Desert Rotor

Drone Ground Control Stations (GCS) & Portable GCS for UAV, Drones and UGV

United States of America
Desert Rotor
Drone Ground Control Stations (GCS) & Portable GCS for UAV, Drones and UGV
7302 E. Helm Drive, Suite #2004, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA United States of America Regional offices
+1 888 938 8470

Desert Rotor is a leading portable GCS manufacturer suppling professional, drone ground control stations (GCS) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).Rugged Ground Control Station (GCS)

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.

UAV Ground Control Station


MIRA 12X HOTAS Portable UAV Ground Control StationThe MIRA 12X is our latest generation of single-screen UAV ground control station, featuring an all-new full-colour 19″ HD touchscreen and an integrated head-up display. Based around the OnLogic HX500 Embedded PC platform, the powerful GCS includes a choice of Intel i3, i7 and i9 processors.

The redesigned switch array allows users to fully customise I/O functions to exact requirements. The system also features a full-sized keyboard with more international options, as well as a large multi-gesture trackpad for easy and intuitive interaction.

The radio bay has been optimized for more internal space, and is compatible with a wide range of radio modules, digital IP modems, video receivers and third-party accessories.

Base System Specifications:

Channels 12 Channel Functionality
Display Single LG Display 19″ HD Wide 1440×900 – 1200NITS
Battery 4S Li-Ion 5.2Ah (parallel ports for 10.4Ah or more)
Flight Joystick APEM 55 Hall Effect 3-Axis w/ 2 Top Button
Aux Joystick 2-Axis Payload & Gimbal Controls w/ Dial
Throttle Delrin Machined Precision Slider w/ Detent
Wireless Intel 8260 M.2 Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.0, vPro
Case Pelican 1510 (22”x13.81”x9” LxWxD, 28 lbs)

Embedded PC Options:

Processor RAM HD OS GPU
Intel Comet Lake Core i5 8GB 256GB Win 10 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Comet Lake Core i7 16GB 512GB Win 10 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Comet Lake Core i9 16GB 1TB Win 10 Intel UHD Graphics 630

The MIRA 12X HOTAS Portable Drone Ground Control Station is available with an optional Rucpac™ Backpack attachment, for a truly portable solution:

Portable Ground Control Station (GCS)

Other Options:

Analog Communications 868/915MHz TBS Crossfire™ – Air & Ground
RFD900X Radio Modem Set – Air & Ground
12PCX Adapter Dock & FTDI for RFD900X
12PCX HOTAS PPM Signal Cable to Radio
Digital IP Communications 2.4GHz MIMO 2×2 Picoradio™ – Air
2.4GHz MIMO 2×2 Microhard™ – Ground
Picoradio Cable Kit w/Serial to SBUS Converter
4G/LTE Microhard™ Cellular Radio – Ground
SkyHopper LTE/Combo
900MHz/Triband Picoradio™ MIMO Nx
Sky-Drones SmartAP AIRLink
Video Communications Airborne Innovations Picocamera
Clearview HD Direct Video System
Antennas 868/915MHz TBS Diamond for Crossfire™
2.4GHz Pepperbox Antenna for Microhard™
2.4GHz RHCP Antenna for Picoradio™
Airborne Innovations Tracking Antenna
Field Accessories Desert Rotor Field Stand
Desert Rotor GCS Panoramic Displays

Collapsible Rugged Field Stands

Collapsible Rugged GCS Field Stands

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.

Collapsible Rugged GCS Stands
Regional Offices & Locations
Desert Rotor United States of America 7302 E. Helm Drive, Suite #2004, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA +1 888 938 8470 Contact Send Message Website