New! APM Planner 1.0



Over the past couple of weeks I have been busy reworking my original APM Mission Planner. Together with my partner/designer Samantha Nelson we have focused on improving the APM Planner’s interface, ideally resulting in a more intuitive user experience.   

Below are a couple screenshots of the new APM Planner!





APM Planner Version 1.0.0 can be downloaded here -

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  • Love the look!   Battery Voltage and Current indicators are on my wishlist for the Fligh Data tab.
  • I also experienced this issue with many decimal places in my P values for servo roll and servo yaw.
  • Even worse: sometimes it writes completely weird values for the PIDs, i.e. 59.657 somewhat instead of 0.6
    If you don't control the values afterwards by disconnecting, reconnecting and starting the PID config again the aircraft becomes unflyable and will immediately crash if you try to take off!

    I get best results when I do the complete basic setup again and erase the EEPROM. 

    Also you don't get a visual feedback after tuning the PIDs. It just displays what you have typed in - not the values it stored...
  • I have a problem visualizing correct data for PIDs. Eg. if I insert a 0.44 for roll P, update the PIDs and reopen the MP, the value looks like 0.4394531. This is for Arducopter, not sure if also APM has same issue. I've opened an issue in the Arducopter Wiki.
    Not sure if the store correctly in the EEPROM.
    Maybe a decimal conversion issue.
  • Could you add live video input as the background for the main gauge. I will upload a picture of what I am thinking about.

  • Developer

    Kudos! Great looking Interface, Hope it doesn't need to be tethered to internet for Google Maps.


  • Maybe we can add a localization feature in the future, because many fans in China and other countries are not familiar with English.
  • In my computer (Windows 7 pro, Simple Chinese), the font "Century Gothic" does not support the Regular style, thus the program just crashes. I changed it into the Bold style. It works for me, but I still worry it will crash again in other computers where the font does not exist. The default font in the Simple Chinese Windows is Simsun. It is a monospaced font, and wider than Tohama in English Windows, so it can not be draw in a line in some button. A snapshot in my computer is attached.



  • Developer

    André - please make sure you have the latest/zipfile release

    hazy - can you give me a screenshot of the problem?

  • Ok hazy! thanks! I will try visual studio!
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