APM Planner 2.0 First Official Stable Release [UPDATED]

[UPDATED to 2.0.7: we had a serious issue with serial connectivity and APM2.x and FTDI, it now fixed. All users that download 2.06 will be notified automatically of the new release]

APM Planner 2.0.7 has been released. This is the first official stable release of AP2, which is the cross-platform (Mac/Windows/Linux) ground station/setup utility for APM/Pixhawk-based UAVs.  Here's a list of features

APM Planner 2.0.7 Release Notes

Here’ the first official release of APM Planner 2.0.
Features
 
General
  • Auto Update. new stable versions will be notified automatically.
    • will add a feature to also add daily builds to this.

Flight Data View
  • Real time monitoring of telemetry information (Quick View & more detailed Status View)
  • Real-time control of UAV
  • Message view tat shows PreArm warning messages
  • Primary Flight Display (HUD)

Flight Plan View
  • Waypoint editing
  • Saving and Loading waypoint files
  • Map Vendor selection

Initial/Config & Tuning Views
  • Full Configuration of APM:Plane and APM:Copter (APM:Rover is a work in progress)
  • Reworked Battery Monitor setup where you can select known presets
  • Parameter Download for known frame types
 
Graph View
  • Real-time plotting of MAV link telemetry values
  • Dataflash Log analysis
  • Value are plotted on a range that is scaled automatically
  • Values can be group on in same range (up to 4 groups)
  • Ranges can be set manually
 
Terminal View
  • Allows access to the APM CLI Interface
  • Used to download Dataflash logs (MAVLink downloading of logs coming soon)
  • Option to convert logs to KML format for Goole Earth view.

Known Issues:
  • Google Maps shows only outlines at some zoom factors
  • When switching between APM:Plane/APM:Copter/APM:Rover restart is required
  • Multiple MAV support is not fully tested and is a work in progress

more detailed issues can be found here http://github.com/diydrones/apm_planner/issues
For support please post here first APM Planner Support Forum
Going forward
  • Improve support for Google Maps
  • Improvement of Waypoint editing to support specific APM waypoint types
  • Automatic grid pattern generation
  • Incorrect warning on windows install about installing Win C++ 2008 redistributables (just ignore, click OK)

Enjoy: and please report any issue you have, the next stable update is scheduled in about 2 weeks. We want this to be continuous improvement on that schedule.

Thanks AP2 Team.

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Developer
Comment by Craig Elder on March 8, 2014 at 1:13pm

Congratulations Mike & Bill!!


Developer
Comment by Craig Elder on March 8, 2014 at 1:47pm

The download link is not working at the moment.  For the 8 people who have downloaded, you have rc5, not 2.0.6.  We are working to fix the problem.  Please stand by

Comment by Adam Erickson on March 8, 2014 at 2:57pm

Hi Bill, forgive me for asking a silly question, but APM Planner is an eventual replacement for Mission Planner that incorporates elements from ETH-Zurich's QGroundControl, yes?


Developer
Comment by Craig Elder on March 8, 2014 at 2:59pm

Fixed now.


Developer
Comment by Bill Bonney on March 8, 2014 at 3:20pm

@Adam: it's another option. that works on Linux and OSX. Its based on QGC, but the projects have different aims. We are supporting APM/Pixhawk as a primary platform. QGC is supporting more than one autopilot. If you are using only APM and Pixhawk using APM Planner will be a good fit.

Comment by gsenroc on March 8, 2014 at 5:28pm

mac version finally, thanks very much developer team!

Comment by Luis Carlos Barrios Fedechen on March 8, 2014 at 6:50pm
Hi Bill...congratulation for the release and your work's..i living in Paraguay...small country in center of southamerica...appear in the picture...nice to see this picture..i use ardupilot for 4 year ago to today...practical of beginner of the project...and very happy for the evolution and progress of the ardupilot project...
Thank you
Best Regards
Comment by Dave on March 8, 2014 at 7:24pm

I'm having a minor issue with this release. On a MacMini running 10.9 and RC3 I am able to connect to a new board with no problem. With my MacBook Air with 10.8 and 2.0.6 I can't get any data on the HUD after connecting.

This error will show up eventually: Please check if the baud rates of APM Planner and your autopilot are the same.

And if I wait a little longer this message will show up: Your MAVLink device seems to use the deprecated version 0.9, while APM Planner only supports version 1.0+. Please upgrade the MAVLink version of your autopilot. If your autopilot is using version 1.0, check if the baud rates of APM Planner and your autopilot are the same.

I am going to dig a little deeper to make sure its nothing on my end. I've installed the FTDI drives twice now. Thanks for all your hard work. 


Developer
Comment by Bill Bonney on March 8, 2014 at 7:30pm

@Dave: Please raise the issue here APM Planner Support Forum and I'll take a look in the morning

Comment by c j g on March 9, 2014 at 5:06am


... small question. I 've missed TCP connections for telemtry in APM Planner 2.0 RCx, i could find only UDP. I used this feature on tablets and with APM Planner1.x ... is it back, or did i something wrong?

Best C. but anyway, congratuations!

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