SmartAP 3.0 Pro Autopilot is the high-level flight control system for multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with the capability of fully autonomous flight including take off, waypoints flight and landing. The hardware core is powered by STM32F4 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics, 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit and the latest GPS/GLONASS receiver from UBlox providing outstanding flight precision. SmartAP has its own Configuration and Mission Planning software called SmartAP GCS. The system supports any type of multirotor UAV with the highest navigation and control accuracy. SmartAP Autopilot was developed using the latest electronic components available at the moment, which allowed to achieve such amazing results!

General features of the system:
- All-integrated system approach - plug and fly
- Extremely stable flight in
- stabilize (user control)
- position hold (semi-autonomous control)
- auto (fully autonomos navigation and control)
- MAVLink compatible Ground Control Station protocol
- Accurate Position hold
- Horizontal: up to 40cm
- Vertical: up to 10cm
- Manual altitude override
- Fully autonomous waypoints flight
- Autonomous take off
- Autonomous landing
- Return to Home mode
- Low battery detection and Failsafe triggering
- And many many more...

The system installed on 960-sized hexacopter:

- Powerful microcontroller 32 bit 168 MHz STM32F4 ARM Cortex M4
- Compact board size of 8x8 cm (3.15"x3.15"), weight 60g, 6 layers PCB design
- Power supply from main LiPO battery (3S - 8S) support, up to 36 Volts
- Power supply from BEC 5V support
- 12V, 5V, 3.3V generated onboard
- Integrated GPS receiver (UBlox NEO8, GPS/GLONASS, up to 24 sats, 10 Hz) active antenna, exnternal module is supported as well
- Integrated telemetry module (100 mW), external module is supported as well (up to 5V@1A powered)
- Up to 24 PWM I/O support (5V out, high-power), SBUS support
- USB interface for configuration / firmware update
- 6-pin JTAG port for programming / debugging
- Various communication lines (UART/USART, RS232, I2C, SPI)
- MicroSD card driven by 4-bit SDIO interface for data-logging / parameters
- Backup battery for real-time clock and GPS receiver
- Integrated main LiPo battery voltage monitoring
- 4 ADC inputs, battery voltage / current monitoring
- Electromagnetic sound audio indicator
- 4-channels bright LED support (up to 100mA/ch)

The components of the system:

SmartAP Ground Control Station and Configuration Tool
SmartAP GCS (Ground Control Station) is the software application which allows you to plan autonomous mission for your SmartAP Autopilot as well as control the UAV using intuitive high-level commands.
General features are:
- Flexible and user-friendly interface
- One-click commands for high-level control
- ARM, Take off, Loiter, Land etc.
- Status information display
- Real-time video feed and overlay
- with video capture device
- Major flight information display
- Mission planning using waypoints
- Customizable waypoints' settings
- Flight logging support
- Realtime plot of all parameters
- Integrated log analyzer
- Points of interest selection and control
- Terminal window

Ground Control Station Mainwindow

Supported Airframes
- Quadcopter Plus 4
- Quadcopter X 4
- Quadcopter W 4
- Hexacopter Plus 6
- Hexacopter X 6
- Octocopter Plus 8
- Octocopter X 8
- Tricopter I 6
- Tricopter Y 6
- Quadcopter X 8
- Hexacopter X 12

Ground Control Station demo video

User's review video:

More information and ordering at:


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Comment by Kirill on January 26, 2016 at 6:41pm

Earthpatrol, agree with you. At the moment we want to show the performance of the system and prove that it's better compared to the other available systems. Then it will become obvious that we didn't copy and paste something from open source. Anyway, if someone will be interested in 3rd party code audit - we're always ready to prove that the code is proprietary. 

Comment by Darius Jack on January 26, 2016 at 7:01pm


there is no legislation to let third parties to audit proprietary code protected under

copyrights and Berne's Convention (vide WIPO).

Comment by QuadrotorThai Tevada on January 26, 2016 at 7:08pm

All $179.88.
SmartAP expensive than Pixhawk PX4 v2.4.6.

Comment by Kirill on January 26, 2016 at 7:11pm

 QuadrotorThai, right, but the target users and applications for these two systems are different. 

Comment by QuadrotorThai Tevada on January 26, 2016 at 7:22pm

DJI Phantom 3 Standard ($499.00) already to fly with camera.
I think SmartAP price $200 or cheaper it will easy to sale.

Comment by Kirill on January 26, 2016 at 7:28pm

QuadrotorThai, DJI also has A2, which costs around $1300. SmartAP is that level of the system. 

Comment by QuadrotorThai Tevada on January 26, 2016 at 7:32pm
Comment by QuadrotorThai Tevada on January 26, 2016 at 7:34pm

I want to know why you use STMicroelectronics LIS3DSH - 3-axis Accelerometer. All sensor are in MPU-9150.

Comment by Darius Jack on January 26, 2016 at 7:34pm


how did you resolve drone fly-away syndrome, jitter, higher harmonics, airframe vibrations at resonant frequencies ?

Comment by Kirill on January 26, 2016 at 7:36pm

QuadrotorThai, this is multiple hardware redundancy of the system, if something goes wrong with one of the sensors another one is activated. 


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