Paparazzi is easily installed on any laptop or workstation running the Ubuntu Linux OS or virtually any Debian based Linux. Apple Macintosh running Mac OS X system are also fairly well supported. Windows is supported through the WSL2 module (running a Linux kernel inside Windows10).

The steps required to install the software needed to be able to let your UAS fly are:

  • Install tools and prerequisites needed by Paparazzi

  • Download the source code from the source repository

  • Compile the Paparazzi software from sourcecode

  • Complete any final configuration


If you run Ubuntu 18.04 or higher LTS (20.04, 22.04), go to the Quick Install page to get quickly running !

You will also need to configure your aircraft according to your airframe and autopilot board: