HK GCS 1.3.0 released - With new instruments from Max Levine

A special thanks to Max Levine for his fantastic work on the new instruments. The instruments and 3D model can be set to a "smooth" setting for those of you with processor to spare. This setting can be changed in the File, Settings, Instruments tab. For the best performance, do not select smooth for the instruments and don't select the 3D model instrument. Plus the turn coordinator is working much better now....


Download available here:


This version also contains the ability to save the data files as a .HEX on binary protocols which will show the same data as what's showin in the serial data tab (plus time and date).


Plus there's a Vario tab at the bottom left for those of you searching for thermals.


Guided mode is ready. Connect to APM, click the Control tab and click Guided Mode. Then double-clicking on the map will set the waypoint.


New "text" versions of the instruments and status tab are now available as well as 3 pitch/roll/yaw instruments for those of you setting up your quads.



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Comment by Sgt Ric on November 15, 2011 at 3:47pm

Let me be the first to ask...Why???

Comment by Paul Mather on November 15, 2011 at 8:18pm

This is not a good plan. The link between the PC and the vehicle is not good. You will have frequent drops as well as a delay in the transmit. The only way to make it work today is to have a stable platform on the plane that can actually do the calculations to fly the plane as well as a basic return to home routine in case of permanant link loss. The PC could do everything else, but not reliably.

Comment by Sgt Ric on November 15, 2011 at 8:29pm
Paul is exactly right.
@Jakaria - Why this facination with replacing the APM with a PC?
Thats opposite to what this community is all about!
Comment by Jakaria on November 17, 2011 at 12:53pm


If I use Ardupilot v2.7, can it be used with gamepad through HK GCS?

Thanks on advance.

Comment by Paul Mather on November 18, 2011 at 5:49am

No. ArduPilot Legacy is not 2-way during flight. There is only one serial port and it's used by the GPS.

Comment by Jakaria on November 21, 2011 at 9:48pm

Thanks Paul.


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