Kevin Hester
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3DR telemetry schematics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wijoyo Utomo Nov 26, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi ya'll,So I'm poking around on my 3dr radio trying to increase SNR - I suspect I'm picking up a fair amount of noise from USB land.  It would really help to have a schematic.  I tried opening the…Continue

Andropilot - discussion for Android ground controller users/developers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henri Jul 26, 2014. 834 Replies

Hi ya'll,The thread on my blog post is getting a little unmanageable.  How about we…Continue

Tags: Android

Minor problem building from source

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Hester Dec 25, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi ya'll,I'm planning on modifying the ArduPlane code for a recreational project involving hang-gliders.  I had no problem downloading binaries etc... but when I built the current master branch (or…Continue


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Harry commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"This is what I did - I used processing in android mode and took the HUD widget file and pasted it into a processing sketch.  It compiles and loads it onto my android device but it is just a blank screen.  I tried commenting out what I…"
Nov 9
Muhammad Abdul Hadi commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Hi Mike, thank you for that info, more reason to get an Android tablet now :-) Muhammad"
Oct 10
dr0n3droid commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"@Muhammad Andropilot does store telemetry logs on your device. Look in Device storage->Andropilot->Newlogs Mike"
Oct 10
Muhammad Abdul Hadi commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Hi guys, I have tried Andropilot and masha Allah it is amazing. I have one question, is there any way to save the telemetry logs like it auto saves when using Mission Planner on the PC? Thank you for any help guys and thank you for to the developers."
Oct 8
Harry commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Son of a ............ it connected and loaded.  What I ultimately want to do is borrow from the project how to get USB working with my code.  I look at the Andropilot code in android studio and its a mystery."
Oct 8
Jon Bergsland commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service
"Great siste. but, how can I share my Mission on Facebook? I can't find the Facebook share button anywhere."
Jul 13
Coastwise commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Does anyone have or know of the whereabouts of an interface/adapter mentioned by Chris,above, for the Ublox Lea-5h GPS? I have been looking to buy one, new or used, for a long while without any luck, hence this cry into the wild. Thanks, Joe Homer"
Jul 10
lulu commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"hello   in while  i was away 2  things  come out   one is  this controller  for any android or  ios   which i think is  very usefully for any of us to control the  our drone…"
Apr 20
rasha commented on Kevin Hester's group DroneShare Users Group
"hi i am new using quadcopter i buy a chinese model it works ok but i need to make an application for it on my phone what the points should i take into my conseideration. could i use drone_androide for it  any information will help "
Apr 15

Kevin Hester commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR announces DroneKit, a full-featured SDK for drones, mobile and cloud
"Hi Hughes, That seems to be an error in the new documentation page the correct package to install is droneapi "pip install droneapi".  No need for the suffix of droneapi-python."
Mar 29
Crispin commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"mods - please can we block hissa alsowaidi He's double posting all over the place. Stupid, shameless advertising."
Mar 25
Jon Farhat commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Well we figured out the mystery with WP file format exchange between GCS and AndroPilot.   ANDROPILOT (Android) AndroPilot Import requirements only single space between params seem and does not allow TAB like the PC versions, Mission Planner…"
Mar 22
Jon Farhat commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Thanks for this app Kevin.  It is really solid and straight forward. I am having trouble importing WP files into the system.  Keep getting an incompatible format thing.  It appears the wpt format is simply a re-extension of the…"
Mar 21

Kevin Hester commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post VR Spark 350 will be presented at Embedded Linux Conference at Technical Showcase 24 March 2015
"Congrats Roberto!"
Mar 16
Wijoyo Utomo replied to Kevin Hester's discussion 3DR telemetry schematics?
"Kevin, what software does your friend use to open the schematic files? Thanks in advance. Regards, Jo"
Nov 26, 2014

Kevin Hester replied to Tony Coppock's discussion FOLLOW ME MODE in the group Andropilot Users Group
"alas - the follow-me in andropilot is currently busted (the latest arducopter release changed how things worked).  Until I get back to fix it you'll need to use droidplanner for this feature..."
Nov 21, 2014

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Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 4:30pm 59 Comments

Hi ya'll. So we've been working away on the original proposal for a new much more flexible version of droneshare.  

Thanks to the…


Textbook delivery by drone in Australia?

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:30am 15 Comments

Or is it just marketing?  I have a hard time seeing how this works financially...

As countries around the world gradually lift regulations on the use of commercial drones, a new startup called Flirtey hopes to…


'Simpler' Andropilot 1.8 released to production

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:46am 27 Comments

Hi ya'll,

Thanks to Luciano Zanchi, Gary Mortimer and Remigijus this new release is now out to production.  

The main features compared to the last GA release:

  • Substantially simplified user interface (the sidebar now gets hidden by default in…

New major beta release for Andropilot

Posted on September 14, 2013 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

New major beta release for Andropilot (if reports from brave users are good, it will go out to the 'safe' general release in about a week).  I'm testing out some changes to simplify the UI - this release includes some of them.  Here's a 'picture' of the new code:…


Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 1:48pm on June 15, 2013, Doug Bright said…

Sweet. This is for Gaggle too. I got my glider rating a little over a year ago and have been looking for something exactly like that. Everyone at the field was still using software running on Compaq iPaqs and HP Jornadas. 

Also, I saw you built an RV-7 as well. You certainly are prolific!


At 7:44pm on June 16, 2013,
Kevin Hester

super cool!  thanks!  

At 3:12am on July 16, 2013, mP1 said…

I just tried your site, and the sample flight is somebody literally a 10 minute drive down the river :) Small world.

At 1:13am on December 30, 2013, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

Thanks... I tested auto takeoff, Guided and Land successfully. In fact, i was arming and disarming my quad through the Adropilot. Anyway, i still use my Futaba radio to raise the throttle to about 1/4 to be able to do auto take off. Is there a way to fly the quad totally using the Andropilot? Here's the link to the Youtube video that i made...

best regards



At 6:05pm on July 1, 2014, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

I upgraded my copter  to the AC3.2 rc2 firmware.  Now, i have problem with spline waypoints since Andropilot doesn't show spline waypoints. Will it be integrated to the Andropilot?  I have been using Andropilot for aerial survey of banana plantations here in the Philippines on fully autonomous flight covering large areas.  Thanks Kevin for your support.  Best regards.

At 4:05pm on July 30, 2014, Michael Bishton said…


I've been away from this for a while. Want to get back into it. Hope it's not to late to find out you used ardupilot for his challenger.

Regards, Michael

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