Great. Thank you Philip.
I'm trying to get all this version crap straight...but the fragmentation is killing me. For instance, on this page: http://dev.px4.io/tutorial-hello-sky.html it references pixhawk v1/2 and v3
make px4fmu-v2_default upload
make px4fmu-v4_default upload
...but the Pixhawk2 isn't a thing at this point. Maybe v1/2 refers to the original PX4 hardware and v3 refers to the Pixhawk (but then why in the world is the file called "-v4"...)?
Can anyone shed some light on the interactions between the firmware naming conventions and the hardware they're supposed to be built for? Given the amount of legacy naming confusion...maybe it's time to distance the hardware from the Pixhawk name to actually differentiate it? I mean...what's the firmware binary for the Pixhawk2 going to called, Pixhawk v5? Yeah...that's intuitive... :)
You really should be posting here as this Group is strictly for the Pixhawk2.
Congratulations on your efforts to keep the development happening. We will be releasing our first two aircraft this year and are very excited that there will be the opportunity to have the next stage of Pixhawk available.
Anything we can do to contribute, please let me know. I have send you a friend request.
Yesterday I saw a message from Chris/3DR ( in response to what apparently a 3DR support person mistakingly had communicated ) that they would release "a new" pixhawk soon... There have been quite some confusing and fuzzy messages so it doesn't make the short and middle term strategy on buying existing autopilots or waiting for something "soon to be released" easier. Is your inititative with Pixhawk 2 overlapping or in any way linked to what 3dr is doing on pixhawk (1) successor strategy?
Hi Philip, what is the status on manufacturing? Are you targeting exclusive manufacturers or multiple suppliers?
He posted earlier that PH2 will be manufactured in 3 (or possibly till 5) suppliers from multi countries.
It is very complex to set up manufacturing, and expensive. It is important that the manufacturer will be able to make a profit, or the motivation to produce is reduced.
I am talking to two manufacturers at the moment, one is in the process of ramping up production, and the other is still at the planning stage. so when they are up, it will give confidence to the market.
All Pixhawk 2 manufacturers will have strict QC requirements and testing, each cube will go through a 100% functional test, and sensor calibration at the factory. All PH2's sold will put funds to Devs.
Identifying the manufacturer of each cube will also be simple.