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Basic Assembly

A typical autopilot "minimal" system running PX4 consists of a flight controller connected to a power system, GPS, external compass (optional), radio control system (optional) and/or telemetry radio system (optional).

This section contains topics that explain how to assemble such a system for different flight controllers.


Quickstart guides are only provided for a few controllers. Other controllers will have similar connections. Additional information may be available in flight controllers pages or in manufacturer documentation.

  • See Hardware Selection & Setup for information about connecting and configuring flight controllers, sensors and other peripherals (e.g. airspeed sensor for planes).
  • See Airframe Builds for complete assembly examples on different vehicle frames.
  • See Multicopter Racer Setup for racer-specific assembly and configuration information.