PX4 and 3D Robotics present Pixhawk: An Advanced, User-Friendly Autopilot

by Chris Anderson [ http://diydrones.com/profile/zlitezlite ]


January 7, 2014

Folks: just a quick update (and I'll have another one after an engineering review later today). As you know we've shipped hundreds of Pixhawks and now have many thousands of flight hours logged; they're doing well. However, we've had a new issue with our third-party SD card supplier (cards were failing the stress test we run them through at the factory) and we've halted shipment for the past week or so while we source a better supply. The dev team is also working on some software updates that will make the code more tolerant of SD card variability (after all, we can't predict what kinds of cards users may use in the field) and we hope this will allow us to resume shipments shortly. I'll have an update on this later today.

My apologies to those who have been waiting a long time for theirs, and needless to say we're working full-tilt to resume shipments. But we really want you to have the best experience possible, so we're making sure we've completely resolved this SD card issue first. I hope that will just be a matter of a few days.


by Chris Anderson

January 7, 2014

Update (1/7): Good news. As we'd hoped, the dev team has come up a code update that will handle SD card variability and so shipments of Pixhawk will resume tomorrow. The code patches will be in the next version of the Copter/Plane/Rover software, which will be released in the next few days (before those new Pixhawks arrive with customers).


by Chris Anderson

January 13, 2014

AK: Another big batch will be going out early this week. I don't know where you are in the queue, but if you can PM with your order number I can have customer service give you an ETA on arrival date.


by Alan Roberts [ http://diydrones.com/profile/AlanRoberts ]

January 17, 2014

My Pixhawk arrived today!

Excellent packaging. It won't be long before she's airborne!

cheers guys


by Balloon [ http://diydrones.com/profile/Balloon ]

January 17, 2014

Today, I just got it from Fedex. And First Flight is very perfect.

Thank you for do have Good Product for our.

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCGKqRqidbA ]


by Xian06 [ http://diydrones.com/profile/Xian06 ]

January 25, 2014

Still waiting for it. Ordered 2013-09-02


by Chris Anderson

January 25, 2014

Xian:all backorders have been shipped. If you have not already gotten a shipment notice, please contact customer service directly with your order number.


by Ian Soler [ http://diydrones.com/profile/IanSoler ]

January 29, 2014

I know this is a Pixhawk update thread, but is there one for the IRIS consumer Edition that is actually ACTIVE? 3DR seem to be being very quiet about it, perhaps there are serious issues. CS just says the pat lines 2 - 4 weeks and have been doing that for well over the time period. I am beginning to wonder if it will ever get mainstream. If anyone could point me to an active thread on this I would appreciate it.

I really like the Iris because if the enclosed design and cannot find a similar looking frame. I am thinking perhaps I should give up and go another route or build my own. :-(


by Chris Anderson

January 29, 2014

Ian, we're still on target for mid-late Feb (ie, about three weeks) but will update as more samples come off the production line.


by Alan Roberts

January 30, 2014

I'm happily flying my Pixhawk with my taranis.
I think the iris is based on Pixhawk isn't it?
So shouldn't it fly fine too?
Or am I missing something Chris?


by Chris Anderson

January 30, 2014

Alan: Glad to hear it. We haven't tested Taranis ourselves, so we didn't want to put on the officially supported list until we had. But that's good news that it seems fine. Yes, Iris is based on Pixhawk, but we use a regular FlySky Tx/Rx with that.


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