FAQ
What’s the difference between this and the original Pixhawk?

  • Smaller – from 50×81.5×15.5mm to 38x43x12mm
  • Rev 3 processor for full utilization of 2MB flash memory.
  • Improved sensors, both primary and secondary IMU MPU9250 and ICM20608 respectively
  • GPS module included – included GPS+Compass module featuring the Neo M8N with GLONASS support; compass HMC5983
  • Micro JST connectors instead of DF-13 which are easier to work with

 
What’s the difference between this and the Pixfalcon?

  • Improved sensors, both primary and secondary IMU MPU9250 and ICM20608 respectively
  • CAN interface
  • Includes breakout Servo Rail for planes
  • Includes I2C breakout board for a total of 5 I2C connections

 
What are the Supported Platforms / Airframes?

  • Copter – anywhere from a tricopter to an 8 rotor solution for multirotors as well as traditional single rotor setup
  • Plane – several popular fixed wing set ups
  • Rover – traditional terrestrial rover
  • VTOL – combining a fixed wing and copter for vertical takeoff and landing with the extended endurance of a fixed wing

 
ESC and RC radio compatibility

  • All standard PWM input ESC’s
  • PPM output RC receivers
  • Spektrum DSM RC receivers
  • Futaba S BUS RC receivers

 
Is the Pixhawk Mini Compatible with APM platform?
The hardware is compatible but full integration will depend on the ArduPilot/APM dev team
 
Is there an Android ground control app?
Yes, QGroundControl works on Android using the OTG cable supplied with the telemetry radios
 
Is there an iOS ground control app?
QGroundControl for iOS is currently in beta and will require the Wifi telemetry radio
 
Can i upload waypoints?
Yes, through QGroundControl for Desktop or Mobile.
 
What’s included with the PHM? ie included and separate accessories

  • Pixhawk Mini autopilot
  • Power breakout board
  • Power distribution board
  • GPS Module
  • 4GB SD card
  • 8 pin PWM output cable
  • 6pin to 6pin+4pin ‘Y’ cable
  • 6pin power cable
  • 6pin JST to DF13
  • 4pin cable
  • External Safety switch
  • RCin cable
  • 6pin cable (GPS + Mag)

 
Is the Pixhawk Mini compatible with Pixhawk 1 accessories?
Yes, using the supplied JST-to-DF13 cable
 
Is the Pixhawk Mini compatible with 6S LiPo batteries?
Yes, the included power distribution board and power module support up to 10S LiPo batteries
 
What’s the warranty period?
90 day warranty
 
Can I attach a camera for mapping? Can you trigger the shutter?
The hardware allows for this, so support depends on the software you are using.
Refer to px4.io for more information
 
How do I read my logs?
There are several software packages that exist to analyze PX4 flight logs such as Log Muncher or PX4Tools
http://logs.uaventure.com/
http://firmware.ardupilot.org/Tools/PX4-tools/
 
You may also change the .px4log extension to .BIN to be viewed through Mission Planner or APM Planner.
http://firmware.ardupilot.org/Tools/MissionPlanner/
http://firmware.ardupilot.org/Tools/APMPlanner/