PX4 Robotic Drone FMU (RDDRONE-FMUK66)

Flight Management Unit running PX4, the largest commercially deployed open-source drone software stack

Overview

RDDRONE-FMUK66 PX4 drone reference design top view
RDDRONE-FMUK66 PX4 drone reference design bottom view
RDDRONE-FMUK66 with Micro SD
HoverGames Drone Kit

Specifications

PX4 Robotic Drone FMU
RDDRONE-FMUK66 flight management unit (FMU) reference design

Technical and Functional Specifications

Functionality

  • Proven business-friendly open source software with available enterprise support: PX4, QGroundControl
  • Supports all airframes: Use it for Quadcopters, Hexacopter, VTOL, planes, rovers, cars, and other robots
  • Open and flexible for development: Suitable for bare bones or other vehicle stacks, addition of companion computer with Vision, and many peripherals such as GPS, RTK-GPS, UWB, Telemetry radios, LTE, Bluetooth Low Energy, radar, ultrasonic, lidar
  • Can interface with NXP RapidIoT using RDDRONE-IOT adapter board
  • High-bandwidth interfaces: Unique automotive peripheral interfaces support light-weight two-wire 100Base-T1 Ethernet and dual CAN
  • Included in complete reference drone kit KIT-HGDRONEK66
  • Use DroneCodeSDK co-operating with an NXP i.MX, S32x, or other companion computer running Linux, ROS, and MAVROS
  • MAVLink telemetry to ground station
  • Supports RTK GPS
  • UAS Traffic management (UTM) services through Air map platform SDK

Industrial

  • UAV Data Buses and Battery Management
  • UAV Intermediate Flight Controller
  • UAV Vision, Advanced Sensing, and Processing Board
  • Unmanned Vehicles (Ground, Air, Water)

  • Proven business-friendly open source software with available enterprise support: PX4, QGroundControl
  • Supports all airframes: Use it for Quadcopters, Hexacopter, VTOL, planes, rovers, cars, and other robots
  • Open and flexible for development: Suitable for bare bones or other vehicle stacks
  • Can interface with NXP RapidIoT using RDDRONE-IOT adapter board

  • For the complete reference drone kit please visit this page: KIT-HGDRONEK66

  • Order separately, telemetry radios available as HGD-TELEM433 (EUR) or HGDTELEM-915 (USA) depending on your country regulations

Buy

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  • PX4 Robotic Drone FMU (RDDRONE-FMUK66)
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  • HGD-TELEM433   Active

  • Telemetry Radio for HoverGames Drone, 433Mhz (EU) 
    • HGD-TELEM433
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  • Telemetry Radio for HoverGames Drone, 915Mhz (US)
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Get Started

HoverGames is the best starting point in the automated vehicle world.

Getting started

Getting started using the RDDRONE-FMUK66

This guide contains all the information you need to get your HoverGames drone and RDDRONE-FMUK66 up and running.

Assembly

Assembly your new RDDRONE-FMUK66

This section is a guide on how to build the HoverGames drone with the LJI X4 500 drone frame. It works best when the pages are read in the order in which they appear in the menu.

Radio controller setup

Radio controller setup for the FlySky FS-i6S RC

A highly configurable radio controller with a touchscreen, supporting up to 10 control channels at the same time. In order to use it with the HoverGames drone, some setup is required, both for the RC transmitter and for the FMU.

Programming FMUK66

Programming FMUK66 for first use

How to load precompiled code for the PX4 boot loader and the NuttX/PX4 application.

PX4 configuration

PX4 configuration using QGroundControl

How to configure the PX4 software running on the RDDRONE-FMUK66

User Guide

PX4 Autopilot User Guide

PX4 is the Professional Autopilot developed by world-class developers from industry and academia, and supported by an active world-wide community.

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Design Resources

Start designing your final drone, rover or autonomous vehicle using the FMUK66 PX4.

Start Developing

Start developing software for the HoverGames drone by extending PX4 Autopilot or by controlling the flight controller using software running on a companion computer.

PX4 Development Guide (master)

This guide is for primarily for software developers and (new) hardware integrators.

Technical Documentation

Services

NXP is a member of Linux Foundation DroneCode.org, and the FMU functions under the member projects PX4.org flight stack, QGroundControl, MAVLINK, UAVCAN. PX4Pro Flight stack is open source with a business-friendly BSD license and runs on the NuttX RTOS. Several flexible simulation environments are available. All support is through the PX4 Slack community or third-party enterprise-grade support such as Auterion.com.