Anyone out there have any success using UgCS with the 3DR Solo?

I can't figure out how to connect the two.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello Tom,

Unfortunately UgCS does not support 3DR Solo, since it was produced such a short time and did not gain any major popularity within users.

Artūrs

Tom,

You can try to connect it via UDP over wifi and it should work, but it is not officially supported by UgCS.

Add these lines to the vsm-adrupilot.conf and restart the VSM:

vehicle.ardupilot.udp.1.udp_local_port = 14550
vehicle.ardupilot.udp.1.udp_address = <ip address of Solo>
vehicle.ardupilot.udp.1.udp_port = <udp port on Solo>

Please not that is considered an experimental "hack". Use at your own risk. Check first with props off. 

Thanks all.  Hopefully I can try this before the next round of rain.  My goal is to use the now almost disposable $300 Solo for R&D with UgCS before trying anything complicated with the expensive drones in the arsenal.

Maybe you can get Solo running ardu/px4 firmware? Then it would work just fine with UgCS

I tried adding these lines and still can't seem to connect. Then I tried editing the matching lines that were already in the .conf file with no luck. I'll try other settings, but in the mean time, once I edit the .conf file should I be running the vsm-ardupilot application in the bin folder before or after I launch UgCS application?



Janis Dzerve said:

Tom,

You can try to connect it via UDP over wifi and it should work, but it is not officially supported by UgCS.

Add these lines to the vsm-adrupilot.conf and restart the VSM:

vehicle.ardupilot.udp.1.udp_local_port = 14550
vehicle.ardupilot.udp.1.udp_address = <ip address of Solo>
vehicle.ardupilot.udp.1.udp_port = <udp port on Solo>

Hi Tom,

Please do understand that in place of <ip address of Solo> and <udp port on Solo> You need to place actual IP and Port that You use in MissionPlanner to connect to Your vehicle.

When editing the .conf file You can stop VSM Ardupilot in Service Manager when saving the file and start again after it has been saved.

Artūrs

How do I find the vehicle.ardupilot.udp.1.udp_port = <udp port on Solo> ?

It appears that the IP address =10.1.1.1

and the local port should be = 14550

But I can't figure out  the correct <udp port on the solo> value. Google searches have come up empty or incorrect.   And I can't find this listed in Mission Planner or its docs.

Any suggestions?

As you can probably tell I'm not a programmer, just trying to get this to work.

Thanks again.

Tom

hi im wondering if any one managed to get this going with the solo. I would love to be able to connect.

Does adding the above comments to the script enable this, is it testing and working. 

Where would I find the Ip and port for 3dr solo when hooked into its wifi.

Thanks

This would be the most awesome thing in ages if I can get it to work.

Hello Simon,

The connection suggestion was more theoretical, but since we see interest in Solo support in UgCS we will re-consider supporting the drone.

I may only suggest to try to get correct udp localport and IP values on Solo section of this forum.

Good luck!

I never was able to figure out the correct UDP port, so never got UgCS to connect.  But still interested if someone can figure it out and share the info.

Tom

I will second this.  My University invested into the 3DR Solo concept and for better or worse we are stuck with them.  I would like to use UGCS in conjunction with the Solo's for classroom instruction because I think students will find UGCS easier to learn than Mission Planner.  

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