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QUICK START GUIDE
With the help of PX4 firmware, Pixhawk mini turns any
RC plane, copter, or rover into a full-featured personal
drone. Once you have a fully assembled vehicle, follow
this guide to install Pixhawk mini.
Use the provided foam pads to mount Pixhawk mini as close as possible to your vehicle’s center of gravity.
Make sure to orient the board with the arrow pointing forward.
CONNECT RADIO CONTROL
For PPM Receivers For Spektrum DSM Receivers
CONNECT MOTOR OUTPUT
PX4 firmware is the brains of your autopilot and must be installed before using Pixhawk mini.
To load firmware onto the Pixhawk mini, install QGroundControl on your computer.
QGroundControl is cross platform and available on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
Application available for free download from
Using QGroundControl you can install the latest versions of the firmware on your board.
Select the specific airframe from the dropdown within the group which best matches your vehicle.
Radio Setup is used to map your main control sticks to channels and set min/max values for these.
Sensors marked with red means that something needs to be set up before flight, while marked in green means
that is working properly. To start the individual calibration steps, you can click on each sensor's button.
Here you can set up your designated Flight Modes.
Here you can set the specifics of your battery and the power sensor that will be used.
The Safety Setup page allows you to configure various failsafe settings as well as return home details.
: STM32F427 Rev 3
Power module output: 4.1~5.5V
Max input voltage: 45V (10S LiPo)
Max current sensing: 90A
USB Power Input: 4.1`5.5V
Servo Rail Input: 0~10V
: GNSS receiver: ublox Neo-M8N;
1 x UART Serial Port
Spektrum DSM/DSM2/DSM-X® Satellite Compatible
Futaba S BUS® Compatible
PPM Sum Signal Input
Internal Micro USB Port
Digital Airspeed sensor + Pitot tube (MS525DO)
Standard Telemetry (433MHz and 915MHz)
WiFi Telemetry (2.4GHz WiFi Radio)
Custom installations may require custom made cables.
Here’s a handy description of all Pixhawk Mini’s connectors and what they do.
Just in case...
SAFETY SWITCH PORT
GPS & I2C PORT
POWER INPUT PORT
CHANNEL PIN OUTS
For planes with configurations other than 4 channels, see px4.io for more information.
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tutorials, configurations, and community support.