I added some neat features on DroidPlanner, so I'm posting an update. The new app (v0.7.5) is on Google Play.
The new version has the following updates ( v0.7.5 over v0.7.0):
- Notifications using Text To speech, which are very helpful since you don't have to look at the screen. There are notifications for things like: Battery discharge, flight modes changes, GPS lock, waypoints...
- Logging files are now compatible with Mission Planner, which means you have all the information from the telemetry for a post-flight analysis.
Improvements to the HUD layout, including new information like Battery capacity.
Fixed some bugs on the RC screen, and makes the virtual sticks work more similar to a real TX
As you may have noticed on the above picture I made a tablet mount on my TX. It was easy since I already had the tablet car/mount, so just a way to fix it to the radio was needed (done by an aluminum bar). A small modification to the TX was needed, but it was worth the effort. The 3DR telemetry dongle is held in the tablet using Velcro. Here is a picture from another angle.
This makes DroidPlanner a useful tool when flying with Ardupilot especially with the voice notifications. On the top picture you can see a rotatory switch a had added to the radio for the Mode channel, it was a pain to keep track of what position mapped to which mode.
And as always if you want to help consider donating for the project by buying this app, joining the development team, or reporting a issue/bug/improvement on GitHub. For more information I suggest the DroidPlanner Wiki page. Or older posts on DiyDrones.