Copter-GCS with Mission Support and more

Hello all,

Hope no-one object to another update. For those who use this, I've set up a mail list at so that bug notifications and updates can be sent to users.


Now for the updates:

I've finally gotten mission support on Copter-GCS working. Load from the copter, edit, drag the waypoints on the map and add new ones by touching the map for a second.


Editing the waypoints is also fully supported. More specific menus is pushed back to a later version. You can reorder the waypoints by dragging them around in the list. I'm hoping to improve this for a future version though.


I've fixed a few potential use error with the transmitter calibration, and added mode switch setup:

The current mode is shown in yellow, and selecting any drop-down menu shows the various options. As soon as you select it, the mode is stored.


Hardware setup is now also available. Once done, just hit save, and you should be good to go.


Finally, the PID view is now auto-generated based on the MAVLink parameters. This means that APM users will be able to have better use of the system now.


Check out for more details/images.

As usual, comments/bug reports/feature requests are more than welcome.



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Comment by Kirill on August 25, 2011 at 11:12am
Bart, I didn't notice any problems yet, maybe they appear ocasionally or maybe because I use not the explorer board, but official Xbee adapter from DIYDrones with (with FTDI to USB cable for PC connection).
I used 5v because both Xbee and Bluetooth modules has their own internal 3.3v voltage regulators. Maybe you're right and it worth to set external 3.3v voltage regulator for all the circuit.
I'm sure I will have some questions soon and then I'll ask you. Thank you for your help, Bart!
Comment by Bart on August 25, 2011 at 11:45am

Ah, yes the DIY board doesn't have either problem, so 5v should be fine. I was thinking of the explorer board specifically for both issues.

Comment by Vincent Mees on November 28, 2012 at 7:26am


Any news on a update?



Comment by antoine on December 7, 2012 at 3:15pm


I have tried to extend your code.

I am facing an issue with some missing C files.

Is that expected?


Comment by titeuf007 on January 2, 2013 at 10:09am


this feature is very very useful!

it s a great opion for all users but it seem to be new since febuary..

Comment by Umer on January 7, 2013 at 11:56pm

Can this setup be used with the 3dr radio?

Comment by Umer on January 8, 2013 at 12:01am

More specifically can XBee Explorer Regulated be used with 3dr radio?

Comment by Umer on January 9, 2013 at 5:18am

I am trying to use copter gcs on htc flyer. I have 3dr radio and bluetooth bluesmirf gold. How the pin connections are to be made between 3dr radio and bluesmirf. I have right now connected the tx, rx, cts and rts of bluesmirf with 3dr radio tx, rx, cts and rts respectively. Am i doing correct?


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