AutoPilot-Manager Kit

Probably the best autopilot manager in the world:
flexible, reliable and universal like you!

Autoppilot Manager Kit safe your UAV
Protects your unmanned aircraft from damages in case of any autopilot failures
Redundancy for your autopilot systems: Switches between two autopilots (automatically) or manual control
protects other people from harm in case of malfunction of your unmanned aircraft
fulfill requirements by law
automatic monitoring (even of different autopilots)
✓ developed, designed and made in the European Union
✓ Suitable for your various types of aircrafts (like quadcopter, multi-copter, helicopter, etc.)
Configurable PWM input of 460usec to 2ms and 50Hz to 400Hz
Product Description

The requirements for the operation of unmanned aircrafts in commercial and semi-professional purposes have changed fundamentally in the past years in Europe and worldwide. ( FAA ). The regulations will get even more strictly in the future.

Depending on the application, the weight, the purpose, the situation, the flight area, spectators and some more reasons, SAFETY is becoming increasingly important. Single point of failure and redundancy became the keywords for permissions and certifications from authorities and insurances. Among other parts inside a system, redundancy of the autopilot system is meanwhile mandatory to follow the rules. Especially multicopters are very instable in their flight characteristics when it comes to malfunction of the stabilization system. We therefore developed a redundancy circuit board which is an automatic monitoring and controlling bridge between two independent running autopilot systems, a mutual protection in case of malfunction in an autopilot system. Even if both autopilots fail (power supply, freezing controller…), the forwarding of the control signals for a manual flight of the aircraft, Delta or Helicopter is guaranteed. This system also offers the possibility to switch manually between two different autopilot systems to test different software and sensor setups. Another benefit of the AutoPilot-Manager is that only one telemetry module is needed to monitor data of both autopilot systems (except for DJI autopilots, here you need two downlinks, from each autopilot seperate). AutoPilot-Manager is a safe attendant for flying and testing of your unmanned aircraft.

sheme Autopilot Manager redundancy
Power supply voltage 3.7V – 17V (internal voltage stabilization 5V+-5%
Max. voltage on GPIO pins, SRCOM, PPM input and ISP connector 5.5V
Max. voltage on Ext. Switch 1-4 pins 100V
Max. voltage on any other pin except GPIO, SERCOM, PPM, CAN H, CAN L AP1, AP2, Ext. Switch, ISP connector and power supply 7V
Max. voltage on CAN H, CAN L AP1, AP2 +/- 58V
Max. current on each Ext. Switch pin 170mA
Max. current on any other pin except Ext. Switch and power supply 40mA
Max. current (board without servos) Approx. 60mA (with no LED`s or Buzzer installed)
Max. supply able current by voltage stabilization 150mA
Max. current applied on servo output 3 Amp (without Diode D1, D3)
Size 700mm x 45mm x 15mm
Operating temperature (ambient) 0 to +50°C (non-condensing)
MTTF Mean time to failure (except LEDs) 9515 hours acc. MIL-HDBK-217F-Notice2
MTTF Mean time to failure (including LEDs) 9321 hours acc. MIL-HDBK-217F-Notice2

Universal use for autopilots like

DJI-Naza, -Wookong, -A2, -A3

or

3DR-APM, -Pixhawk, -Px4

The Kit includes:

  • One Autopilot Manager Board
  • Inbstallation guide for drivers
  • All relevant plugs with open end cables
  • Straight or 90° pin-headers are available
  • Manual for Autopilot-Manager
  • Configuration software
  • All relevant sockets and pins to solder to the board
  • Electronically proofed and flashed

The AutoPilot-Manager will be shipped with the following cables and connectors:

  • 3×10 Pin DF13 plug with cable
  • 1×6 Pin DF13 plug with cable (2 red and 2 black cables for the power supply)
  • 2×4 Pin DF13 plug with cable for the ALIVE (I2C, 3DR family)
  • 2×4 Pin DF13 plug with cable for the CAN Signals (DJI family)
  • 2×6 Pin DF13 plug with cable for Telemetry input 1+2 (3DR)
  • 1×5 Pin DF13 plug with cable for the SERCOM Port and GPIO 3
  • 1×6 Pin DF13 plug with cable for Telemetry output (3DR)
  • 1×4 Pin DF13 plug with cable GPIO Connector 1+2

As well as:

  • All the counterparts in DF13 sockets
  • 3x3x8 Pin 0.1” Header for the servo signals
  • 4x1x3 Pin 0.1” Header for the PPM signals and the power-supply
  • 1x2x2 Pin 0.1” Header for the LEDs and buzzer
  • 1x Micro-USB cable for configuration
  • 1x USB to serial TTL-converter for firmware update

NOTE: On request also 90° Pin-Headers available, as well as a housing for the board. Please contact us if you need the 3D-printing file.

And of course the relevant:

  • Configuration Software (*)
  • Complete manual (*)
  • Firmware (if needed) (*)
  • Driver (*)

(*) downloadable after purchase

Clever tools for unmanned systems!

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