[Update] DroidPlanner v0.8.0

Another update on DroidPlanner, now it has a parameter screen. The new app (v0.8.0) will be on Google Play shortly.


The new version has the following updates ( v0.8.0 over v0.7.5):

  • Parameter screen, with the ability to read/write/save parameters from an ArduPilot board

  • Camera screen, virtual sticks to control a camera gimbal

  • Follow-me mode

  • Better handling of the MAVLink connection, which means les crashes and a more continue experience through the app.

  • Map type selection

Use all the new features with caution, since they haven't been totally tested (that means no complaining to me if you break anything). Now let me give some advice on how to use the new features.

Parameter screen

This is the screen in the image above. Just connect to your drone and hit refresh, it will load all the parameters. If you change some parameter it will turn red, meaning that it's different from what is on the drone. Pressing Write will send only the modified parameter to the drone.

A good use for this screen (besides tweaking your configurations on the field) is to just load the parameters and hit save when you will start your day on the field. That will generate a configuration file that you can use for backup.

Camera screen

This screen is just like the RC override, but it's designed to control a camera gimbal. Channels 6 to 8 are overridden in this way:

Joystick - RC Chnnel - Camera Output
Right Tilt - CH6 - Camera Tilt
Right Pan - CH7 - Camera Roll
Left Pan - CH8 - Camera Pan

A possible configuration of your ArduPilot is showed on the next image.


It will not work with a plane since it overrides CH8 (which is the mode channel on ArduPlane).

Follow-me mode

This is just a beta test of this mode, it's disabled by default so if you want to try it go to your settings menu. To use it make sure you have GPS enabled and set your default altitude correctly, to enable go to "Follow" on the Flight Data screen menu.

Be very careful!

More info

For more information I suggest the DroidPlanner Wiki page ( for info on how to connect, what device to use, how to develop ...). Or older posts on DiyDrones. For an alternative way to install the app download it here: DroidPlanner_v0.8.0.apk (but is better if you download from google Play).

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.

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  • just to add pid tune and this apk will be perfect!

  • Developer

    I created a new branch for translations, I added a stub so you can start to work.You can edit the file in GitHub if you like, and I'll compile an APK for you when you send me something. Here is the file:

    To do it you just need to copy the lines from the default file, and change the text between > and <. Just like I did on the stub.

    If you could use the issue on github for things related to this topic it would be easier for me to keep track.

  • I did file values-ru, but I can not insert it. I can send it to your email

  • Developer

    My primary language is Portuguese, since I live in Brazil. I have no idea about Russian.

  • Developer

    Do you want to volunteer to do that? You just need to translate a couple of phrases.

    If you do send me an email (

  • The interface in Russian

  • Developer

    @Andrew: what do you mean by "Russian localization"?

  • Arthur, Please add Russian localization. I can not add a file. I can send by email

  • Developer

    @Rama: Is it loading the parameters smoothly? My tablet hangs a little bit.

  • Wow, its really excellent ! Parameters read and write quite fast, tested on my two tabs Penta IS701C and Penta IS709C.

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