Andropilot is an open source android based ground control system (GCS).
Before posting questions in this group, please check the excellent wiki manual maintained Peter Meister. If you find missing bits in the manual, please ask here and then update the wiki based on what you learn. Together we will keep this manual complete and up-to-date.
For most users the required hardware is:
- An Android phone or tablet (preferably tablet) with USB 'host mode' support. Most newer devices have this but you should check (and then update) our compatibility list.
- Operating system 4.0 or later (all supported versions of android should be equivalent now, except for direct connection of APMs. Direct APM connection will be slow for androids before version 4.2)
- A USB host mode adapter. Probably something like this.
- A supported autopilot (please update this wiki page as you test new devices)
- A telemetry link (the 3dr 915/400MHz radios are recommended - they seem to work better than the xbee radios for this application)
- Super clean user interface
- Rock solid
- GamePad support - you can use this for basic vehicle control, with no need for a RC transmitter/receiver.
- Built in touchscreen joystick overlay with haptic feedback.
- Direct control & monitoring of ArduPlane/Copter with no PC required. Just a $5 USB adapter cable and your Android tablet or phone (Android 3.1 or later). No rooting or hardware mods required.
- Bluetooth to serial adapter support - useful for phones that don't support USB host mode.
- Warnings about high levels of solar radiation (GPS outage inducing)
- Map view
- Parameter editing (with parameter documentation)
- Waypoint editing (including setting waypoint type/parameters etc...)
- Shares your flights via www.droneshare.com (G+, Facebook, Google Earth).
- Follow-me mode to have the vehicle follow you
- Lead-it mode to steer/move vehicle by turning your body and tilting the tablet
- Vehicle mode display & control (AUTO, STABILIZE, etc...)
- Speech output (for mode, altitude and battery alerts)
- Capture tlog files to sdcard
- Direct connect to USB on the APM
- RC channel 'raw' view
- 3DR telemetry module support
- Warnings for low battery, low rssi, or low GPS sat count
- Fully android 'native' (Scala backend talks directly to the USB device and renders the frontend)
- UDP link (either as a client or a server)
- TCP link (as a client)
- Special support for the Archos GamePad
- Monitor your vehicle through an optional Pebble smart watch.
Current release You can download from the Google play store.
(See the discussions below for particular releases - releases are just too frequent to keep updating this header text)