The ModalAI Flight Core is a flight controller for PX4, made in the USA. The Flight Core can be paired with ModalAI VOXL for obstacle avoidance and GPS-denied navigation, or used independently as a standalone flight controller.
The main hardware documentation can be found here.
Although supported in PX4 v1.10, a few issues have been addressed since than which are currently being maintained by ModalAI here. These changes are mostly picked up in the master branch after the v1.10 release, with ongoing development for improvments in VIO and VOA being added as needed and then upstreamed.
More information about the firmware can be found here.
This board supported in QGroundControl 4.0 and later.
|MCU||216MHz, 32-bit ARM M7 STM32F765II|
|Secure Element||A71CH (I2C4)|
|microSD Card||Information on supported cards|
|Outputs||6 LEDs (2xRGB)|
|8 PWM Channels|
|Extra Interfaces||3 serial ports|
- Flight Core Complete Kit is available here
- Flight Core Board Only is available here
- Flight Core assembled with VOXL and cameras is available at here
The diagram below shows the recommended orientation, which corresponds to
ROTATION_NONE on PX4 master branch (and on the ModalAI-maintained PX4 v1.10 branch)
For PX4 v1.10 stable releases from QGroundControl (only) use
ROTATION_YAW_180for the above orientation.
Detailed information about the pinouts can be found here.
|J1||VOXL Communications Interface Connector (TELEM2)|
|J2||Programming and Debug Connector|
|J4||VOXL Spare Communications Interface Connector (TELEM3)|
|J5||Telemetry Connector (TELEM1)|
|J6||VOXL-Power Management Input / Expansion|
|J7||8-Channel PWM Output Connector|
|J8||CAN Bus Connector|
|J9||PPM RC In|
|J10||External GPS & Magnetometer Connector|
|J12||Spektrum UART Connector|
|J13||I2C Display (Spare Sensor Connector) / Safety Button Input|
The full user guide is available here.
To build PX4 for this target:
|USART3||/dev/ttyS2||Debug Console (J2)|
|UART4||/dev/ttyS3||Expansion UART (J6)|
|UART5||/dev/ttyS4||TELEM2, Primary VOXL Communications (J1)|
Please visit http://support.modalai.com/ for more information.