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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

USA Based

OneFastDaddy Website: is a Paparazzi Project Member (onefastdaddy on IRC) who has made available Paparazzi PCBs. What's on that webstore is what I have available. You have to register but it takes just a minute and Payment is PayPal only to keep things simple. I'm sampling Assmbled Tiny2.11 now from the same people doing the PCBs. Like everything else I will put them on the Website when I confirm the samples were assembled correctly.

What's avail. on the Website Now (everything listed is in stock ready to ship USPS worldwide)

  • Tiny2.11 bare PCB (2-layer)
  • Tiny1.3 bare PCB (4-layer)
  • GPS board bare PCB for Classix/Tiny2.11 (4-layer)
  • IR Dual Axis bare PCB (2-layer)
  • IR Single Axis bare PCB (2-layer)
  • Assembled Tiny2.11 (with and without GPS/Antenna)

We will be adding all components required to build Paparazzi Project aircraft shortly(i.e. RC gear, aircraft, servos, ESC ... ).
Please check back with us for updates.

UK Based

After numerous requests i am working on supplying all pcb's , parts , gps etc and will be fully supporting the paparazzi projects now and in the future , so please bear with Richard & Myself David (cncbasher), whilst we gather stocks and manufacture pcb's etc , enquirys can be made direct to if you wish , a web site is in the process( now up and running see below ) of being put together which will incorporate sales of everything papparazzi , we will even help in getting your own built projects going if you are stuck so long as it's paparazzi based ! too , Bare PCB'S are now available for tiny13 v1.1 , classix v0.99 & dual_ir incl free 1st class postage ,whilst we work on getting the shop up and running if you need bare pcb's , they can be purchased using Paypal from our website . we are currently assembling a few for testing and will announce availability shortly of assembled boards and complete kits , along with wiring harness's , usb lead's , gps , antennas & zigbee modules etc.

Although the website is new , we hope to have stocks of almost everything you will need , and other rc supplies too .