Copter-GCS: Android ground station for ArduCopter

GPSSample.png?width=420Hello all,

After some field testing, i'm finally ready to release a copy of the Android based, bluetooth GCS for ArduCopter into the wild.

For all the details go to the site.

Its available in 3 ways:

  • Install from Android Market ($5, largely to offset publishing costs/support development) Copter-GCS
  • Install the APK from the download section (Free)
  • Build from source, following these instuctions.

The reason for the market version is for those who would like to just install in the easiest way possible / receive automatic updates or would like to support development costs (thanks you) such as the fee required to publish on the market.



















Current features:

  • GPS plotting of phone and GPS, quad path rendering and logging of the track to the SD card.
  • Sensor graphing
  • Status display, such as current mode and GPS state
  • Setup
    • PID Tuning
    • Accelerometer Offsets, both traditional and using the drift direction
    • Transmitter Calibration

Let me know how it works for those that try :)



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  • now that's seriously old Android.

    Luckily you can, run at least ICS on it:

    So just update.

  • There is problem to install this software.I have Arnova  7c G2  tablet with android 2.3.3 version.The installation is impossible.After installation tablet says that this aps is  not installed.What is the lowest working android version? Im pretty unhappy because I bought that tablet specially for this very purpose.

    Greetings from Estonia

  • Program still growing ?

  • I mean just usb between APM2 and Samsung Galaxy S2 just to setup mission and adjust PIDs (no telemetry)

  • sorry i forgot to mention, that would be only for planning a mission, and adjusting parameters on field, that is to not have to take the notebook to the filed.

  • Please can anyone tell me if just usb cable between eg Samsung Galaxy S2 i9000 and the APM2  (no xbee) can be used instead of bluetooth soon or later?

  • Ok man! No problem! I'll just wait for some news!

    Good luck and thanks for your work!

  • @luca

    I have much of the USB stack working on copter-GCS, but cannot do that last (small) bit without a tablet and some debugging.

    Work is nuts, but at some point (months), once I buy a tablet, I can tie in the USB. All my projects have been frozen for some time now.



  • Man as I've posted here it is possible to connect a 3DR radio... But then I'm not a programmer...

    Can you do something for us, Bart?


  • mee too, it'a pity that Michael's Mission Planner is made using .net and not QT.  - then it would be very easy to compile it for Android.

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