MindPX Hardware

The AirMind® MindPX series is a new generation autopilot system branched from Pixhawk®.

MindPX Controller

These flight controllers are manufacturer supported.

Quick Summary

The main hardware documentation is here.

MindPX is a new generation autopilot system branched from Pixhawk®, been revised in schematic and structure, and been further enhanced with new features to make un-manned vehicle more smart and more friendly to use.

MindPX increases total PWM output channels to 16 (8 main outputs + 8 aux outputs). This means that MindPX can support more complicated VTOL configurations and more fine control. It is especially meaningful for those FMU-V4 based flight controllers as MindPX implements main and aux output in one single FMU.

  • Main System-on-Chip: STM32F427
    • CPU: 32bits, 168 MHz ARM Cortex® M4 with FPU
    • RAM: 256 KB SRAM
    • 2MB Flash
    • ST Micro LSM303D 14 bit accelerometer/magnetometer
    • MEAS MS5611 barometer
    • InvenSense® MPU6500 integrated 6-axis sensors
  • Highlighted features:
    • CNC processed aluminum alloy case, light and solid
    • Built-in isolated IMU redundancy
    • Total 16 PWM output channel (8 main + 8 aux)
    • 1 extra I2C port for flow connection.
    • 1 extra USB port for companion computer connection (built-in UART-to-USB converter)
    • Exposed debug port for development

Quick Start


MindPX Mounting


MindPX Wiring 1

MindPX Wiring 2


MindPX Pinout

Num. Description Num. Description
1 Power 9 I2C2 (MindFLow)
2 Debug (refresh bootloader) 10 USB2 (Serial 2 to USB)
3 USB1 (refresh firmware) 11 UART4,5
4 Reset 12 UART1 (Telemetry)
5 UART3 (GPS) 13 CAN
6 I2C1(external compass) 14 ADC
7 TF card slot 15 Tricolor Light
8 NRF/SPI(Remote Control) 16 Looper

Radio Receiver

MindPX supports a wide variety of radio receivers (since V2.6) including: PPM/SBUS/DSM/DSM2/DSMX. MindPX also support FrSky® bi-direction telemetry D and S.Port.

For detailed Pin diagram, please refer to the User Guide.

Building Firmware

Most users will not need to build this firmware! It is pre-built and automatically installed by QGroundControl when appropriate hardware is connected.

To build PX4 for this target:

make airmind_mindpx-v2_default

Companion PC connection

MindPX has a USB-TO-UART Bridge IC on the board. A micro-USB to USB type A cable is used for the connection. Connect micro-USB end to the 'OBC' port of MindPX and USB type A end to companion computer.

And the max BAUD rate is the same with px4 family, which is up to 921600.

User Guide

The user guide is here.

Where to Buy

MindRacer is available at AirMind Store on internet. You can also find MindRacer at Amazon® or eBay®.

Serial Port Mapping

UART Device Port
USART1 /dev/ttyS0 RC
USART2 /dev/ttyS1 TELEM1
USART3 /dev/ttyS2 TELEM2
UART4 /dev/ttyS3 GPS1
USART6 /dev/ttyS4 ?
UART7 /dev/ttyS5 Debug Console
UART8 /dev/ttyS6 ?


Please visit http://www.mindpx.org for more information. Or you can send email to support@mindpx.net for any inquiries or help.

© PX4 Dev Team. License: CC BY 4.0            Updated: 2024-02-13 22:49:01

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