The HKPilot Mega master set is a complete open source autopilot and flight controller system featuring matched hardware, cables and cases for a refined plug-and-play UAV control system.
The HKPilot is based on the rapidly evolving and refined Ardupilot mega or “APM”, an open source project from 3DR robotics. This amazing flight controller allows the user to turn any fixed wing, rotary wing, or multi-rotor vehicle (even boats and cars) into a fully autonomous vehicle, capable of performing a wide range of tasks even programmed autonomous missions with waypoints, with the included high precision LEA-6 Ublox GPS.
Various user interfaces are available for programing, reviewing logs, setup and even some Apps for smart phones and tablets. The included telemetry radio, OSD, power sensor and GPS allow for full two way radio communication, giving you full control and provides live data back to your computer or tablet. The list of what this flight controller is capable of has quickly surpassed what it cannot. Feature rich settings, flight modes and supported platforms have made this the go-to UAV controller.
The HKPilot Mega master set includes: the HKPilot Mega 2.5.2, the super precision Ublox LEA-6H GPS module, telemetry radio set for bi-directional data, power sensor and BEC Module, minim OSD v1.1 for FPV feedback, complete matching cable sets for a plug-and-play experience and to finish the set off, cases for the flight controller, telemetry radios and GPS with pedestal mount.
This product is based on the open source APM Project from 3DR Robotics, the Cad files per the creative commons license are available under the files tab. The APM project is supported by thousands of users pushing this open source flight controller to be one of the best systems available.
• Arduino and APM Compatible
• Pre-soldered and tested
• 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, magnetometer and high-performance barometer
• Built in 4 MP Dataflash chip for automatic data logging
• Honeywell HMC5883L-TR Digital compass
• Invensense's 6 DoF Accelerometer/Gyro MPU-6000
• Measurement Specialties MS5611-01BA03 Barometric pressure sensor.
• Atmel ATMEGA2560 and ATMEGA32U-2 (processing and USB function).
• External compass support
• Ubox super precision LEA-6h GPS
• IIC Input
• Power module with sensor and BEC
• Telemetry radio and OSD included
• Cases for a nice finished look
• Matched cables for the complete set
HKPilot Mega 2.5.2
Power sensor and BEC Module ( XT-60 connectors)
Minim OSD v1.1
Ubox super precision LEA-6h GPS
Telemetry radios (915MHz)
Cases for the flight controller, Telemetry radios, GPS with pedestal mount
Complete matched cable set
Please view individual components under the related items tab for a list of respective specifications and features.
*Note: This is not an original Arduino brand product.
This is a great combo. I even learned how to use it without a manual. The internet is a great thing. Anything you want to know is available online. It worked flawlessly from the start. A lot of people cry about Hobby King not including a manual, but to me it makes sense not to because it will be cheaper. Why would I want to pay more money for a product that comes with a manual? It would be more cost in shipping and the product would also be more expensive because manuals don't fabricate themselves.Everything worked right out of the box. All wiring harnesses were included as well as cases. One note, the PPM encoder firmware needed to be updated for failsafe to work. If the firmware is not updated, the throttle channel will not drop on loss of radio control signal. Do a quick google search for Updating PPM Encoder firmware. The process is straight forward.When telemetry radio plugged in, especially with antenna attached, some servo (tower pro servo will jitter like crazy).
Lowering Tx power from mission planner will reduce the jitter, but also likely reduce the range...You can count me among HK cheerleaders.
I bought this unit because it looked like a great deal, PLUS it has tricopter firmware.
I am no tech geek (took me some time just to get my kk2 board working) so there was some trepidation.. And it did indeed take a few hours to figure everything out but everything works perfectly and I am absolutely thrilled!!! Thank you Hobby King for enabling us determined hobbyists to create autonomous fpv vehicles for a small fraction of the cost of the prefabricated models. I am just curious how this got from China to California in less than a week??Just received the set. But there is NO MANUAL and for me I cannot use it without a manual and I do not want to spend hours trying to find it, even from competing web sites. So guys, I advise you to spare your dollares and buy something else. I for one will return the whole enchilada and let's see if there will be a refund