Micasense RedEdge UAV Mapper Installation



Do the following to configure a Micasense RedEdge multispectral camera in a Tuffwing UAV Mapper.

RedEdge Setup


  1. Connect the Tuffwing Rededge trigger cable to Pin51/AUX2/RC10 on the back of your Pixhawk.
  2. You will need to provide 5 volts to the back of the Pixhawk. The 5 amp BEC on the Plush40 ESC has been tested.
  3. Rededge cameras automatically geotag images using a Pixhawk GPS. Connect an Pixhawk GPS to the RedEdge's GPS port using its 6 pin DF13 connector.
  4. Power up the RedEdge by plugging the servo cable into a 5 volt UBEC or ESC.

  5. The RedEdge will create a WiFi access point. Connect to rededge########. Password is micasense.
  6. Start your web browser and go to

  7. Select the Settings tab and configure your RedEdge as shown and Save.

Configure your Pixhawk

  1. Connect to your Pixhawk with Mission Planner and go to Initial Setup > Camera Gimbal and set as shown above.

Right-click on the map and select Trigger Camera NOW. If everything is setup correctly your Pixhawk will trigger the Rededge to take a picture and is capable of triggering pictures using GPS distance.

Mission Planning

  1. Read Best practices: Collecting Data with MicaSense RedEdge and Parrot Sequoia.
  2. Start Mission Planner > Flight Plan
  3. Right-Click > Draw Polygon > Add Polygon point. Create a polygon around the survey area.
  4. Right-click > Auto WP> Survey (Grid)
  5. On the Simple tab select:
    • Camera: RedEdge
    • Altitude (m): 100
    • Camera top facing forward
  6. On the Grid Options tab set:
    • Both Overshoot [m]: 70
    • LeadIn [m]: 70
    • Overlap% [m]: 70
    • Sidelap% [m]: 70
    • Set Min Lane separation to 1