Control complex large drones and remotely piloted vehicles including its payload and sensors

Rugged external serial and IP connector for tethered and LTE operations​

Pixhawk, Ardupilot and MAVLink compatible

Various antenna options including circular polarized patch for extended range and coverage


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Hetronic, a global leader in the design and manufacture of configured Industrial wireless Radio Remote Control (RRC) system solutions unveils its NOVA USTC Series portable ground control stations (GCS) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned sea vehicles (USV). The NOVA USCT Series has been developed in partnership with LikeAbird, a leader in UTM & BVLOS Connectivity and power management for unmanned systems.

The NOVA USCT (Unmanned Systems Control Transmitter) is a fully integrated industrial and rugged handheld ground control station for VLOS and BVLOS operations. The flag-ship, the NOVA USCT 4.3 offers the latest machine-to-man interface technology with a new 4.3” TFT color display, tilt-sensors in the handle for improved safety, optional 9.0Ah or 10.6Ah lithium-ion battery pack for extended use and real-time data capability.

The NOVA USCT 4.3 is designed with Hetronic safety, rugged dependability and ergonomics that provide enough room for proportional and switch functions. As standard it includes a throttle and a three-axis joysticks (Roll/Nick/Yaw), predefined toggle switches, rotary switches, buttons and LED’s. The layout can be tailored to customer’s requirements.

The 4.3” TFT color display is available for real-time data access and telemetry feedback as well as wireless real-time video capability. Other features of the NOVA USCT 4.3 include optional internal adjustable tilt sensor or leading edge TouchSensor™ sensors in the handles that provide an enhanced “man-down” safety feature.

Using the NOVA USCT 4.3 internal data gateway and with the ability to quickly adapt components such as video receivers, antennas and digital modems, the system can interface with almost any fixed-wing or multi-rotor UAV and autopilots, including MAVLink based systems. The NOVA USCT 4.3 is a highly modular system that is easily upgraded and future-proofed.

The integrated IP (Ethernet) interface allows the use of the NOVA USCT 4.3 even for BVLOS operations using industrial WiFi and proprietary high power data links, and cellular networks.

OEM Mini-Receiver

The NOVA USCT 4.3 will be delivered with a the rugged enclosed 2.4 GHz FHSS diversity receiving unit with standard PPM output and MAVLink serial interface for telemetry feedback.

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Additional information

Scope of Delivery

NOVA USCT 2.4; OEM Mini-Receiver; Li-Ion Battery; Charger + Wall Adapter; Chest Harness

Command & Control (C2)

2.4 GHz FHSS with LBT (ETSI EN 300 328); 80 Hopping Channels from 240

Dimensions & Weight

367mm(L)x229mm(W)x174mm(D); Varies by configuration, typically 1.8kg to 3.5kg

Housing Material / IP Rating

Impact Resistant Polymer Composite; Min IP 65 (Exceeds Nema 12/13

Temperature / Humidity Range

-20C° to +70C° (-4F to +158F); 0 to 97% max non-condensing

Power Supply

3.6V 2Ah rechargeable Li-Ion or 5 to 36V via cable control; Status LED for operation and std./advanced low battery detection with buzzer alarm

Colour TFT Screen

Sunlight readable 4.3" 480 x 272 Back-lit TFT, 262 colors

Standard Control Functions

3-Axis Control/Cyclic stick for Roll/Nick/Yaw (RNY) or For/Aft and Left/Right; Single-Axis stick for Throttle/Collective; 6-Position Flight-Mode switch, RTL, Payload on/off, Landing gear, Home-Reset, User assignable function buttons, Customizable controls available upon request


Standard one external with TNC connector, one internal; Optional both external; Optional front-faced dual circular polarized

Receiving Unit

Rugged enclosed receiver; PPM Output; Serial MAVLink interface; Optional UART, CAN, S.BUS, IP and PWM interfaces available

Accessories & Options

Cushioned Belly/neck/chest and shoulder belt; Customer Logo; Customer housing colors; RAM™ Mounts for tablets, smartphones and video monitors; External HW video decoder

NOVA XXL 4.3 USCT Data Sheet