TauLabs Sparky2


above image and some content courtesy of the TauLabs wiki


Support for the TauLabs Sparky2 is available with Copter-3.6.0 (and higher)


Due to flash memory limitations, this board does not include all ArduPilot features. See Firmware Limitations for details.


  • Processor
    • STM32F405 ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller
    • 168 Mhz/1 MB Flash
    • 32-bit failsafe co-processor
  • Sensors
    • InvenSense MPU9250 IMU (accel, gyro, compass)
    • MS5611 barometers
    • Dataflash for logging
  • Power
    • 4.8V ~ 10V input power provided through ESC connection
  • Interfaces
    • 6x PWM outputs (+4 more on LED port)
    • 1x RC input PWM/PPM
    • 2x analog to digital inputs for battery voltage and current monitoring
    • 1x serial input for GPS
    • 1x I2C port for external compass
    • 1x CAN bus
    • MMCX antenna connector for integrated radio
    • USB port
    • SWD Port for flashing and debugging

Where to Buy

  • Available from many retailers including HobbyKing



  • first flight of ArduPilot on Sparky2*
  • 2nd flight using PosHold, RTL*