Desert Rotor is a leading manufacturer and supplier of professional, portable ground control stations (GCS) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones and UGVs.
Our complete drone GCS solutions are compatible with almost any fixed-wing or multirotor UAV and many drone autopilots.
Our-easy-to-use ground control station platform utilises the HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) layout, an intuitive set-up used in defense and manned aviation that provides a high degree of flight control and versatility.
Dual Screen UAV Ground Control Station
12PCX HOTAS HD Portable GCS
The 12PCX HOTAS HD is a fully integrated professional ground station built around a Logic Supply embedded Intel-based PC and designed into a rugged Pelican flight case. The dual Ultra HD 1900×1200 LCD displays feature IPS (in-plane switching) technology and are fully sunlight viewable.
With the ability to quickly swap out components such as video receivers, antennas, RF transmitters, digital modems and even the embedded PC, the 12PCX HOTAS HD is a highly modular system that is easily upgraded and future-proofed. The system can interface with almost any unmanned aircraft and many autopilot systems, using either an analogue PPM radio (such as TBS Crossfire, DragonLink or RFD) or a digital radio (e.g. Silvus, Microhard).
The GCS Smart View interface allows users to assign channels and functions to preferred buttons, switches, dials and joysticks via a fully interactive on-screen display overlay. This revolutionary system creates a completely configurable interface for virtually any desired platform, and also allows pilots to quickly and easily switch between multiple models of UAV and operate an entire fleet with just one GCS.
Base System Specifications:
12 Channel Functionality
Ultra-HD 10.1” 1920×1200 IPS Tech 700 NITs
4S Li-Ion 5.2Ah (parallel ports for 10.4Ah or more)
APEM 55 Hall Effect 3-Axis w/ 2 Top Button
2-Axis Payload & Gimbal Controls w/ Dial
Delrin Machined Precision Slider
Intel 8260 M.2 Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.0, vPro
Pelican 1510 (22”x13.81”x9” LxWxD, 28 lbs)
Embedded PC Options:
Intel Bay Trail
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Kaby Lake
Core i3 2.4GHz or Core i5 2.6GHz
Intel HD 620
Intel Kaby Lake
Core i7 1.90Ghz
Intel HD 620
The 12PCX HOTAS HD Dual Screen UAV Ground Control Station is available with an optional Rucpac™ Backpack attachment, for a truly portable solution:
RF Transmitter Modules
868/915MHz TBS Crossfire – Air & Ground
RFD900X Radio Modem Set – Air & Ground
12PCX Adapter Dock & FTDI for RFD900X
12PCX HOTAS PPM Signal Cable
900MHz/2.4GHz MIMO Picoradio – Air
900MHz/2.4GHz MIMO Microhard – Ground
Picoradio Cable Kit
5.8GHz Clearview Pro Diversity
5.8GHz Lumenier Diversity
4G/LTE Microhard Bullet Cellular Radio
5.8GHz Vitennas Video Antenna Set
868/915MHz TBS Diamond for Crossfire
2.4GHz Pepperbox for Microhard
2.4GHz RHCP Antenna for Picoradio
Our lightweight, heavy-duty field stands have been custom-engineered to fit all Desert Rotor HOTAS Ground Control Stations, providing rapid deployment and ease of UAV operation in even the most rugged and remote locations. The hard-wearing design features quick setup, requiring you only to drop the GCS Pelican case into the cutout, with collapsible legs mounted under the field stand.