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HKPilot32 Autonomous Vehicle 32Bit Control Set with Telemetry and GPS (915Mhz)

HKPilot32 Autonomous Vehicle 32B...

The HKPilot32 is the next step in FC hardware with its powerful ST micro 32bit ARM Cortex core and massive I/O support. The HK Pilot32 is one of the most advanced autopilot systems available with support for almost any type of vehicle from a moon ...

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The HKPilot32 is the next step in FC hardware with its powerful ST micro 32bit ARM Cortex core and massive I/O support. The HK Pilot32 is one of the most advanced autopilot systems available with support for almost any type of vehicle from a moon rover or a multirotor aircraft, even a submarine! Designed by the PX4 open-hardware project, it is supported by a number of development communities making this one of the most flexible and reliable platforms for vehicle control, with many features and functions sure to be available in the future.

Included in this set is a super precision Neo-7M digital GPS with compass powered by Honeywells HMC5883L-TR chip and a telemetry radio system which includes an OSD. The barometric pressure sensor has been upgraded to a MS5611-01BA03 from Measurement Specialities

• Advanced 32 bit ARM Cortex® M4 Processor running NuttX RTOS
• 14 PWM/servo outputs (8 with failsafe and manual override, 6 auxiliary, high-power compatible)
• Abundant connectivity options for additional peripherals (UART, I2C, CAN)
• Integrated backup system for in-flight recovery and manual override with dedicated processor and stand-alone power supply
• Backup system integrates mixing, providing consistent autopilot and manual override mixing modes
• Redundant power supply inputs and automatic failover
• External safety button for easy motor activation
• Multicolor LED indicator
• High-power, multi-tone piezo audio indicator
• MicroSD card for long-time high-rate logging
• Super precise digital GPS with compass
• Telemetry with OSD (915Mhz)

Input Voltage: 2~10s (7.4~37V)
Size: 81x44x15mm
Weight: 33.1g
32-bit STM32F427 Cortex M4 core with FPU
168 MHz/256 KB RAM/2 MB Flash
32 bit STM32F103 failsafe co-processor
ST Micro L3GD20 3-axis 16-bit gyroscope
ST Micro LSM303D 3-axis 14-bit accelerometer / magnetometer
Invensense MPU 6000 3-axis accelerometer/gyroscope
MEAS MS5611 barometer
5x UART (serial ports), one high-power capable, 2x with HW flow control
2x CAN
Spektrum DSM / DSM2 / DSM-X® Satellite compatible input up to DX8 (DX9 and above not supported)
Futaba S.BUS® compatible input and output
PPM sum signal
RSSI (PWM or voltage) input
3.3 and 6.6V ADC inputs
External microUSB port
Ubox super precision Neo-7M with compass

HK Pilot32 autopilot
Safety switch button
GPS compass module with mounting bracket and pre-wired connectors
915Mhz Telemetry radio system
10s power module with XT60 connectors and 6-position connector cable
Extra 6-position cable
Micro USB cable
SD card
Various pieces of mounting foam
3-wire servo cable
I2C splitter module with cable

Note: HK Pilot32 is a PPM-input autopilot, which means that it gets RC input from a single cable to the receiver, either via the PPM port, the Futaba S.BUS port, or the special satellite receiver port for Spektrum gear. Most modern RC receivers allow for PPM output, but some, such as non-S.BUS Futaba receivers do not.

*PX4/Pixhawk is an independent, open-source, open-hardware project aiming at providing a high-end autopilot to the academic, hobby and industrial communities (BSD licensed)

**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.

*Note: This is not an original Arduino brand product.


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very nice set could be perfect if included the ppm encoder though is one of the best flight controler
Mine works flawless really happy with the result. It even comes with the dual mini usb cable to run tower on a smart device. No firmware issues just follow the setup procedures from ardupilot website and you'll be fine. Only thing that wasn't good was the gps/compass mount the plastic is really weak. I would just replace that with a aluminum setup. Don't hesitate to buy this!
This is one of the best flight controler pack for me but :
- The gps foldable stand is one of the worst so think to order a "real one"

And i advice to order the external led and usb combo because if it's inside of a multicopter you have to let the usb port accesible and be allowed to see the led of the hkpilot

ps: Don't fogot to have a ppm/sbus output on your rx or a converter ;)
monte sur une aile fx-61 phantom pour des mission fpv long rang avec uhf 433 fonctionne aussi bien que le pixhawk sur mon drone super.
Very nice set for the price. Installation was pretty straight forward. The only thing that was very difficult, was to arm it and get te motors to spin. Nothing seemed to work to fix this. The only solutions I found was to override the safety switch in the parameter list. Not happy with this flaw. Otherwise a great product
Nice kit. You must flash with the latest FW to get the best out of this kit. Just released was the 3.3 beta. Has a lot of nice features worth checking out. I just purchased this same kit for my 680 UC hexacopter. Awsome....
this doesn't have much videos for the setup yet but using the same wiring and other tips for the older 2.7 version helped a lot. mission planner is excellent and I also got 5 sats from the gps included even though I was sitting behind my desk in concrete room with no window so I don't expect this to be a weak gps when I maiden my build hopefully soon. I'll get back with better review after my first flight using this FC
If you aren't connecting with a Spectrum satellite receiver, you will need a PPM encoder. This package does not come with a PPM encoder. Why not? You will have to buy from 3DR to enable you to connect your RC receiver. Buy it here:
  • Autopilot HKPilot32 in action in Mexico

  • Autopilot HKPilot32 in action in Mexico

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