It is our pleasure to announce the first public release of DroidPlanner 2.0 on the Google Play Store. It represents a complete rethinking of the way users interact with autonomous aircraft.
The goal was to simplify workflows, provide more glanceable information and increase overall reliability for the most common user interactions. The biggest changes are as follows:
Completely redesigned graphical user interface
Mission editing including survey
Quick actions including Land and Loiter
In-app RC Radio Configuration
Improved Guided Mode
Dialog for Bluetooth device selection
In DroidPlanner 2.0 you’ll find two primary screens for interaction: Telemetry and Planning. From the telemetry screen you can quickly assess overall aircraft health and what it is doing. You can also enter Guided mode at your current altitude with a long press--give it a try! Other quick actions from the Telemetry screen include Land, Home (RTL), and Loiter.
The Planning screen has been redesigned to allow users to quickly make and manage simple missions while at home or in the field. Takeoff, Waypoint, Land, and Survey are currently supported, with more mission construction elements coming soon.
You’ll find some features left out from the original DroidPlanner. They will be added back in soon after thorough testing. Notably, plane support, more mission items, improvements to Follow-Me, and more support for in-flight tuning are around the corner.
Special thanks to all the devs, including Azrin, Rob, Fredia, Paku, David, and Jason.
You can get support here.
Find some Frequently Asked Questions here.
And see the source here.
This morning i almost had a very bad mishap with Follow Me and i am posting here to hopefully get an explanation why this might have happened since documentation is scarce.
This Morning i wanted to see what changes had occurred to Droidplanner 2.x, i took off my props, which normally i do not do, connected my battery and then connected Droid planner to my quad.
apparently you have to arm your quad before panels become available. i armed, then clicked auto, and my quad unexpectedly started spinning the motors. i was very glad i had taken off my carbon fiber props.
Now the only reason i armed is because my MOT_SPIN_ARM is set to 0. i expected going into Auto with no throttle present would not have spun up the motors. i was merely investigating what might have changed since my last beta and follow me modes had changed as evidenced by a new video that was posted in the 3.2 RC10 forum.
i am wondering why these options are hidden until armed? how can a person investigate these things when this is the case? this just seems dangerous considering my experience this morning. cant these options be available upon connect?
my normal procedure for Follow me was this: Arm, launch in PosHold, Click Follow ME. now it appears you have to: Arm, select Auto, then select Follow ME. is there a proper procedure for this that i missed?
Due to bad weather for the last two weeks in Florida, i havent been able to fly so this weekend it almost was acceptable so i started getting ready to try out a few things when this occurred.
thanks in advance
Thanks for reporting,
I just created an issue, keep an watch on it if you want to know when it's fixed.
OK, thanks Arthur, looking forward to a future release of DP2 with rover support.
@Apostolos: It should auto detect your drone type and change the menus accordingly.
How do you select Rover support in version 1 ?
@Apostolos: DroidPlanner v1 supports rovers, the new version might support in the future
I just finished a 4WD Rover using apm2,6. Does droidplanner support Rovers? If yes then is there anyway to remove drone related info such as altitude, climb rate, air speed, land from the main screen ?
@CyLLlKA: We have the issue open already: https://github.com/DroidPlanner/droidplanner/issues/910
Can make basic settings panel?
I drew a rough design
Sorry for my English!
Gustavo check this out, its a video about the samsung 3 note using droidplanner: