DroidPlanner for Android The best missionplanner alternative! Using Mavlink via cheap usb adapter (Follow me - PIDS - ACC calibration - FREE)

It has come to my attention that people are not noticing this amazing app that is being produced for Android to give full missionplanner functionality and more using Mavlink to your UNMODIFIED android device

Features: Follow Me (If you device has GPS, you can set your plane or copter to follow me and it will circle or hover above your point or trail behind you as you run for it :)

Parameters (Droidplanner has a Parameters screen which allows you to correct your parameters in flight from your android device, no laptops to lug around!

Accelerometer Calibration Droidplanner has Horizon calibration to allow you to calibrate your copter in the field, which can be a life saver if you go miles to fly and find the horizon is off.)

Flightpath Planning  Droidplanner Offers the ability to program your way points onto google maps with options for default altitude and more, it is very user friendly and works well!

Remote control Aircraft from app.  (This app has a very special feature which allows you to Control your model from the app using a touch screen interface, this means if something went wrong and you could not use your controller, or you have a friend who wants to try flying but do not have a buddy system, you can use this feature to control your Model!)

Remote control Camera Gimble (A feature unique to Droid planner allows you to control a camera gimple plugged into the apm from the App, this means rather than buying two controllers or modifying your controller to add extra control for the camera, simply switch to camera control and you have full ability to adjust the camera position as you like.)

Live Horizon and Map view with telemetry data  Switch to the flight data Tab and have full telemetry view with vocal alerts, Altitude Number of sattelites, position shown on map, Airspeed and ground speed, level and more.

These are some of the Prominent features of Droid planner, but there is so much more!.

If you want to know how to connect the MAVlink dongle to your android device it is very simple, you need to buy a chep usb to micro usb (depending on your device) adpater from somewhere like ebay or amazon, plug the one end into android device, the other into the MAV link and thats it!

Check it out, completely FREE 

(update by mh)

You need aUSB OTG cable.

List of compatible Android devices.

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Comment by Alejandro Martin Pirola on May 15, 2013 at 8:43pm

Jared, would you please explain what do "MAVlink dongle" mean?. You meant a 3DR Rx USB module? or a DIY dongle Rx?

Comment by Josh Potter on May 15, 2013 at 9:17pm

It has come to my attention that people are not noticing this amazing app

They're neat right now, but my laptop is light and by god it's so much faster to make changes with a mouse and keyboard.  Maybe for a fully tuned setup where you don't need to input data.

Comment by Jared Reabow on May 16, 2013 at 12:07am

hehe yeah i said MAVlink dongle as lot sof people refer to it as a dongle but yeah 3DRRadio whatever you like to call it, yoiu need one :)

And josh, I am sorry than not everyone on the planet own such an amazing light laptop that must be so light you can mount it to your radio...

Comment by Hugues on May 16, 2013 at 2:11am

Nice. Quick question, if I use a windows surface pro with the full blown mission planner for windows, do I get still this remote control camera functionality you have on the android app version ?

Comment by Jared Reabow on May 16, 2013 at 2:17am
No sorry lots of these features are specific to Droidplanner only.
Comment by leopoldo ojea on May 16, 2013 at 5:25am

Do you know if same app for IPad was developed also?

Comment by Arthur Benemann on May 16, 2013 at 5:30am


No, just for android.

Comment by Arthur Benemann on May 16, 2013 at 5:31am


Mission planner has the option to use a USB joystick, so you can get even better support.

Comment by Arthur Benemann on May 16, 2013 at 5:32am

@Josh Potter

The app is mostly just to get info from what is happening with the drone. Typing in a touch screen sucks.

Comment by suso neira on May 16, 2013 at 5:37am

Can you use the tablet's inertial system to control camera gimbal?

It would be very interesting to implement this capability.


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