Convert your Android mobile into RC-GPS Tracker

This is an android application that converts your mobile into a GPS tracker for your RC. But you mobile into your plane, and let it fly, it will generate for you a KML file with flying path details.  You can download it from here.

This is a demo of my foam plane

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Comment by YureZzZ on November 24, 2012 at 3:51am

If you want to fly your phone, why don't you use Google MyTracks?

Comment by MHefny on November 24, 2012 at 3:58am

Google My Track and many similar application, assumes that you are driving a car or walking. The mentioned application cannot give you a KML 3D map where altitude is considered as output.

The main feature in RC Track is that it does consider altitude and generate KML files that you can use with GoogleEarth application to display 3D paths,

Comment by Brian on November 24, 2012 at 10:45am

Download is very small, 33.3kb?  That correct?  I'll try this out.

Comment by Peter Meister on November 24, 2012 at 10:54am

Very cool use of an android phone....

Comment by meroicon on November 24, 2012 at 2:59pm

Good work Hefny

Comment by MHefny on November 24, 2012 at 3:36pm

Thanks all for your comments ... kindly try and let me know if it is working with you :)

Comment by MHefny on November 25, 2012 at 3:42pm

thanks for trying the application.

I tried it on Andoid 2.2 , GT-9001 2.3.3, S3  4.1 and they are all working.

The problem is that you need to open the application menu by pressing menu then select "exit"... 

... I will update the application to avoid this unnecessary step...however for time being you can try it as is just remember to open the application menu and select "Exit".

You can try the application without flying if you want to... just walk outdoors, open the application.

Good Luck. :)

Comment by MHefny on November 25, 2012 at 5:30pm

You're welcome.

based on your feedback I enhanced it to make GPS button on/off is enough.

also will log speed as comments in the KML file so that you can monitor your speed by opening KML in notepad or any XML reader.

pls check 


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