AUAV3 development board at lower price

Hi guys,

AUAV3 development board/autopilot has a new lower price - just $79.95 and could be ordered at ARSOVTECH.COM for EU and at AUAV.CO for US. The project becomes open hardware - all the schematics and pcb layouts will be supplied to the customers. The firmware is almost ready....not many bugs left and will be fixed soon. You could download it from here . You could try both Mark Whitehorn and Robert Dickenson branches as there are slight differences.

Let's recall some AUAV3 specifications:

  • MCU – dsPIC33EP512MU810
  • Onboard 32Mb Flash AT45DB321
  • Onboard IMU – MPU6000
  • Onboard compass – HMC5883
  • Onboard absolute pressure sensor – BMP180
  • Onboard CAN – MAX3051
  • Two opto-isolated UARTs – for OSD and Telemetry
  • One non-isolated UART
  • One I2C and one SPI user interfaces
  • 8xRC inputs, 8 servo outputs
  • RSSI input
  • USB
  • 4 x Analog inputs
  • 3 x Digital I/Os
  • Universal GPS 4pin 2.54 connector
  • ICSP 5pin connector
  • 4 x LEDs red, blue, green and yellow
  • Main power – external 5V
  • Onboard 3.3V 1A LDO regulator
  • Optional BackUp power – 1xLi-Po or 4xNiMH or other 5V
  • ESC powering capability
  • Preferable power supply – ACSP1 ( Current/Voltage sensor board + 5V3A DC-DC Buck )
  • Dimensions – 45 x 35mm
  • Two types of connectors – 2 x 3row x 14pin 2.54mm right angled or separate straight color coded connectors
  • USB port for programming, etc.
  • CAN interface with driver MAX3051
  • ESD protection on I2C, USB and SPI
  • Reverse power polarity protection by power MOSFET

More info you could get in tutorials section

Best regards

Nick Arsov and Phil Kocmoud

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on November 4, 2013 at 10:25am

Nice one Nick well done.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on November 4, 2013 at 10:29am


Sounds like a very robust design and implementation. Good work!


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Comment by Morli on November 4, 2013 at 11:57am

Do we have nice case for them done by some one?

Comment by Nick Arsov on November 4, 2013 at 12:10pm

Hi guys,

Thank you for the nice comments. Morli, yes, I designed a casing ( the attached picture ) which has a light guides to carry the LED lights to the upper side of the casing, but I have no 3D printer to try it.

Comment by robert bouwens on November 4, 2013 at 12:37pm

the offer is good. will take one.

Comment by Tommy Larsen on November 5, 2013 at 2:24am

Can i use the Mission Planner on this AP ? 

Comment by Nick Arsov on November 5, 2013 at 7:40am

Hi Tommy,

The MatrixPilot has it's own Waypoints HTML editor and LOGO Editor for setting the waypoints for the mission planning. More info you could find here .


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