Ardupilot Ground Station 2.6.4 A&B New Look

Hi All,Been hanging around here for quite a while now and gleaning as much information as i can, maybe its time to give something back.One of the biggest problems we found was that when in the field, its hard to get all the information where you need it, re-sizing all the windows, if you touch the pad, you can lose the window you want, always the GS, hard to find the pointer to bring it back, when you have one eye on the aircraft one eye on this...So this is my attempt..I hope its usefull to you.Please give feedback as to you thoughts and any improvements.GROUND STATION 2.6.4 UPDATE::1024x768 GCS for smaller LaptopsTrue speed indicator updated for greater accuracyYou can set True speed to MPH/KMH (defaults to KMH) & Altitude to Meters/feet (default Meters)Tme Left estimator, a better accuracy with a new gauge. (you need to set Amps FT to what your aircraft draw flat out)Amps / Watts added (again needs to be set up bottom left with your cell count and Mah)Complete colour re-design for ease of view outside, on a sunned out dull laptop.THINGS TO DO:Fix the irritation, when you click the FIND UAV button so that it auto pops to the position, at the mo you have to double click the position in GE then the GS rotates to where it needs to be. STILL NOT FIXEDFlight trackin. STILL NOT FIXEDSorting some innacuracies with Time estimator. BETTERAP Mode being added on 265Enjoy.Try MY Version GE and DONT update it!!!!! this might solve the GE window fro a couple of you guys....I know that GE changes the Callin API about as often as they change has been a problem fro all integrators...however as i said before in NOT a programmer, 30 years as an aerodynamcist aircraft designer, and 4 years as a military field asset, so please forgive my crude programming.Thanks to the 'Crashing Dutchman' for updating the look and feel.GCS264a 1024/768 resolutionGCS264b not uploaded yetGoogleEarthWin.exeLV 8.5 or 8.5.1 works available by google search or just in the last line of top of this page : Runtime or8.5 is Here (thanks Morli)Doc.
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  • Thanks HappyKillmore.

  • This Ground Station is no longer supported. If you're using the original ArduPilot, then you can use my GCS.


    If you're using the ArduPilot Mega, then you can use my GCS, Michael Obourne's APM Mission Planner or QGroundControl


  • hi,

    I want to install but i can't.My os is windows 7 x64.Please someone tell me which labview and ni-visa version needs for this gcs.

    I have installed all of versions(8.6,8.5,2010sp1x64 and ni-visa 502) but the same error'Unable to locate LABVEIW Run-Time Engine,GCS264a requiers ver 8.5 (or compatible) 'ect.

    Any suggestions?

  • Nice to read you again Dr Mike Black !

  • Welcome back Dr Mike!
  • Hi Doc, welcome back...
  • Hey friend...long time no speak......

    yeah lots sculling trying to catchup on 4 months updates.....gonna take a while...

    hows you? what big changes have i missed?

    Auto has done a superb job of the GCS...
  • Admin
    Welcome back Doc , we missed you. Hope every thing is alright now. Lots of things are new. :)
  • HI Guys,

    I must apologise for my absence, many things requiring my attention in my personal and professional life. There was also an incidence on here and figured that tact was the better part of valour.

    So whats been happening, whats new?
  • Can we get a window for the live video feed from the plane somewhere on this as well,or perhaps a button to choose between GE view and video view?
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