VOXL m500 - Development Drone for PX4 GPS-Denied Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance
Development Drone Assembled in USA Powered by VOXL
Please note, the VOXL m500 has been upgraded to use VOXL® and Flight Core® v2 in a 2-board configuration.
Landing Skids have now replaced the tube landing legs.
Develop PX4 autonomous flight quickly with this open and fully programmable bind and fly development drone. This is the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Development Drone you have been looking for! Our VOXL m500 drone is built from the popular s500 hobby kit and includes a Snapdragon™-based VOXL Flight Deck configured and tested for GPS-based autonomous flight and indoor GPS-denied navigation. Obstacle avoidance stereo cameras come mounted and calibrated. This is a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon reference drone, ready for advanced autonomy development. Our goal with the m500 is to get developers up and running on VOXL® quickly, so they can build their next great sUAS applications!
Current lead time is approximately 15-20 business days to ship.
State-of-the-Art Computer Vision Development Features
Autonomous Navigation in GPS-denied Environments
Qualcomm Snapdragon-based VOXL Flight companion computer and PX4 flight controller in a single PCB for computer vision, navigation, obstacle avoidance. VOXL is an evolution of the Qualcomm Flight Pro architecture.
Mounted and calibrated stereo sensors for depth mapping and obstacle avoidance
Mounted and calibrated tracking sensor for VIO and GPS-denied navigation
Spekrum RC satellite receiver for remote control (transmitter not included)
Flying Deep Learning/AI
The VOXL supports TensorFlow Lite for real-time AI on a drone
Developers can find comprehensive details on building a developer drone at docs.modalai.com
What is Included?
A fully flight tested m500 drone as shown in pictures, except for battery and RC transmitter. Including:
- s500 frame customized with VOXL Flight Deck
- Motors, propellers, ESCs
- 4k image sensor, stereo sensors, tracking sensor that are installed, vibration dampened, mounted, calibrated and tested
- Spektrum RC transmitter (e.g. DX6e, DX8i)
- LiPo Battery (recommended
- VOXL USB Expansion, Debug Serial and Fastboot
- VOXL LTE Cellular Add-on with USB Hub
- VOXL Microhard Modem Add-on with USB Hub
|VOXL m500 with USB Add-on and Spektrum SPM9X45 Receiver
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-D1-T3-K0||VOXL m500 with USB Add-on and FrSky R-XSR Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-D1-T4-K0||VOXL m500 with USB Add-on and Graupner GR-16 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M3-T1-K0||VOXL m500 with Microhard Carrier (No Modem) and Spektrum SPM9X45 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M3-T3-K0||VOXL m500 with Microhard Carrier (No Modem) and FrSky R-XSR Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M3-T4-K0||VOXL m500 with Microhard Carrier (No Modem) and Graupner GR-16 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M4-T1-K0||VOXL m500 with LTE Modem (North American Carriers) and Spektrum SPM9X45 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M4-T3-K0||VOXL m500 with LTE Modem (North American Carriers) and FrSky R-XSR Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M4-T4-K0||VOXL m500 with LTE Modem (North American Carriers) and Graupner GR-16 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M12-T1-K0||VOXL m500 with LTE Modem (EMEA Carriers) and Spektrum SPM9X45 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M12-T3-K0||VOXL m500 with LTE Modem (EMEA Carriers) and FrSky R-XSR Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-M12-T4-K0||VOXL m500 with LTE Modem (EMEA Carriers) and Graupner GR-16 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-T1-K0||VOXL m500 (No Add On) with Spektrum SPM9X45 Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-T3-K0||VOXL m500 (No Add On) with FrSky R-XSR Receiver|
|MRB-D0001-3-V1-B4-C3-T4-K0||VOXL m500 (No Add On) with Graupner GR-16 Receiver|
Required components sold separately:
- R/C Transmitter
- Default configuration works with Spektrum RC transmitter (e.g. DX6e, SPM8000 or SPMR8000)
- Details on other R/C options in our technical documentation
- LiPo Battery (recommended)
- HS Code: 8802.11.00.14
- ECCN: EAR99
All of the PCBAs are designed and manufactured in the US. The m500 is assembled and flight tested in San Diego, CA. Some sub-assembly components come from China. firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.