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 Riccardo Kuebler on May 14, 2010 at 5:15am
Nice to read you again Dr Mike Black !

Comment by WhiteRabbit on May 17, 2011 at 5:55am


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?

Comment by Paul Mather on May 17, 2011 at 6:35am

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


Comment by WhiteRabbit on May 23, 2011 at 5:03am

Thanks HappyKillmore.


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