Veronte Stick Expander

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  • Veronte Stick Expander

    Veronte Stick Expander

    The Veronte Stick Expander enables the use of USB sticks within the Veronte ecosystem. This USB to RS232 | USB to PPM converter is developed to be compatible with USB sticks (joysticks, throttle, pedals, etc) combining the stick signals into a generic PPM or RS232 output.

    This joystick converter is compatible with any commercially available stick and permits combining signals from multiple sticks connected simultaneously. This system allows an easy adaptation to any drone / UAV piloting style, improving the feeling of the pilot and helping operators to familiarise with the autonomous vehicle control.

    16 control channels

    16 Control Channels

    USB to PPM or RR23

    USB to PPM or RS232

    Up to 4 USB sticks

    Up to 4 USB Sticks

    stick pedals and others

    Stick, Pedals and Others

    Custom Complexity - Control signal TRIM

    Control Signal Trim

    Multiple Stick

    Up to 4 simultaneous sticks

    Custom Layout

    Joystick, pedals, throttle, etc

    Dual Output

    RS232 or PPM joystick signal

    Multi-Stick Inputs

    Veronte Stick Expander has the exclusiveness of being the unique joystick converter product in the market with the possibility of integrating up to 4 USB joysticks into a single PPM or RS232 signal. Depending on the drone operation or the UAV control station layout, the multi-joystick feature can be enabled or a single controller can be used for drone control, being possible to combine multiple kinds of joysticks and pedals to recreate an aircraft flight cabin or creating any custom drone operation GCS.

    It accepts any USB device for piloting the UAV or the unmanned vehicle, from joysticks to throttle handle, pedals, etc. being an easy way to adapt the drone GCS to the pilot and drone requirements. In addition, the Veronte Stick Expander can work as USB to PPM or USB to RS232 joystick converter. The state of the art of flight management and joystick controls in UAV operations!

    Multiple Channels

    The Veronte Stick Expander is configured to accept up to 16 control channels coming from the USB joysticks connected. The operator can design a system where those 16 channels are combined into a single PPM or RS232 output. It permits to use commercial USB sticks for drone and UAV control.

    Following the steps of our Veronte Autopilot 1x, it permits to control any vehicle with a wide variety of options. Manual, semi-autonomous and fly-by-wire control is possible. Regardless if the drone is a multirotor, fixed-wing, VTOL or if it has a custom layout. For example, a helicopter can be controlled using cyclic joystick, collective lever and pedals to control it as if the pilot were inside a real cabin.

    Control Channels

    Up to 16 channels

    Compatibility

    Any kind of drone platform

    Multi-Joysticks

    Up to 4 simultaneus sticks

    Easiness and Flexibility

    Available user manuals

    Adaptability

    Joysticks of any brand

    Direct Connection

    Joystick to PPM

    Configurable

    One of the main advantages of this system is its easiness and flexibility of configuration. Configuration via WIFI allows to develop a perfect and quick customization to any kind of platform (fixed wings, multirotors, helicopters, hybrids …). In addition, its adaptability enables to work with joysticks of any brand and with the possibility of a direct connection between Joystick and transmitter.

    The operator is able to trace every channel to one joystick input (stick or button) and it is possible to view the final schema. Furthermore, the channel’s configuration can be downloaded for later use or to export it to a different drone GCS.

    Redundancy

    Independent from PC

    Customized Service

    Veronte or third party systems

    Robustness

    Robust aluminium enclosure

    Stand Alone

    Veronte Stick Expander has its own operating system, allowing it to work independently from a PC. The fact that it doesn’t need a PC adds redundancy to the system, thus in case of a PC failure, the manual control will remain operational. Software is designed and optimized for this specific mission, avoiding delays, bugs or any other factors that could affect systems reliability.

    It can work with Veronte Autopilot systems or third-party solutions. The PPM or RS232 output is readable from any kind of receiver or autopilot system using a PPM or RS232 joystick input. On the other hand, its aluminium enclosure and high-quality software makes it a robust solution.

    Features 
    Number of ChannelsUp to 16
    Joystick Outputs1x PPM | 1x RS232
    PPM Connector3.5mm Jack
    RS232 ConnectorInternal connection
    Joystick Inputs4x USB
    Multiple SticksUp to 4 sticks
    Stick CompatibilityJoystick, throttle, pedals, wheel, etc
    Configuration WayWIFI
    Configurable“n” joystick input to “n” channel
    Trim FunctionConfigurable and available for all channels
    Data SavingConfiguration import and export
    PC IndependentYes, stand-alone unit
    Power input5 VDC | 2.5 A
    EnclosureBlack anodized aluminium
    Size90x62x25mm
    Weight150g
    CustomizableExpandable on request