On behalf of the whole QGroundControl dev team, I'm pleased to announce groundbreaking progress on QGroundControl, making it considerably more convenient, robust and user friendly. This is a first glimpse of a largely re-architected version that we're developing toward a full 2.0.0 release in cooperation with all of our partners in the open source community. You can see a video preview here or by clicking the image above.
The team made tremendous strides on two fronts: A complete rewrite of the parameter backend, making it more robust and efficient in terms of wireless bandwidth and latency, and adding new PX4 flight stack-specific config screens for easy configuration of that platform. Care was taken to not interfere with the operation of existing adopters of QGroundControl.
Other improvements include:
- Dramatically simplified Config screen for PX4 flight stack with graphical user guidance
- Completely rewritten parameter-handling infrastructure with clear display of onboard and pending parameters in Advanced Configuration
- Support for autoconfiguration of fixed wing and multirotor vehicles running the newest PX4 firmware stack
- Built-in autoconfiguration parameter files for many common airframes
- Automated PX4 firmware upgrades from within QGroundControl
- Completely new RC configuration and calibration wizards that identify proper RC channels for use with your specific RC transmitter.
You can download the Tech Preview builds for Mac OSX and Windows here:
The complete source for this tech preview is freely available here: