Some recent features added to the Mission Planner

You've probably noticed that Michael Oborne seems to be improving and enhancing the Mission Planner every day, judging by the frequent autoupdates. And you wouldn't be far off from the truth! We don't post a changelog with every update (it's too many to keep up with), but if you're curious, you can always see them in the repository changes lists

Michael recently posted on some of the more significant ones on the dev list, so I thought it would be helpful to repost them here, for a wider audience:

Mission Planner 1.2.7 enhancements:

    1. added the ability to open the flight planner tab on the flight data screen. Right click the map > flight planner.
    2. changes to grid mode to add inter waypoint, waypoints, also implemented new algo, plan on keeping both for a while.
    3. added ability to specify a separate antenna tracker location. used to assume it was at home.
    4. ground alt is now shown on the altitude tape on the hud. brown overlay
    5. modified the guided mode altitude selection, it now remembers the last alt used so its just a right click and it will do it.
    6. slowly moving all flight planner option to the right click menu, to free up screen real estate, linked to 1.
    7. closer to AP and AC release will need to update the AP_Mount tab to work correctly since the last set of changes.
    8. Same as 7 for the AP_Limits
    9. There has been some work done for running the planner on Mac, there are still a few issue however.
and just a few tips
1. you can modify whats displayed on the Quick tab by double clicking the item.
2. you can change the max speed shown on the speed gauge by double clicking it.
3. you can double click the name of any tab in the config screen and it will popout, so you can use it from any of the other screens ie pids.
4. you can upload ardurover from the firmware tab with Control-R

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Comment by jacekheli on August 23, 2012 at 12:06am

Hi, there is always nice to see a good progress with MP. Could you share some more information about the Planner for Mac OS? When it might be available for Mac?



Comment by Omar Achraf on August 23, 2012 at 8:41am

Nice features!

May I suggest that the screens PIDs can also be opened in flight screen?

I often felt the need to be seeing altitude, speed and attitude while setting PID values.



Comment by Jay Bryon on August 23, 2012 at 9:41am

+1 for the planner on mac!  virtual or dual boot options are possible but inelegant and not always as stable.  

Hope you beat me (taking forever to complete my dronewing, so it's quite likely) to release before I need it.  

Awesome stuff, keep it coming!  

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on August 23, 2012 at 10:54am

I'd like to see some kind of "odometer" that tracked ground (and/or air?) distance covered, it would be interesting to compare distance traveled to mAh used to calculate efficiency.

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on August 23, 2012 at 10:55am

Awesome improvements by the way Michael! We are very grateful for your talents and time...

Comment by Gerrit Jan Baarda on August 23, 2012 at 2:07pm

@jacekheli @Jay Byron

I think mono is available for mac. I run MP on linux using mono without much trouble now, my guess is it should run almost the same on mac. 

Comment by Michael Oborne on August 23, 2012 at 4:29pm

Trent, i will look into that one.
Odometer, and time in the air.

Comment by Michael Oborne on August 23, 2012 at 4:30pm


you can already do that. double click the pid header on the config page.

Comment by Marooned on August 23, 2012 at 10:45pm

Michael, do you have preferred way to send you issues found in Planner? I have at least a few of them.

Comment by Grips on August 24, 2012 at 4:16am

Ardurover Support! Never knew!


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