Hi everyone!

I would like to introduce to you the final "Pixhawk Infographic" that I have been working on for a while now... it illustrates some of the tips I have learned over the past few years and shows the components that I would like to use in my own personal quadcopter design.

For the full resolution image please go here (thanks to Gary McCray): http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/advanced-pixhawk-quadcopter-wiring...

In my next blog post I would also like to release some of the original individual PNG graphics for anyone who wants to use them in their own diagrams! Hopefully some of this can be used in the wiki!

I would appreciate it if any mistakes in the Infographic could also be pointed out so that I can make adjustments!

Best regards,


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on February 5, 2014 at 6:06am

A thing of beauty well done. That might make a great wall poster.

Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on February 5, 2014 at 6:10am

Thanks Gary! I appreciate the kind words!

Comment by AKRCGUY on February 5, 2014 at 6:26am

Very Nice!

Comment by Keith Trainor on February 5, 2014 at 6:26am

I really like that….so easy to understand. Well done!!!

Comment by Michael Klarenbeek on February 5, 2014 at 7:13am
Looks great! Could always add the OSD connections.
Comment by The Sea Captian on February 5, 2014 at 7:34am
Fantastic. That would be a great poster for my work area!

Comment by Gary Mortimer on February 5, 2014 at 7:44am

I think I would buy one if available.... Oh and an aircraft one hint hint.

Comment by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on February 5, 2014 at 7:44am

Very Nice! Thanks for share :)

Comment by Joe Thompson on February 5, 2014 at 7:46am

This is awesome. Can we get it in higher res?

Noobie, and maybe I shouldn't ask questions here, but i'm going to anyway:

1) You've got the turnigy 9x reciever hooked up to a PPM sum - I thought the 9x RX was PPM already? Or is that just the TX? Would something like this be the right module and reciever to avoid buying the PPM summer?

2) Seems like all the big batteries on hobbyking have 4mm bullet connectors instead of XT60. Should I take off the bullets and solder on my own XT60? Or can I forgo the 3DR power module and use BEC ESCs...?

3) If i wanted to control LEDs or servos with the pixhawk, do I connect them to the aux servo pins? I don't understand what the system can drive... because this picture seems to show that you hook up to S and ground, but above it it says:

Warning: Do not connect the servo’s power (red) and ground (black) wires to the RC10 (A10) & RC11 (A11) or you may cause the APM to brownout when the servos move.  Instead power the servos from an external BEC or from the APM’s rear power rail with the JP1 jumper removed.  More details below in the Connecting the servos to the APM section.

It also says "Power the servos via the PWM Outputs connector power and ground pins."  
So... is that the ESC? What is a pwm output connector?.... man I do not know what i am doing.



Comment by Josh Welsh on February 5, 2014 at 8:04am

Very nicely done, Jethro!


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