Hi all,

I Have a plan to build my own handheld groundcontroll station and was thinking about the 2,4ghz rc side of things... With having  a 433mhz telemetry uplink is there any need for a Traditional RC link?

If my Thinking is correct the 3DR Solo uses the Telemetry signal for RC controll Too, Correct me if im wrong! If they can do it why cant we? I know mission planner has an option for a "joystick" but there is also a need for the rc link aswell, Maybe the code would have to be tweaked?

Just an idea at the minute but What I would like to do is have a android stick on a 7" HDMI monitor runing droidplanner with a joystick conected for RC. (something similar to my image, just diy)

What do you guys think?

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Comment by Steve Foster on September 22, 2017 at 9:46am

I am surprised that no one brought this up: https://www.foxtechfpv.com/cuav-hack-link-uav-digital-link-system.html

My understanding is that it's based on the same system that the Solo uses. In fact, Jordy from mrobotics.io mentioned it in a blog post here: http://mrobotics.io/the-solo-link/

Comment by Andrea Belloni on September 26, 2017 at 5:44am

I think that one completely open source hardware and software solution could be based on the Wifibroadcast  project:



It uses two Raspberry Pi (one ground one air) and a link with wifi cards in monitor mode to transmit video, bidirectional telemetry and RC control.

It is also included in the maverick project:


"Maverick is a system for creating, maintaining and controlling UAV Companion Computers."


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