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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  • Moderator

    I'm flying (in this case) a quadcopter, roll, throttle and yaw (I think) are correct, just pitch was reversed. The controls are also very sensitive although there's obviously limited real estate on an android screen for large movements, (I'm using a 5.3" Galaxy Note). Thanks again, this is great, I really like the 'navigate to vehicle' option to recover it if it goes down.

  • Developer

    1. Fixed , thanks for the tip ( I mess up flight and length a lot :)

    2. Plane or copter, tell me a little bit of your setup? How is it working, and how would you like it to work? If this is a problem just happens to you, you can try adding a negative sign on line 118 of this file.

    Typo Error · arthurbenemann/droidplanner@94241d3
    Just a typo error. I didn't feel like doing a new branch so the com mit is in master
  • Moderator

    Very nice Arthur, two very minor things I noticed: in Settings>Flight Data> Fligth path size.

    In the RC control, my pitch is reversed, any way to change that?

  • Developer

    I added the S4 as a compatible device.

    Ground Control Station for Android Devices. Contribute to arthurbenemann/droidplanner development by creating an account on GitHub.
  • but my Samsung Tab 2 (7 inch) dosnt , Asus Nexus 7 does..... work with planner

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 works with planner

  • Well unfortunately my Samsung captivate obviously doesn't provide power over the USB,

  • Hi all,

      This is an awesome program. I am so happy it worked on my Asus Slider Tablet. 

       I have a question though. I cant get the Flight Data screen to show my quadcopter flight path. All other functions seem to work fine, but not the flight path.  I am using Arudocopter firmware v2.81 (which uses MavLink V10 I think).  When using Mission planner on a laptop/PC I can see the quads flight path (so my GPS and Mavlink seem to be OK).

    Does anyone else see this issue or have and ideas why it wont show up in DroidPlanner??

  • cheers guys, your diamonds


  • Developer

    @John Reed:

    All you need (besides your copter/plane with a APM1, 2 or 2.5) is:

    • the 3DR telemetry kit (doesn't matter what frequency)
    • A android device (phone or tablet, but it'll probably look better on a tablet) running android 4 or higher
    • An usb OTG cable (female USB A to )

    Here is a small guide:

    If you are planning on buying a tablet I recommend the nexus 7 (is the most used device with DP). But here is a list of compatible devices:

    Ground Control Station for Android Devices. Contribute to arthurbenemann/droidplanner development by creating an account on GitHub.
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