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 NEW HKPilot Mega 2.7, the super precision Ublox LEA-6H GPS module with integrated compass, New style telemetry radio set for bi-directional data, updates 10s 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 on board and off
• 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 (included)
• Ubox super precision LEA-6h GPS
• IIC Input MUX port
• 10s Power module with sensor and BEC
• new style Telemetry radio and OSD included
• Cases for a nice finished look
• Matched cables for the complete set
HKPilot Mega 2.7
10s Power sensor and BEC Module ( XT-60 connectors)
Minim OSD v1.1
Ubox super precision LEA-6h GPS and Compass
Telemetry radios (433MHz)
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: The reference to APM refers to the ArduPilot project, a family of open source autopilots based on the Arduino open source computing platform, developed by 3DR and the open source community. It consists of a choice of ArduPilot Mega (APM) electronics and a range of free software versions for different vehicles and is governed by an open source creative commons license. This product is based on the open source APM Project from 3D Robotics, the Cad files per the creative commons license is available under the files tab.
*Note: This is not an original Arduino brand product.
Nice flight controller and there is a lot of information about it in the net. I configured the APM with Mission Planner and placed it in a Talon tricopter. I don't use telemetry but I do get video streaming and OSD data with a Mobius cam and gimbal. In files tab I uploaded a picture with the wiring diagram I used. Hope this help!!! Happy flying!!!Great product, only have to remember to remove the jumper on the apm to enable the external compass unit in the gps module.
Used this with a tarot 680 hexa, 600kv motors and 13x4.5 props. 9x radio with fr-sky and open9x.
Wery happy using this APM together with the missionplanner software on my nexus 7 tablet computer.
I would recommend this to anyone!Came as described, works out the box with Mission Planner. Maidened today and all the functions work, Return to Home, Stabilize and so on. Still trying to learn how to use it, it has a lot of functions. Also works great with DroidPlanner on Galaxy S5! Thanks HK!Ottima centralina completa di tutto. un po difficile la configurazione e nei vari tutorial si da per scontato che tutti sappiano come fare tutti i collegamenti. Se avete dubbi contattatemi.HKPilot vs. Naza Lite vs. KK2
I've tried them all now. I know these aren't all of the choices but in my research they are the most popular. The KK2 was first and it was a great introduction into flight control boards. If you are new to this, I highly recommend you invest the $30 in a KK2. The education is priceless and will prepare you for the next step LEARN HOW TO FLY IN MANUAL MODE WITH THE KK2.
The Naza Lite was next for me and it was quite a step up! The GPS feature which enables RTL (return to launch or COME BACK!) was very cool. The software is very simple and the documentation was great. I loved that the application ran on a Mac. Sadly I lost that Hexcopter (I built a 550 Flamewheel knock-off) to a fly-away that was my fault entirely. It is out there somewhere and I still hope to find it. As I was learning about the Naza I started to become curious about the APM board (the HKPilot is Hobby Kings version). I read a bit and it sounded really interesting. I was on the verge of purchasing when I lost my Hex so I went for it and built another just like the last but with the APM.
The APM (HKs version is the HKPilot) is in a whole nother league on all levels. The board itself is amazingly flexible and will move your copter to a true drone (defined as autonomous flight). What I needed most with my last Hex was some telemetrIt's a good set for the money BUT:
-The build quality is not good enough I could scratch some tiny balls of solder , enough to short pins
- "Bad Compass Health"
- why on earth did you place the screws on the bottom side ?!!! What If I need to access the board after placing it with the sticker"Bad Compass Health" all the time
I switch to external compass then the alarm disappears
When I take the board away from the copter I can do the compass calibration, but when I put it back, I can't get it to calibrate and work.I have to give pretty good review of this product. The quality is of the product is spot on. Very nice. All components together in one kit is a plus. The only problem is that it is not newbie friendly. It takes a lot of setting up, and with no directions, it takes some research to find documentation and directions. If ya don't know what you are doing, you will go through a lot of props and maybe some frame parts. I have mine flying in stabilize and can loiter but when I try RTL it gains altitude and then falls out of the sky. Still working at it, I have hope.Brilliant piece of kit and having it all together si good too. The cases make it look a bit more professional and the telemetry modules have worked well so far. There is lots of information available on the web about these units but finding a simple wiring diagram was not easy. so what went where and what you could and couldn't do with the device is unknown until you get used to it. Some instructions would be great, even a wiring diagram and links to online places to find more information would be massively beneficial. 110 and no instructions........Il kit completo. Il mio arrivato con il power module con un filo staccato quindi prestare attenzione. si installa in modo molto semplice ed i picoblade sono gi predisposti per l'inserimento di tutti gli accessori. La FC funziona egregiamente e con mission planner controlli tutto alla perfezione. Per il momento la sto usando con i settaggi standard, ma le possibilit di set sono veramemte infinite. Consiglierei di acquistare anche il segnalatore led/buzzer (HK non lo ha) perch capire quando armato oppure sel il gps fix se non hai MP vicino pu essere difficile. ottimo prodotto.