Erle-Plane X5

Erle-Plane X5 is a Linux-based smart drone that uses robotic frameworks such as ROS (the Robot Operating System) and the award winning APM software autopilot to achieve different flightmodes.

Erle-Plane X5 is ideal for outdoor operations.

Erle-Plane Setup

Feature Description
Dimensions 550 x 1180 mm
Weight 920 grams fully assembled (battery included)
Colour White

Part name Note
Erle-Brain 2 Addons: WiFi 802.11ac USB dongle
Flashed MicroSD
Power module
GPS UBlox Neo 8M
PXFmini Addons: WiFi 802.11ac USB dongle
microUSB to USB adapter for WiFi
Flashed MicroSD
Power module (JST GH)
GPS UBlox Neo 8M
Raspberry Pi Zero
HobbyKing Skywalker X-5
Radio controller
Servos HobbyKing 8482 HK15178B
Motor Around 1000 rpm
Sports Electric Propeller 11x7 CCW

The Erle-Brain 2 should be configured. Request the latest image for your Erle-Brain 2 or acquire a flashed one with your order to Erle Robotics To configure the Erle-Brain 2 the easy method is via HDMI with the Erle Robotics User Interface

  • Set as an Erle-Plane

  • Connect via network to APM and Load Parameters for this plane

The ESC should be connect to the motor and to the Erle-Brain 2 PWM #3. The servos, need to be connected to the PWM #1 and #2, the RC receiver to the PWM #14.

Ensure everything is in place. Check that the motor is well screwed to the wooden piece and the servos are holded in their place with duck tape.

Be careful with the propeller. A suggestion is to make the first test without the propeller attached to the motor, once all works correctly, put the propeller.