Want to do mission planning or setup with Tower on Android or MAVPilot on iOS without the hassle of janky cables? What you need is a direct Wifi connection to your drone. The new Pixhawk/APM-compatible Wifi radio from HobbyKing is perfect for this, and just $19.97.  I almost exclusively use mobile apps and wifi now -- 400m range is fine for setup, planning and telemetry. Leave that laptop and those cables at home!

Tired of having to program your APM / Pixhawk system by wire? The APM / Pixhawk Wireless Wifi Radio Module is the perfect solution! This simple yet effective module replaces the 3DR data transmission module and frees you from the limitation of a USB cable. The system is suitable for all flight controllers with TTL interface.

The Wifi Radio module is supplied with both Pixhawk and APM compatible wire harnesses for quick and easy setup. 

• Wireless functionality for Pixhawk and APM
• Compact and lightweight system supplied with Pixhawk and APM wire harnesses
• Replaces the 3DR data transmission system module
• Supplied with Pixhawk and APM wire harnesses

Transmission Rate: 11n:MAX150Mbps;11g:MAX54Mbps;11b;MAX11Mbps
Channels: 1~14
Frequency Range: 2.4 ~ 2.4835 Ghz
Transmitting Power: 14 ~ 18 DBM
Interface: Serial port, GPIO
Transmitting Range: 300 ~ 800 meter
Working Temperature: -20 ~ +70 degrees
Storage Temperature: -40 ~ +80 degrees
Bandwidth: 20MHz/40MHz/Auto Optional

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Comment by Ronald Pandolfi on March 24, 2016 at 8:04pm

This is getting so common that we often run into people on the same with these device. All are on the same default password. Is there a way to change the password?

Comment by festlv on June 6, 2016 at 7:34am

I've done a bit of prototyping with ESPs for Mavlink transmissions. I've found that UDP works best (reliable up to 921600 serial baud rate). In case anyone's interested, here is the source code of the firmware: https://github.com/festlv/mavbridge
A friend of mine also made a small batch of these modules- they are available on tindie: https://www.tindie.com/products/festlv/mavbridge/

Comment by Ronald Pandolfi on June 6, 2016 at 7:53am

Is a version available with SMA connector for link to external antenna on tracker?

Comment by festlv on June 7, 2016 at 1:15am

Sorry, no. I've mostly done the development and actual usage indoors (e.g. it's designed as replacement for bluetooth, not 443/915 MHz telemetry links).

There are ESP modules that are pin-compatible with ESP12, so if there's enough interest, probably the next batch will include such an option.

Comment by Stefano on July 9, 2016 at 10:20am
I just bought a module.
How I can change the IP parameters?
Comment by Michael on July 9, 2016 at 12:47pm

@Stefano, unfortunately it is not possible to change IP parameters.

Comment by Artem on July 9, 2016 at 1:38pm

google mavESP, works great and you can change  wifi channel, access point name and password. 

Comment by Marc Dornan on July 9, 2016 at 2:22pm

@Artmem I googled mavESP. I could not find a hit. Can you post a link.I am looking to use some eBay ESP12 modules with AUAV X2s and I presume this is what I need.

Comment by Bill Bonney on July 9, 2016 at 6:30pm
Comment by Stefano on July 10, 2016 at 3:38am

I have a ESP8622 esp 07 for other things.
I'll try.
Thank you


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