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Flight Core - PX4 & ArduPilot Flight Controller

$279.99

Flight Core - PX4 & ArduPilot Flight Controller

$279.99
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Flight Core is a PX4 & ArduPilot Drone Flight Controller - Assembled in the USA. Flight Core can be paired with VOXL for obstacle avoidance and indoor or outdoor GPS-denied navigation. Flight Core can also be used independently as a standalone, high-performance, secure flight controller. Flight Core is a part of the Blue UAS Framework and is NDAA '20 Section 848 compliant.

ModalAI Part Numbers

MPN Description Components Included in Kit
MDK-M0018-2-00 Board Only Kit

MCCA-M0018-2-T Flight Core, CCA, Tested

M10000020 Label, 2x.625 ESD CAUTION Warning Sticker, yellow

MPKG-00001 ESD Bag, 3"x5"x3", Zip Lock Anti-static Bags

MDK-M0018-2-01 Full Dev Kit

MDK-M0018-2-00 Flight Core Board Only, R2

MDK-M0022-1-01 Flight Core PWM Breakout Kit

  • MCBL-00004-1 Cable, Flight Core, PWM Output
  • MCCA-M0022-1 PWM Breakout Board, 3x8, RA
  • MPKG-00001 ESD Bag, 3"x5"x3", Zip Lock Anti-static Bags

MDK-M0041-1-02 VOXL Power Module v3 RevB Kit (Flight Core)

MKIT-00014-2 Flight Core Interface Kit

  • MCBL-00005-2: Cable, RC Input, Spektrum
  • MCBL-00007-2: Cable, Flight Core, VOXL Primary Serial
  • MCBL-00010-2 Cable, JST-to-Micro-USB Female

MKIT-00046-2 Product Marketing Inserts Kit, General

MPKG-00001 ESD Bag, 3"x5"x3", Zip Lock Anti-static Bags

MDK-M0018-2-02 Lite Dev Kit

MDK-M0018-2-00 Flight Core Board Only, R2

MDK-M0022-1-01 Flight Core PWM Breakout Kit

  • MCBL-00004-1 Cable, Flight Core, PWM Output
  • MCCA-M0022-1 PWM Breakout Board, 3x8, RA
  • MPKG-00001 ESD Bag, 3"x5"x3", Zip Lock Anti-static Bags

MKIT-00014-2 Flight Core Interface Kit

  • MCBL-00005-2: Cable, RC Input, Spektrum
  • MCBL-00007-2: Cable, Flight Core, VOXL Primary Serial
  • MCBL-00010-2 Cable, JST-to-Micro-USB Female

MKIT-00046-2 Product Marketing Inserts Kit, General

MPKG-00001 ESD Bag, 3"x5"x3", Zip Lock Anti-static Bags

 

Please see our handling instructions for best practices on handling your device.

Flight Core ® - PX4 & ArduPilot Drone Flight Controller Assembled in the USA

The ModalAI® Flight Core runs the latest PX4 and ArduPilot flight controller firmware, is NDAA '20 Section 848 compliant, and is assembled in the USA. The Flight Core can be paired with VOXL® for obstacle avoidance and indoor or outdoor GPS-denied navigation. Flight Core can also be used independently as a standalone flight controller. 

Performance and Security for Enterprise and Defense

Flight Core is based high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M7 32-bit RISC core operating at up to 216 MHz frequency. 

Advanced Autonomy

When paired with VOXL, Flight Core can fly indoors and outdoors fully autonomous.  The Flight Core is 100% software compatible with VOXL Flight®.

Technical Details

Feature Details
Datasheet Flight Core Datasheet
PX4 Firmware Firmware Documentation
MCU 216MHz, 32-bit ARM M7 STM32F765II
Memory 256Kb FRAM
  2Mbit Flash
  512Kbit SRAM
Firmware PX4
IMUs ICM-20602 (SPI1)
  ICM-42688 (SPI2)
 
Barometer BMP388 (I2C4)
microSD Card Information on supported cards
Inputs GPS/Mag
  Spektrum
  Telemetry
  CAN bus
  PPM
Outputs 6 LEDs (2xRGB)
  8 PWM Channels
Extra Interfaces 3 serial ports
  I2C
  GPIO

 

Architecture

 

Variations

The M0018-2 revision does not have the A71CH or BMI088, which were both fundamentally unused in the M0018-1.

Development Kit Ready to Integrate Includes

  • Flight Core PX4 Board 
  • 5V Power Module with battery voltage and current monitoring (PMv3, no barrel jack)
  • USB cable (JST-style)
  • RC input cable
  • PWM output cable and Break Out Board
  • Serial cable for VOXL Companion computer connection

Architecture

 

modalai-flight-core-architecture-diagram

Variations

The M0018-2 revision does not have the A71CH or BMI088, which were both fundamentally unused in the M0018-1.