HK GCS 1.3.0 released - With new instruments from Max Levine

A special thanks to Max Levine for his fantastic work on the new instruments. The instruments and 3D model can be set to a "smooth" setting for those of you with processor to spare. This setting can be changed in the File, Settings, Instruments tab. For the best performance, do not select smooth for the instruments and don't select the 3D model instrument. Plus the turn coordinator is working much better now....


Download available here:


This version also contains the ability to save the data files as a .HEX on binary protocols which will show the same data as what's showin in the serial data tab (plus time and date).


Plus there's a Vario tab at the bottom left for those of you searching for thermals.


Guided mode is ready. Connect to APM, click the Control tab and click Guided Mode. Then double-clicking on the map will set the waypoint.


New "text" versions of the instruments and status tab are now available as well as 3 pitch/roll/yaw instruments for those of you setting up your quads.



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Comment by Mike Schwier on June 21, 2011 at 2:10pm
WOW!!! Looks great! Thanks for all the hard work you put into this.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 21, 2011 at 2:42pm
Gorgeous! For those who don't know Max's work, he's also done many of the diagrams in the APM and AC2 manual. Along with Sandro Benigno, who did the 3D renders, he's our graphic design god.
Comment by Matthew Coleman on June 21, 2011 at 2:42pm

Many many thanks for implementing the vario.  This is going to make this summer's flying a whole lot more interesting.  Definitely worth an extra donation :-)

Comment by Ritchie on June 21, 2011 at 5:08pm
Sweet mother of Jesus. Lovely work Happy.
Comment by Dano on June 21, 2011 at 6:13pm

Big likey!


Comment by Michael Oborne on June 21, 2011 at 6:40pm
Nice work Happy.
Comment by Paul Mather on June 21, 2011 at 6:43pm

Thanks guys!


The more I mess with the Vario stuff the more I'm realizing this needs to be in it's own thread. It's getting bogged down with parsing the data and drawing the instruments. It can't fire the midi play event anywhere near as fast as it should.

Comment by Matt on June 21, 2011 at 7:07pm
That is funny, I asked on the AUVSI post about when the latest and greatest would be out and here one came. Nice!
Comment by Russell B. Sutton on June 21, 2011 at 7:30pm
Nicely Done Happy looks Great! 
Comment by Paul Mather on June 21, 2011 at 7:50pm
Version 1.3.1 just posted. I moved the Vario to another thread in the program and it's working much better.


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