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Possibility of adding an airspeed sensor?

I would be interested in ordering a few quality differential pressure sensors for use in determining airspeed. Does Pololu have any interest in offering carrier boards for something like the 5525DSO-DB001DS from TE Connectivity? I think these would be especially popular among the autonomous aircraft crowd, and could be price competitive with currently available options at a much higher quality.


Hello, V-22

Thanks for the suggestion; I was not aware of those and they do look interesting. Unfortunately, with our reduced operations during the pandemic, it’s probably not a project we would be working on soon.

Can you provide more information about these existing solutions you mention?

- Ben

Hi Ben,

Thank you for the reply! Here are a few examples of the types of airspeed sensors I’m referring to:

The more recent versions use an i2c or CAN interface. They are commonly used with flight controllers running software like Ardupilot (https://ardupilot.org/plane/docs/airspeed.html), iNav (https://quadmeup.com/inav-airspeed-sensor-which-one-to-choose/). Please let me know if there are any other details that would be helpful.

Thanks for the consideration, and Happy New Year!