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As an open-source project, all source code and hardware plans are freely available on the SVN Server for anyone to produce, use, modify, and redistribute in accordance with the GPL License Agreement which requires only that the open-source nature of the project be maintained by all who redistribute it.

We encourage the distribution of hardware for profit or otherwise and invite any users with paparazzi-related hardware to post links and purchasing information on this page. Please use the Discussion Tab to describe your experiences with any of these vendors.



Our Items

Confused what to buy? Just give us an email and we will help you decide (

We make it simple. Each autopilot is professionally assembled in a large factory so every one is the same and the same high-quality. To be sure yours will work we open every one and test before shipping. The tests are the same steps you see on the Wiki:

  1. We load the bootloader
  2. configure the GPS module (LEA-5H Tiny2.11 we also update the GPS Firmware to the latest from u-blox)
  3. We load a sample tiny2.11 program into it.
  4. We verify it runs the program (LED1/RED flashes)
  5. Then acquires a 3D fix (LED2/GREEN flashes)

We verify it can be programmed before you receive it. This allows you to focus on learning paparazzi. :)

Please eMail with any questions or special requests before you place your orders. We return emails as quickly as possible. If it's an easy question within hours. More complex or longer explanation requests may take some time to read then write your answer so be patient.

IMPORTANT When registering with use your correct email and phone number. When there are updates you will be emailed automatically. Should there be a problem with your order (usually shipping address is incorrect) we have only this email to contact you. Give us an invalid email and phone number means your order will not ship until you contact us and provide a valid email.

Visit the PPZUAV WebStore to see the latest offerings.

CheBuzz Paparazzi

*Note - Due to my professional obligations, my webstore has temporarily been suspended until at least June 1, 2010.

CheBuzz Paparazzi is proud to become the first reseller of Paparazzi equipment in the EU. That means faster shipping, no packages getting stuck in customs, and no having to pay import duties! All equipment is thoroughly tested. Your equipment is guaranteed to work upon arrival.

My Current Offerings:

Credit card processing on my website is approved and installed! It is now my preferred form of payment. I also will accept other most other common forms of payment. E-mail me to arrange other forms of payment.

Trying to answer some common questions, I strive to make everything as "plug and play" as possible for you. So of course that means the bootloader and GPS have been preprogrammed. The PPM encoder is also preprogrammed and ready to go with the latest bootloader and firmware. Kits come with all the cables necessary. If you have any other suggestions, I would love to hear them. Please email me and let me know.



Sparkfun is a great source of miscellaneous electronics like:

  • Gyros
  • Accelerometers
  • Pressure sensors
  • Ultrasonic distance sensors
  • Temperature/humidity sensors
  • USB to Serial converters
  • LEDs
  • Etc.


Olimex PCBs

Fast PCB Prototypes