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

Views: 3334

Comment by Martin Bellomo on August 24, 2012 at 7:23am

I´d like a way to select the code version to upload. sometime I need to reload the code but not ready to load a new one.

Comment by Lars Carlen on August 24, 2012 at 9:10am

The rapid development is impressive.

I would appreciate the possibility to downgrade the APM FW to an earlier version. For shure all versions have bugs. However it is not shure that earlier versions have more serious bugs than the latest. Some of the users have expressed the wish to go back from 2.7.1.

I know the existing possibility to build and load the FW as a normal Arduino project but the MP so much easier to use.



Comment by Björn Geir Leifsson on August 24, 2012 at 2:55pm

Yes!!!  Mac version, please! 

Comment by Michael Oborne on August 25, 2012 at 9:51pm

Check the right click menu, its still there.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on August 25, 2012 at 9:56pm

Eagle: They're all there. Saving and loading waypoint files is done via the right-click menu:

Saving mission log files has been automatic for a long time. And loading them is right where it has always been: 

Loading and saving parameters is also right where it's always been, in the Parameters list

Comment by Dror Caspi on August 25, 2012 at 10:15pm

I believe that there should be a menu entry or button for every function.  Right clicks are very good shortcuts, but they should not replace the more obvious and more easy-to-find methods.

Just my 2c about UI...  I'm not a UI designer but I am a user :)

Comment by Tommy Larsen on August 26, 2012 at 3:04am

Another nice feature would be the possibility to run MP in fullscreen to utilize the hole screen.

Comment by Peter on August 30, 2012 at 11:14am

Does this newest version come with ability to load/save missions to/from a file?  Last I checked the previous version dropped this capability.

Comment by Michael Oborne on August 30, 2012 at 4:14pm

@peter, please check the right click menu

Comment by Peter on November 7, 2012 at 9:57am

Hello Michael,

Nice feature.

Best wishes,



You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

© 2020   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service