Come here to discuss the new Pixhawk2.1 By ProfiCNC

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The Pixhawk2.1 is the new and improved version of this great flight controller and autopilot. It has all the features of its predecessor with added sensor redundancy , more expansion options, better cold weather resistance, modular design, RTK GPS support and optional support for Intel Edison companion computer.

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2 GPS Setup

Started by iSkyMaster. Last reply by iSkyMaster Jun 22. 2 Replies

I am little confused about two GPS setup. 1. My main GPS is a "Here GNSS" with 8 pin connector which will go into GPS-1 Port.2. Now the 2nd GPS port on Pixhawk 2 is 7 PIN connector!Do I need a…Continue

Pretty big crash today. error radio-2. Large quad 40" rotors

Started by Jon Turner. Last reply by Jon Turner Feb 23, 2018. 2 Replies

Hello All,    Had a pretty rough go of it today. We were flying at 8-10 feet today, doing a little tuning in stabilize mode. Craft was looking more stable than it ever has. Entered forward flight,…Continue

Moving from Mikrokopter to Pixhawk 2.1

Started by Norimbo. Last reply by Paul Tegler Feb 22, 2018. 1 Reply

Hi I am starting to build new octocopter based on Pixhawk 2.1. I have few years of experience in building and flying custom Mikrokopter copters. All advices are welcome ! What are the biggest…Continue

Tags: 2.1, pixhawk, mikrokopter

Discuss choice and application of GPS's to use with the new PH2.1

Started by Simon L.. Last reply by Simon L. Feb 12, 2018. 8 Replies

Ken McNamara sent a message inquiring about what GPS to use with your new Pixhawk 2.1: I believe this is a great subject for a new discussion. Right now, I believe there is only the "HERE" GPS that…Continue

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Comment by Paul Tegler on May 8, 2017 at 4:11pm

the 'edison-less' base does NOT have the ports on the side (as mine edison)

Comment by Paul Tegler on May 8, 2017 at 4:10pm

simon.... As I also have a FlytPOD here, I'm running ROS, OpenCV and FlytOS, basically duplicating the POD's capabilities but instead of WIFI based, will use the 915 tlelem and Ardupilot and related GCS.

right now , plans are mostly collision avoidance and optical tracking (gimbal control)

talk about convoluted.... using an Arduino Uno to read/control x6 sonic sonars (4 sides one top one bottom) the Arduino feeds the Odroid, which feeds the Pix2.  The Odroid can handle the cam directly. Using openCV for the tracking.  Next is playing with SLAM (Spatial Localization and Mapping)

Comment by Simon L. on May 8, 2017 at 1:27pm

I think they sent me the Edison version by mistake.. does the standard carrier board have the internal edison port and 2 usb ports on the side anyway?

Comment by Simon L. on May 8, 2017 at 1:18pm

Nice, Paul, what do you use the Odroid Xu4 for?

Comment by Paul Tegler on May 8, 2017 at 12:45pm

...been playing with mine (on the bench) for about 1.5 weeks.... working out the differences in MP to configure the 2 like my previous 1's...figuring out the ports. Got LEDDAR working (gps2 port is SERIAL4) Frsky (via converter ckt) to Telem1, (serial1) MINOSD and 915 telem on Telem2 (SERIAL2) ... now need to get the Odroid Xu4 hooked up and talking.  HERE GPS seems pretty decent...indoors next to all the computers and electronics i'm still getting 14 satellites.

Comment by Simon L. on May 8, 2017 at 12:35pm

Just got the package in the mail this afternoon.. I made sure everything was intact and in place.. I will provide unboxing pictures and comments next week as I am in Exam week right now and have to prioritize my education... sigh   Its sexy.. that I can tell you!

Comment by Simon L. on May 1, 2017 at 5:04pm

Hello DIYdrones community, I have just ordered the new Pixhawk2 and looking forward to trying this new modern marvel. I don't have much experience with the original PH, having bought a ripoff version of poor quality and could never get it to work correctly. This time I didn't cheap out and got the 'real deal' so I'm hoping for a successful experience. I created this group to share my experience with you guys and hopefully benefit from your insights as I tryout the new version of this reputable autopilot. So come in and share your experiences! 


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