Mounting the System
The bottom side of the autopilot has special double-sided foam tape. Remove the protection layer of the anti-vibration tape and mount the autopilot any direction you want, the actual direction can be selected during configuration procedures later. It’s recommended to mount the autopilot as close to the center of gravity as possible.
GNSS / MAG
GNSS Module provides positioning information to the system and is sensitive to EMI noise. Make sure to place GNSS module as far as possible from:
- Main body of the airframe
- RF emitting devices, such as video transmitters
- High-current cables (ESC / motors power supply)
It’s recommended to use GPS mast for that. Connect the cable and put the GPS on a mast.
Ports pinout for the Front and Rear panels
Front panel connectors pinout:
Rear panel connectors pinout:
Connect PPM / SBUS output of the RC receiver to PPM / SBUS Input port of SmartAP.
ESC / Motors PWM
Connect ESC cables to SmartAP PWM outputs 1-12 depending on the number of the motors your airframe has. The first motor is always front or front-right, it’s spinning direction is CCW. Supported airframe types and motors number / spinning direction are shown below.
If you can’t find your airframe in the list above, please, let us know and we’ll add your airframe!
GNSS / MAG
Connect the one side of the cable to GNSS module and the other one to the GPS / MAG port of the autopilot as shown on the pictures below:
Connect the one side of the cable to air telemetry module and the other one to the RADIO port of the autopilot as shown on the pictures below:
Connect power supply cable (10-36 V, 3S – 8S) from main power distribution board of the UAV.
Fully assembled and mounted system should look as follows: