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Latest update of iDroneCtrl ground station fixes a small bug affecting some of our users, where iDroneCtrl would repeatedly request the mission. Using the Fighting Walrus Apple MFi approved iDroneLink™ lightning accessory you can control your personal drone from your iPhone or iPad over the same long range datalink that ships with IRIS+ and many other compatible drones.

iDroneLink is now available on Amazon where you can also find the now discounted $599 3DR IRIS+!

What's new in version 1.4.1:

  • Fix Repeat Mission Request Bug
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Latest update of iDroneCtrl ground station for iPhone and iPad, adds iPhone Mission Planning. Along with our Apple MFi approved iDroneLink™ lightning accessory you can control your personal drone from your iPhone or iPad over the same long range datalink that ships with IRIS+ and many other compatible drones.

What's new in version 1.4.0:

  • iPhone Mission Planning
  • Spline Waypoints

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Do you live in Europe or a country where 433 MHz is the operating frequency for your personal drone?  If so you may be interested to know...

We are pleased to announce that the 433 MHz version of iDroneLink™ is now shipping. This lighting accessory for iPhone and iPad allows long range control of your personal drone.  Our iDroneCtrl iOS app works with both the 915 MHz and 433 MHz versions of iDroneLink.


Supported Personal Drones:

- 3DR IRIS and IRIS+

- 3DR X8+

- 3DR Aero

- All Legacy 3DR drones

- PocketDrone


Supported Autopilots:

- PX4/Pixhawk

- APM 2.6 and APM 2.5



We look forward to your feedback and thank you for the continued support!

The Fighting Walrus Team.

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iDroneLink: iOS Groundstation

iDroneLink is an Apple MFi accessory for connecting your iPhone or iPad to your personal drone.

  • Compatible with 3DR IRIS, IRIS+, X8, Y6, Aero
  • 1/2 mile range
  • 915Mhz SiK firmware compatible radio
  • Made For iPhone/iPad certified
  • Development team met on after this post
  • APM:Copter and APM:Plane running on Pixhawk, APM 2.5/2.6 hardware
  • Available now for only $99, ships same day


If you have been looking for an iOS solution for controlling your personal drone,iDroneLink is your solution.  You can find more information at


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An interesting brushless gimbal not designed for drones.  It seems the brushless gimbal technology that has become so popular for drones is now expanding its reach to the action sports market.  Prototypes seem to have a nice fit and finish.

You can see more about the project here:

(I'm not associated with the project, I just thought it was an interesting crossover of the technology)

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Drones in Engadget Expand Coverage



Our demo flight for our Fighting Walrus Radio is shown several times in the Engadget Expand video.  We are flying standard 3DR quad hooked up to our iPad for telemetry.

You can see it at:
0:10 (short)
4:07 (longer)

And a brief pan past our booth at 3:04


Thanks again to everyone that help us pull off the flying demo!

Link is here:






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iOS Groundstation on indiegogo


Hello fellow DIY Drones members, I'm excited to announce our Fighting Walrus Radio project on indiegogo.  We are crowdfunding a hardware accessory that allows you to use your iOS device as a ground station.


Key Features
  • Communicates with MAVLink devices
  • Compatible with 3D Robotics telemetry radios (433 and 915 MHz)
  • Open-source software
  • Rugged Metal Design
  • Compatible with iPads and iPhones

Check out our indiegogo page here: 


Engadget Expand
Chris Anderson is speaking tomorrow at Expand on "Robopocalypse: Now" from 11:15am-12:30pm
We will be doing a flying demo outside of the Expand pavilion at 12:30pm (At Fort Mason in San Francisco)
We also have a booth in the "Indie Corner" if you want to come check us out.


For DIYDrones, By DIYDrones
Since we got into the Made-For-iPod program we've been kicking around the idea of making a drone-compatible device.  When Claudio Natoli posted his proof-of-concept iOS app, the project moved into high gear.


Check out Claudio's original post here:


With the jump start on the software we were able to focus on hardware and mechanical design, allowing us to go from concept to Crowdfunding prototype in two and a half months.


Open Source Software
In the spirit of the DIYDrones community, we are making the iOS software open-source.  You can find the source code for the app here  Feel free to send us a pull request!


Other upcoming events we will be attending:
March 23-24th -- Innov8tive Designs First Annual Multirotor Challenge


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