !

Looking forward to getting them airborne :)

Something to get excited about.

Philip, will Pixhawk 2 be ITAR free? Have you any study about keeping FC free to export? I heard some countries (not blacklisted ones) had some issues with purchasing Pixhawk from USA.
That was a Department of Commerce issue, not ITAR. Phantom, Solo, and all similar drones have basically the same components in them. Those days of trying to control this are gone.

oh man cant wait! was going to buy a Pixhawk to build a new quad for the summer but now I will wait. 

No HDMI input? 

for what? you want to play movies lol

This is an autopilot, its job is to keep the Aircraft in the air at the position it was intended to be....

For Video transmission, there will be news soon on a community driven Digital video system with those capabilities.

For object tracking and avoidance, there will also be some big things happening there as well.



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