PX4 FMU (Flight Management Unit) + IOAR (AR.Drone adapter board) Kit

Px4fmu px4ioar kit
PX4FMU is a high-performance autopilot suitable for fixed wing, multi rotors, helicopters, cars, boats and any other robotic platform that can move. It is targeted towards high-end research, amateur and industry needs. PX4 is an expandable, modular system comprising the PX4FMU Flight Management Unit (autopilot) and a number of optional interface modules (PX4IO, PX4IOAR).

In addition to the versatile hardware platform, PX4 introduces a sophisticated, modular software environment built on top of a POSIX-like realtime operating system. The modular architecture and operating system support greatly simplify the process of experimenting with specific components of the system, as well as reducing the barriers to entry for new developers.

Adding support for new sensors, peripherals and expansion modules is straightforward due to standardized interface protocols between software components. Onboard microSD storage permits high-rate logging and data storage for custom applications. MAVLink protocol support provides direct integration with existing ground control systems including QGroundControl and the APM Mission Planner.

This kit includes all you need to modify your ARDRONE  and fly using the PX4 autopilot!

Within the kit you will find the following:
  • 1 x PX4FMU (Flight Management Unit)
  • 1 x PX4IOAR (AR.Drone adapter board)
  • 1 x PX4 FMU GPS Adapter cable 
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1x Micro SD card
  • 8 x  M3x5mm Black Nylon Screw  
  • 4 x  M3 Black Nylon Hex Nut  
  • 4 x  M3 Metal Hex Nut (QTY 1)
  • 4 x M3 Metal Washers for PX4 IOAR
  • 4 x  M3x24mm Black Nylon Spacer
  • 4 x  M3 Vibration Damper
  • 4 x  M3 White Spacer Cylinder
  • 4 x  M3x12 Stainless Steel 316 Screws
  • 4 x  M3x12mm Black Nylon Screws
  • 2 x Velcro battery strap for PX4IOAR
  • 2 x Connector header female dip straight 10 positions

FMU Board features:

 - ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller running at 168MHz with DSP and floating-point hardware acceleration.
 - 1024KiB of flash memory, 192KiB of RAM.
 - MEMS accelerometer and gyro, magnetometer and barometric pressure sensor.
 - Flexible expansion bus and onboard power options.
 - The kit includes a micro usb cables, four nylon spacers and a cable connector for GPS (Mediatek/uBlox)
 - Board weight, 8.10 g

Revision notes from 1.6 to 1.7:

- Fix for SD Card function
- BMA 180 sensor removed and left unpopulated, current board will work with MPU6000 sensor.

IO Ardrone Board features:


- Complete mechanical kit, requires only an AR.Drone 1.0 or 2.0 frame, motors and propellers
- Replaces the original AR.Drone main electronics and allows RC flight and autopilot development
- Mechanical adapter board decouples the whole electronics and battery from vibrations
- Battery mount / velcro straps included
- 5V/2.25A BEC power, relay, buzzer
- Reverse polarity protected, main switch
- XBee / Lairdtech radio slot
- Includes necessary hardware to complete installation (spacers, bolts, etc)
- Board weight, 17.70 gr


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Eagle files for FMU version 1.6
Eagle files for FMU version 1.7
Eagle files for IOAR version 1.2
Eagle files for base board