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Matek Systems F405-CTR Flight Controller

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  • $47 AUD
  • Regular price $55 AUD

The F405-CTR flight controller is the latest iteration of the popular F405 family from Matek Systems and we think they've really nailed this version. The features and flexibility of this board are near endless. 

The board has a few changes and some welcome additions. Firstly, it uses the tried and tested MPU6000 gyro which is less sensitive to noise. They also added a barometer sensor (BMP280) on the I2C bus which many will welcome, particularly those whom are interested in actual droning ie. Autopilot software such as iNAV (links down below). The SD card reader is now also full length to help secure and protect your SD card when blackbox-ing.

The board layout also make provisions for ESC telemetry by placing RX5 at every ESC soldering point. They now include soft-mounting grommets instead if standoffs which allow for better compatibility with frames that use long standoffs to mount the FC. If you still prefer the standoffs with built in soft-mounting they an be found here.

WARNING: There have been reports that this flight controller is bricking KISS ESCs. BlHeli ESCs are unaffected. It is unclear whether this is a firmware or hardware issue and there is no official explanation as of yet. However, until further information on this issue comes to light we recommend not using KISS ESCs with this flight controller (28/01/2018)

FC Specifications

  • MCU: 168MHz STM32F405
  • IMU: MPU6000 accelerometer/gyro (SPI) (8Khz sampling)
  • Baro: BMP280 (I2C)
  • OSD: BetaFlight OSD w/ AT7456E chip
  • Blackbox: MicroSD card slot (SD/SDHC)
  • Ports: VCP, UART1, UART2, UART3, UART4, UART5
  • Built in inverter for SBUS input (UART2-RX)
  • PPM/UART Shared: UART2-RX
  • SoftSerial on TX2, S5 or S6 optional
  • Camera control on S6 or DAC optional
  • Smartaudio & Tramp VTX protocol supported
  • WS2812 Led Strip : Yes
  • Beeper : Yes
  • RSSI: Yes

PDB Specifications

  • Input: 6~30V (3~6S LiPo) w/TVS protection
  • PDB: 4x30A (Max.4x46A), 6 layers*2oz copper PCB
  • BEC: 5V 2A cont. (Max.3A)
  • LDO 3.3V: Max.300mA for Spektrum RX
  • Current Sensor: 184A (Scale 179)
  • Battery Voltage Sensor: 1:10 (Scale 110)
  • 3x LEDs for FC STATUS (Blue, Red) and 3.3V indicator(Red)
  • 6x PWM / DShot outputs without conflict
  • 5x UARTs
  • 1x Group of G/S1/S2/S3/S4 pads for 4in1 ESC Signal/GND
  • 4x pairs of corner pads for ESC Signal/GND connections (DSHOT compatible)
  • 1x pair I2C1 pads
  • 1x Side-press button for BOOT(DFU) mode
  • Dimensions: 36x46mm PCB with 30.5mm mounting holes
  • Weight: 10g


  • 1x Rubycon ZLH 35V/470uF (Low ESR)
  • 6x silicon grommets M4 to M3
  • 1x FR4 PCB Plate 36*36*1mm 



Wiring and Config Diagram - Click Here to Download

matek f405-ctr flight controller wiring and configuration diagram