Commercial Support

We are proud to provide the following list of individuals and companies who can provide commercial support for ArduPilot. We hope this will help you get the most out of the ArduPilot project.

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This is for commercial support, not first tier technical support, please don’t expect responses to enquiries that can be answered on the forums

How to get added to this list

If you want to be listed here (and you or your company provide paid-for support for ArduPilot) please email the request to the ArduPilot team.

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Please help keep this information up to date. If you find a listed company/individual cannot be contacted please notify the ArduPilot team so we can remove them!

Support Providers

Droidika S.A. de C.V.

Address: Circunvalacion Ote #689, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jal. 45030, Mexico

Contact: Jaime Machuca

Tel.: +52 33 3777 5327

Email: jaime@droidika.com

Capabilities:

  • Vehicle Design/Integration
  • Vehicle Setup
  • Trouble Shooting and support (log review, vehicle support)
  • Local 3DR Service site for Mexico (tier 1 and tier 2)
  • Customization of Ardupilot code
  • Companion Computer setup

ProfiCNC

Address: 424 Nicholson Street, Black Hill VIC 3350, Australia

Contact: Philip Rowse

Email: Philip@proficnc.com

Web: www.proficnc.com

Philip has years of experience designing autopilot hardware including the Pixhawk2 which is used in the 3DR Solo.

Capabilities:

  • Autopilot Hardware design
  • Accessory customization
  • Mechanical consulting
  • Systems engineering
  • Intricate knowledge of the Pixhawk system (designer of Pixhawk 2, and Pixhawk Fire)
  • Co-designed the PX4 CAN ESC

Leonard Hall

Contact: Leonard Hall

Email: leonardthall@gmail.com

Leonard is responsible for many core pieces of Ardupilot’s multicopter code including critical parts of the attitude, navigation and motor control libraries. He also developed the multicopter “AutoTune” feature and is generally considered the expert in tuning Ardupilot’s multicopter vehicles. He was responsible for discovering the ideal tune for many of 3DR’s vehicles including the IRIS, Y6, X8, Spectre and Solo. He also developed the Ardupilot tune for the Bebop1 and Bebop2.

Capabilities:

  • Multirotor Tuning
  • Airframe design and performance optimisation
  • Navigation and attitude controller features
  • Flight mode design and implementation
  • Troubleshooting and support (log review, vehicle support)

Communis Tech Inc.

Contact: Bill Bonney

Email: bill@communistech.com

DIYDrones: http://diydrones.com/profile/BillBonney

web: http://www.communistech.com/

Capabilities:

Communis Tech Inc provides bespoke software development needs for ArduPilot and other UAV ecosystems including emerging IoT and wearables tech. Communis Tech Inc. is based in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Ground Control Station development (Qt, iPhone/iPad/iOS, Android)
  • Autopilot Firmware Development & Technical Support
  • Microcontroller Development
  • Bluetooth Development (Classic 2.0 and Low Energy 4.x)
  • WiFi Development

jDrones Asia

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Contact: Jani Hirvinen

Email: jani@jdrones.com

Location: Thailand/SE-Asia

Website: jdrones.com

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jDrones is a leading integrator of ArduPilot into small UAVs. Since creating the original ArduCopter frame design in 2010 jDrones has grown to provide a wide range of components and consulting services, and is always looking to provide innovative solutions to the needs of both hobbyist and professional users

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Capabilities:

  • Autopilot/Airframe/Electronics design and manufacturing
  • Accessory customization
  • Mechanical engineering/consulting
  • Systems engineering/consulting
  • Software engineering
  • Original ArduCopter designer/manufacturer
  • Training services
  • Maintenance services
  • Groundstation systems design/manufacturing

Grant Morphett

Contact: Grant Morphett

Email: grant@gmorph.com

Location: Canberra/Australia

Capabilities:

I spend all my time developing the ArduPilot software and operating vehicles such as Planes, Multirotors, Rovers & Boats to test the software and subsequently analysing logs.

  • ArduPilot software developer all vehicle types
  • ArduPilot Rover maintainer
  • Troubleshooting and support (log review, vehicle support)

Erle Robotics

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Bilbao Offices, Spain Calle Uribitarte 6 2a planta, Bilbao 48001, Vizcaya, Spain

Vitoria Offices, Spain Calle Venta de la Estrella, 6 Pab. 130, Vitoria-Gasteiz 01006, Álava, Spain

Capabilities:

  • Autopilot hardware design (creators of Erle-Brain, Erle-Brain 2 and several shields for Linux autopilots e.g.: the PXFmini)
  • Deep understanding of the APM code
  • Vehicle design, integration and setup
  • Troubleshooting and support (log review, vehicle support)
  • New vehicle creation and support
  • Robot Operating System (ROS) commercial support
  • Robot Operating System 2 (ROS 2) commercial support
  • Robot and drone simulation services using Gazebo
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Laser Navigation SRL (Virtualrobotix)

Contact:

Email: info@virtualrobotix.com

Phone: +390363968520

Website and shop: www.virtualrobotix.it

Community: www.virtualrobotix.com

Skype: virtualrobotix

Address: Via Matteotti,34, Calcio (BG), 24054, Italy

Capabilities:

Autopilot hardware design :

  • VR Brain 5: Professional Level Flight Control Board support : APM Copter , Plane , Rover based on STM32F4 micro controller.
  • VR uBrain 5: Entry Level Flight Control Board support : APM Copter , Plane , Rover based on STM32F4 micro controller.
  • VR Brain LX: R&D support : APM Copter, Plane , Rover based on RPI2 core CPU
  • VR Brain 6 core : Professional Level Flight Control Board support : APM Copter , Plane , Rover based on STM32F4-F7 (WIP) micro controller.
  • VR GPS 8: Advanced GNSS system support GPS , GLONASS , EGNOSS, BEIDU constellation and integrate HMC5983 magnetometer.
  • VR Link: Telemetry module on 868 - 433 mhz support VR Brain and uBrain .

Software and firmware development :

  • Support customization of Nuttx operating system and ArduPilot functionality.
  • Support customization of Mission Planner and VR Pad Station application ( Ground Station based on Android Operating Systems).
  • Vehicle design, integration and setup
  • Troubleshooting and support (log review, vehicle support)
  • New vehicle creation and support
  • Custom design of advanced Companion Computer , integration with ROS and support in development of SLAM advanced functionality and advanced payload managment.
  • Advanced support of startup projectss (some kickstarter drone companies develop products with support of our dev team).

RFDesign Pty Ltd

Contact:

Email: info@rfdesign.com.au

Phone: +61 (0)7 3272 8769

Website: http://rfdesign.com.au

  • Designers and Manufacturers of long range telemetry solutions (RFD900)
  • Antenna design and placement for UAV platforms
  • System integration of sensors
  • Custom circuit and PCB design
  • Manufacturing support for Prototype and Volume production

Marcopter

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Contact: Marco Robustini

Email: robustinimarco@gmail.com

Location: Italy

Phone: +393381060074 Website: www.marcopter.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/erarius

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/edexpert

Skype: erario

Since 2001 I have been the lead tester of “APM:Copter”, with all the “Ardupilot” software i’ve achieved almost 5.000 flight hours. I’m “Autopilot Specialist”, i work with many drones companies as a consultant and test pilot.

  • APM:Copter lead tester
  • Autopilot/Airframe/Electronics design, manufacturing, system integration and and performance optimisation
  • Troubleshooting and support (log review, vehicle support)
  • Navigation and attitude controller features
  • Systems engineering/consulting
  • Mechanical engineering/consulting
  • Training and testing services
  • Maintenance services

David “Buzz” Bussenschutt

Address: 10 Seidler St, Yeronga QLD 4104, Australia

Contact: David “Buzz”

Email: davidbuzz@gmail.com

Capabilities:

  • Consultation Services

  • Customizations of Ardupilot/APM code

  • Microcontroller Development - including Arduino/APM(atmel), Pixhawk/PX4(ARM Cortex), RFD900/SiK (8051), esp8266 wifi (Tensilica RISC) etc.

    Web Software Development - HTML, PHP, SQL , Javascript, etc

  • Server/Network Systems Administration/Integration - including Private, Cloud, AWS, Google etc

  • Ground Control Station development - Mission Planner tweaks, MavProxy modules, dronekit

  • Vehicle Design/Integration - Plane and Copter

  • Vehicle Setup - Plane and Copter

  • Mechanical consulting

  • Systems engineering

  • Companion Computer setup

  • Trouble Shooting and support (log review, vehicle support)

  • Autopilot Hardware and/or Accessory customization


Autonomous Systems Cooperative (ASC///)

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Contact: Bill Bonney, Rob Lefebvre or Patrick Krekelberg

Email: info@autosystems.io

Location: North America

Website: http://autosystems.io

ASC is founded by two core developers from the ArduPilot ecosystem and has close connections with ArduPilot developers around the world.

ASC offer more than just consulting on Ardupilot code, but complete end-to-end solutions. R&D, vehicle design, rapid prototyping micro-manufacturing, program management, autopilot code, payload integration, user interfaces. ASC also offer assistance with operations, flight training, etc. As little or as much as required to get customer’s ideas off the ground, or along it! Companies can focus on integrating mobile robotics into their business and developing new revenue streams, instead of having to undertake the long and difficult process of developing UAS expertise and technology in-house.

Capabilities:

  • Autopilot/Airframe/Electronics design and manufacturing
  • Mechanical engineering/consulting
  • Systems engineering/consulting
  • Software engineering for flight controllers
  • Application development (Qt, iOS, Android, Windows)

AerialRobotics Australia Ptd Ltd

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Contact: Andrew Tridgell

Email: andrew@aerialrobotics.com.au

Location: Canberra, Australia

Website: http://aerialrobotics.com.au

AerialRobotics Australia can help your business make the most of ArduPilot. From custom feature development to log analysis and tuning, Andrew has the experience and expertise to maximise the benefit you get from the ArduPilot platform.

Andrew is a lead developer of fixed wing support for ArduPilot, along with the lead developer for all QuadPlane variants and the systems lead for ArduPilot sensors, hardware drivers and platform support. Aerialrobotics Australia is experienced at working with international clients to provide top quality support anywhere in the world.


ArduPilot Initiative

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Email: info@ardupilotinitiative.com

Location: Colorado USA, Australia, Japan

Website: http://www.ardupilotinitiative.com/

The ArduPilot Initiative provides tailored services to professional and commercial users of ArduPilot. Services cover anything ArduPilot related from troubleshooting logs, adding new features, integrating new sensors/payloads, developing hardware to work with ArduPilot, and tuning assistance. The ArduPilot Initiative has a deep bench of lead and core developers available to field the right team for your custom needs.

In addition to supporting ArduPilot developers through customer based tasks, ArduPilot Initiative makes a contribution from every task to the ArduPilot.org non-profit. This provides two ways to keep ArduPilot going strong and improve the community!


Note

To be added to this page we require that the applicant has made a contribution to ArduPilot or a related project in some way. That includes code, documentation or helping people out on the forums. The intention with this policy is to ensure that companies listed here will be active participants in the community.