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The Paparazzi project began in 2003 with the goal of creating a free and open-source UAV guidance system which could be easily adapted to a wide variety of aircraft for a wide variety of applications. The system has since proved to be extremely successful and Paparazzi-based aircraft have won all top positions in every flight contest in which they competed.

As an open-source project, all source code and hardware plans are freely available on the internet 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.

Paparazzi is currently being developed by several universities and a team of enthusiast volunteers from around the world. It is used by private corporations, universities and hobbyists for an ever-increasing number of applications.

One of the greatest challenges facing newcomers to the project has always been the fabrication of the airborne hardware - so with the rapidly increasing number of users and hardware requests, the team now feels the need for commercially-produced hardware to be made available at minimal cost to the public. Therefore this announcement has two purposes:

  • To find a company interested and capable of manufacturing and distributing the Paparazzi hardware.
  • To collect a list of committed buyers so that we may accurately predict the required manufacturing and sales volumes.

We ask all interested parties to add your name and hardware request to the list below by editing this page

Preliminary list of buying intentions

Pricing will be determined based on volume and announced when a first run quantity is determined.

Name Tiny Autopilot w/ GPS Classix Autopilot GPS w/ Antenna IR/gyro Sensor 5V Regulator
ENAC 10 10 10 20 10
Poine 3 3 2 6 3
Yvest 2 2 2 6 3
elik 2 2 0 0 2
Supaero 3 0 0 3 0
the Pauls 2 0 0 2 0
JeffT11 1 0 1 1 1
Miraterre 5 0 0 5 5
Martin 3 3 2 1 3
phaelicks 0 1 0 0 1
Chris 0 2 2 2 2
Filipe 0 1 1 2 0
Glen 0 1 1 2 1
Michel 2 0 0 2 2
Ben Hardy 1 1 1 1 1
Indelay 1 1 1 1 1
Secho 1 1 1 1 1
Miguaise 0 0 0 2 0
Johnstorm 1 1 0 0 0
Kevin B 0 0 0 2 0
Robert 2 1 1 3 2
Ronald A 0 1 1 1 1
JöWi 2 0 0 2 0
Robert H 2 2 2 2 2
montaga 2 2 2 2 2
Ethan 0 2 0 2 (gyro only) 2
Jruip 2 2 2 2 2
Dave Hylands 2 2 2 2 2
Vic 2 0 0 2 2
Reinhold 2 2 2 4 2
xinhuachen 2 2 2 2 2
Ciko 1 0 0 1 1
Total 56 45 38 84 56