The Piccolo SL autopilots provide a complete integrated avionics solution that includes the flight control processor, inertial sensors, ported air data sensors, GPS receiver and datalink radio. Piccolo SL uses the same firmware and software as other Piccolo autopilots. The Piccolo SL with its thin form factor and flexible I/O capability is ideal for small fixed wing and VTOL applications.
Notice for International Customers: Due to costs associated with international sales, duties and taxes, we will no longer accept quantity purchases of less than (10) Piccolo’s. Domestic customers do not have this quantity restriction.
5.1 x 2.24 x 0.75 inches (131 x 57x 19 mm)
3.9 oz (110g) with 900 MHz radio
EMI shielded aluminum enclosure
-40˚C to 80˚C (calibrated range, no case)
VIN: 4.5 - 28 volts
Power: 4 W (typical including 900 MHz radio)
Simulation / General interface
Fourteen (14) configurable GPIO lines. Four GPIO lines can be configured as analog inputs, 0-5V input, 10 bit conversion
900 MHz unlicensed ISM. 900 MHz Australian band. 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM. 310-390 MHz discrete. 1350-1390 MHz discrete. 1670-1700 MHz discrete.
4 Hz uBlox module GPS receiver, 5 volt
Ported static. 15-115 KPa-ported pitot. 6 Kpa differential. 192 kts max indicated airspeed
1000 waypoints saved in autopilot
3 axis gyroscopes, 300°/sec. 3 axis acceleration, 6g
Transponders, secondary comms radios, Iridium SatComm, TASE gimbals, servo PTZ gimbals, magnetometers, laser altimeters, payload passthrough, RTK GPS
900 MHz unlicensed ISM
900 MHz Australian band
2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM
310-390 MHz discrete
1350-1390 MHz discrete
Adds new support for pan-tilt servos, improved GPS/INS performance, and more flexibility in configuring payload ports
Provides accurate altitude information allowing the vehicle to perform a soft flared landing (Laser altimeter hardware sold separately).
Extends the autoland performance by using 2 cm accuracy DGPS. Supports autonomous taxi, rolling take-off, stationary and moving net recovery. Uses NovAtel DGPS equipment.
Adds support of moving net recovery needed for shipboard and other moving capture applications. Uses NovAtel DGPS equipment and associated antennas.
Includes take-off and landing, precision hover, and automated path following along with autopilot assisted manual steering modes.
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Important Export Information
The Piccolo Autopilots are controlled for Export Administration Regulations (EAR)15 CFR Parts 730-774.
The EAR regulates the export and re-export of dual-use items.
Piccolo Autopilots are available for sale outside the United States subject to an approved export authorization.
EAR violations can result in fines, penalties, debarment, and criminal sanctions. Please refer to the following websites for more information U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security Export Administration Regulations
For the export control status of your Piccolo Autopilot, product please contact your sales representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice for International Customers: Due to costs associated with international sales, duties and taxes, we will no longer accept quantity
purchases of less than (10) Piccolo’s. Domestic customers do not have this quantity restriction.