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.

1024x768 GCS for smaller Laptops
True speed indicator updated for greater accuracy
You 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.

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 FIXED
Flight trackin. STILL NOT FIXED
Sorting some innacuracies with Time estimator. BETTER
AP Mode being added on 265


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 resolution

GCS264b not uploaded yet


LV 8.5 or 8.5.1 works available by google search or just in the last line of top of this page : Runtime or
8.5 is Here (thanks Morli)


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Comment by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 13, 2009 at 2:15am
Woow Good work !!!
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 13, 2009 at 2:18am

Give it a go.....see what you think...
Comment by Toby Stein on November 13, 2009 at 2:33am
Comment by Vikram on November 13, 2009 at 6:23am
great gcs all in one

Comment by Doug Weibel on November 13, 2009 at 7:06am
Nice, Looks like it may have better visibility on a laptop screen in bright sun :)

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on November 13, 2009 at 10:20am
For some reason it says it can't find the LabView runtime engine, which is weird since our original GCS runs fine. Is there something funky about the way the EXE was created? I tried downloading the latest LabView runtime but got the same error.

Comment by Mark Colwell on November 13, 2009 at 10:56am
Nice layout.. Thanks
Comment by Saiful Azuwan on November 13, 2009 at 11:39am
Nice... Thanks Dr.

Chris@ I download this runtime and it works.
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 13, 2009 at 12:35pm
Sorry guys, it did the same to me, even though i was using your runtime to create it.
I had to download the bigger runtime for my UAV laptop as it did the same thing as you guys are describing. (didnt use that laptop to write it).....must be using a library not used in the original GCS..weird!!!!!!!

Anyhow, had chance to do a proper test today with all the latest additions, today(only finished the code last night)

All works as it should (here anyway)

Refining required, and i will post the source that bit in my excitment to show people :)

Saiful/Mark your welcome.......

Chris, working for you now?

Doug.....that was teh main idea to be tired squinting, so just trying to help.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on November 13, 2009 at 12:42pm
Saiful, many thanks--that works great. The runtime with the original GCS is too old to work and the newest LabView runtime (2009) doesn't load at all for me, but the one you linked was perfect...


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