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
USB to PPM or RS232
Up to 4 USB Sticks
Stick, Pedals and Others
Control Signal Trim
Up to 4 simultaneous sticks
Joystick, pedals, throttle, etc
RS232 or PPM joystick signal
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.
Up to 16 channels
Any kind of drone platform
Up to 4 simultaneus sticks
Easiness and Flexibility
Available user manuals
Joysticks of any brand
Joystick to PPM
Independent from PC
Veronte or third party systems
Robust aluminium enclosure
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.
|Number of Channels||Up to 16|
|Joystick Outputs||1x PPM | 1x RS232|
|PPM Connector||3.5mm Jack|
|RS232 Connector||Internal connection|
|Joystick Inputs||4x USB|
|Multiple Sticks||Up to 4 sticks|
|Stick Compatibility||Joystick, throttle, pedals, wheel, etc|
|Configurable||“n” joystick input to “n” channel|
|Trim Function||Configurable and available for all channels|
|Data Saving||Configuration import and export|
|PC Independent||Yes, stand-alone unit|
|Power input||5 VDC | 2.5 A|
|Enclosure||Black anodized aluminium|
|Customizable||Expandable on request|