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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  • Developer

    @ Peter - I'll look at adding different units (ie feet..)

    @ Mees Vincent - APM Planner caches all loaded content, and has always done. So long as you load it before you leave to go flying, you should be fine.

    @ Amilcar - Please make sure you have the latest build. I removed reference to Microsoft.DirectX.DirectInput, just before I posted the zip file.

    @ Ritchie - I will add some filters to load the older NAV_ versions, as well as the new shortened versions.

    @ Russell - I will have a look at giving better zoom, but like ritchie said, the quality of the picture wont get any better, it will just start blurring out.

    @ ALL - Thanks for the positive comments!

  • 3D Robotics
    amilcar: you can use the CLI and Qgroundcontrol instead. They both work on Linux.
  • 3D Robotics
    Ritchie: the scripting names have been simplified. As you can see, we're 100% focused on ease of use now. We have a great autopilot system, but now we're working on making it the easiest in the world to use, too.
  • Very nice work Michael and Samantha!!! Very impressive!
  • I thought the last one was good but now its just amazing. I have many many flight plans from previous ventures and the mavlink update made them useless and now this new version has done it again. Doesn't matter as its old stuff but it concerns me. The flight planning instructions such as nav_takeoff are not accepted when you upload a flight plan now and when you create a new one from scratch the names are now simple (takeoff instead of nav_takeoff) like the old days. So has happened to the missions options? are they shortened? has syntax changed?



    This updated mission planner doesn't zoom less than the last one and resolution "closer" than that is blurry unless you are in a well documented region (London, New York etc). I find planning on my 22" screen makes it considerably easier though.

  • It looks really great, but it no longer works under mono in linux :(

    It issues an error about Microsoft.DirectX.DirectInput could not be loaded.


  • Moderator
    Planner works great for planning fixed winged missions but doesn't zoom in close enough for Quadcopter mission planning.
    Same thought here. Looks great though!
  • Wow looks awesome!, thanks for the effort!
  • @ chris Planner works great for planning fixed winged missions but doesn't zoom in close enough for Quadcopter mission planning.  Any plans to improve the Zoom function,  HK_CSG zooms in why not the Mission planner too?
  • ok , found it . thanks
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