APM Mission Planner now includes visual configuration utility

Michael Oborne's awesome point-and-click APM mission planner now includes an APM cofiguration GUI. Nice!


The code is evolving quickly, so get it from the SVN repository for now. [UPDATE: it's in the download section as a zip now]

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Comment by Michael Oborne on September 11, 2010 at 2:51am
Hi Guys,
Version 0.4.5 is now on the APM download list. Here
Any feedback is great!!
Thanks
Michael
Comment by Harris on September 11, 2010 at 3:03am
Hi Michael!

Great work you delivering! Keep going!
When i run the mission planner i don't see the pinpoints appearing when i set some waypoints, is it my pc being buggy ?

Thanks!

Developer
Comment by Michael Oborne on September 11, 2010 at 4:52am
Install the lastest version of google earth seems to fix the pin problem
Comment by Ritchie on September 11, 2010 at 6:07am
Saw this in the SVN but I am not allowed to build it for some reason. Looks good though.

Developer
Comment by Michael Oborne on September 11, 2010 at 4:50pm
One feature i dont think ive said anything about, there is a log downloader now that converts GPS logs into KML files for viewing in GE

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2010 at 5:35pm
Michael, that's terrific. Can you tells us a bit about how to use that function?

Developer
Comment by Michael Oborne on September 11, 2010 at 5:57pm
Your screen choice.

1. Planner - This is used to plan your mission with all the option like take off landing, and relay switching.
a. To use it you first need to click the "defines.h" button and browse to your APM source directory (all the code), and select defines.h
b. Next set your home coords by typing in the home coords box, once you have added a general location you can drag your home around
c. Then start clicking on the map to start planning.
http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Mission

2. APM_config Editor - This tool is to modify your APM_config file before you compile and upload your code to the mega. When you open APM_config it may ask for the location of APM_config.h unless you have already setup the planner define.h location. Using this tool you can change all the options you need to configure your hardware. Except the PID gains

3. Ardupilot Sim - Used to comunicate between Xplanes and your APM or Ardupilot, instruction can be found at http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Xplane

4. Log Download - This is used to download your flight logs and creates a KML flight log. To use it you have 3 options.
a. Download all logs, this save all the logs into the logs directory as the date followed by the log number, and a KML file of the flight.
b. Download These, all you need to do is select in the box underneath the button the logs you want to download. and click the button. As with above it puts the logs in the logs directory.
c. Clear Logs, does exactly that.
While downloading you should see the box underneath clear logs saying Reading and a random number. This is to indicate that its still going. Unfortuantly it hard to create a progress bar because the data is transformed as it leaves the APM so data lengths vary.
Comment by Rana on September 11, 2010 at 9:39pm
Michael, its really great achievement of yours ! Hats off to you !
When I am starting this application, it saying that it cant start GE but GE is alreadt installed in my machine and I am using GE with other ground stations.

Developer
Comment by Michael Oborne on September 11, 2010 at 9:57pm
you need to install the GE plugin as well. http://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/plugin.html
Comment by Rana on September 11, 2010 at 10:19pm
Doing that.....thanks !

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