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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  • HI is it possible to get the real time video from Quad into droid planner . If yes which communication link will be used please post here if there is any connectivity diagram for this .

  • Developer

    @Geoff: They should be supported, since someone has send me the code I and I merged it, but I have not tested it.

    But currently I do not recommend flying just with the tablet, at least not as a replacement for the RC controller. There are still some issues that are being resolved to make that possible.

  • @Arthur Benemann

    Any plans to support Bluetooth controllers/joysticks? (or does it already work?) And if so, could you do away with a regular RC transmitter entirely and just use your tablet + controller to fly?

  • Have I seen correct that the guys on Conservation Drones are using this as well as some kind of console gamepad instead of a traditional Tx?

  • Thank's I go to that forum

  • Developer


    It should work without problems. Can you go to the forum on the following link, we can then discover what is happening (please post more info on what you tried to do):

  • Hello, I just buy a Nexus7 2013 but it doesn't connect, Is not compatible perhaps?

  • Thanks for this amazing app Arthur!

  • Developer

    If you could add this as an issue on the following link we will take a look at it.

  • rc on then my remote cannot control. only rtl can trigger. 

    even i disconect from droidplanner. need to off rc on droidplanner if u want ur remote take control again.

    this can be dangerous because if droidplanner shut down or phone off withoud off rc.

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