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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Thank's to clarificate Gary, I misunderstand Philip when mention Pixhawk 1 comment (my bad english), I use a pixracer in a small build and looks as great option with small space, we can have modern sensors in a little cheap build :). 

Gary McCray said:

Hi Cala, 3DR has already sold out of Pixhawk 1 and is telling people to look for Pixhawk 2.

I do not believe that the original Pixhawk will be available anywhere, although there are plenty of Chinese clones and more robust controllers made by others that are compatible like VRBrain, Erle Brain 2, Navio and Pixracer.

This page references them, but original Pixhawk and original PX4 are no longer available and will not be.


The Pixhawk 2 is a non 3DR project by ArduPilot developers that should fill in more or less directly for Pixhawk.

Pixracer can be used up to hexacopters, but not larger and it is approaching full compatibility, it is a desireable platform because it is inexpensive and seems to be widely adopted.

If I am wrong or any of you know any thing different, please let us know here.

Cala said:

Pixhawk 1 is going to be continue selling?

Does anyone have any news on the release of Pixhawk t2 to the public?.

Between Typhoons, and other things... We have been delayed about a month...

Will the AUX out be 3.3v or 5v? Curious because 5v is easier to set up CHDK camera triger.

Noticed on http://www.proficnc.com/ it shows Pixhawk 2.1

All further info and answers will be on discuss.ardupilot.org (find the correct link on the Proficnc community page...)

Or the Pixhawk 2 Facebook page.

Hello, from where can I get the startup manual of Pixhawk 2 for user startup?


Garvit said:

Hello, from where can I get the startup manual of Pixhawk 2 for user startup?

Hi All, has anyone ordered anything through the Pixhawk Store;


We ordered a power module in early January and can't contact them. There are no contact numbers or email address on the website. We tried the contact form, but no response. 

Does anyone have contact details or knows them?

What is the Edison cheap is for? is it a must?

Hey People,

What are the flight limitations of the pixhawk 2 with default computer on-board? Like attiude, rates, accelerations, resolution , speeds and pressure range?


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