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 Dr Mike Black on November 14, 2009 at 5:13am
GCS263.zipRic, worries, you better get

Earl, yeah been watching your progress....cant wait for the Mega ardupilot be released....

Saiful....dont knwo why that is.....spent a donkeys agemakeing sure that this bit was teh most reliable....(coolest feature)..maybe there is an anomoly with your version of LV? or i simply have catered to all eventualities, buggered summet up some where..

However i have tested in on 3 pc`s adn 2 laptops here...xp through 7, apart from adding the RT engine, nothings crapped out so far.....

Morli...GE buttons....there is only 1, and it should bring up the GE frame so you can doulbe click the ardupilot icon....also if you shrink your GE frame to a small size the controls up in the right corner will appear....

as i said there are some annoyances/bugs, but i cant get it crap out here....
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 14, 2009 at 5:28am
It occers to me that maybe its the GE not our software (they change the calling API very often), so uploaded my version of GE i KNOW it works with and source code for the GCS, so that you clever buggers out there can point my stupidity... :)
Comment by Saiful Azuwan on November 14, 2009 at 7:14am
@Dr. Thanks again. Use your GE and all works.
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 14, 2009 at 8:56am
Saiful, superb......was beginning to get worried as i could not find any reason for it not to.....except the GE version being used......LOL

cool....i can relax a bit now......
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 14, 2009 at 8:59am
Oh......Fearless Leaders.....DONT remove the source code buggered v264 had to re-download this to start work again......LOL..... (didnt make a back bad!!!)
Praise to the gods of all things UAV & GCS`s te he...
Comment by Rana on November 14, 2009 at 10:43am
Excellent Mike !
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 14, 2009 at 10:50am
Thanks NS.....

Blowing a gale here and pouring down, so now working on updates to 2.63, 2.64 should be ready in the next day or so.....dont feel like going out in this weather!!! eeuughhhh.....its horrid!!!
Comment by Rana on November 14, 2009 at 10:55am
Best of luck for the 264 and happy coding too !
Comment by Rana on November 14, 2009 at 11:04am
Mike, the way you have come up with wonderful imagination framed in GCS2.63 is unmatched !
I also face similar [problem as that of Chris Anderson, what I need to do ?
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 14, 2009 at 12:19pm
NS...again thanks.......

Right the problems with solutions appear to be...

download the runtime (top of the page)
and uninstall any version of GE you have...restart....
download the version again at teh top of the page......install this version.....

this has fixed teh problems the other guys have come across.....
good luck


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