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How to calibrate via mavlink commands

Started Jun 26, 2016 0 Replies

I am currently writing an iOS ground station, however I cannot figure out how to do accelerometer or gyro calibration.I am sending MAV_CMD_PREFLIGHT_CALIBRATION commands but getting back command_ack…Continue

Tags: calibration, mavlink, code

iOSMavlink - iOS based arducopter ground control app

Started May 3, 2016 0 Replies

Hi guys!I have started writing an app for iOS (iPhones/iPads) to connect to your arducopter/arduplane platform.It requires purchasing a BLE Mini dock to allow communication between your iDevice and…Continue

Cannot send command_long

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moises Cavalcanti Bezerril Filho Apr 13, 2016. 1 Reply

I am trying a custom gcs written in swift using the Mavlink c library.I can manage to send the request data stream command, but I can't seem to get command_long workingHere is an example for sending…Continue

Tags: arducopter, drone, Mavlink

Help sending command_long

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moises Cavalcanti Bezerril Filho Apr 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi!So I am needed some help regarding sending the mavlink_msg_command_long command from my gcs to pixhawk.I am using swift and when I run this code:func sendData(){        var message =…Continue


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SidePilot, iOS Arudcopter GCS - Version 1.30 - Generic BLE support!

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 5:30am 0 Comments

This is SidePilot's biggest release yet, with the highlight for the DIY community being generic BLE module support (HM-10, etc)!

Now, using a cheap bluetooth 4.0 module, you can connect and control your Arducopter (Basic PX4 support) drone with your iOS device!

What doe this update include:



  • Panorama Mode - Take a set number of photos while yaw'ing. Currently does not trigger if not using Solo,…

SidePilot - Version 1.22 - iOS GCS for APM, PX4 and 3DR Solo

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 9:47pm 0 Comments

Hi! Version 1.22 was just released of SidePilot, the iOS Groundstation app for Arducopter (Inlcuding 3DR Solo) and PX4

New features include:

  • Save video to camera roll (Using 3DR Solo)
  • Better Fullscreen video
  • Dedicated Shots button
  • Offline Waypoints
  • Timestamp for dataflash logs
  • More waypoint options (Camera & Servo trigger)
  • Shots! Our version of smart shots, now available…

SidePilot - iOS GCS Version 1.20 - 3DR Solo video support!

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

Hi! Version 1.20 was just released of SidePilot, the iOS Groundstation app for Arducopter and PX4 and Solo!

This version bring 3DR Solo support including live Video streaming (including GoPro shutter & mode control), as well as survey waypoints (grid mode), follow me (follows your device's GPS), live weather updates and more!

Other Features:

  • GPS Location of drone
  • Set, edit and delete…

SidePilot App - Version 1.1 (Formerly iMavlink)

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 10:00pm 7 Comments

Hi! Version 1.1 was just released of SidePilot, the iOS Groundstation app for Arducopter and PX4 (formerly called iMavlink).

New features include: 

  • New Name!
  • Easy PID Tuning using sliders
  • Calibrate Radio trims
  • Increased PX4 Support
  • Set Flight Modes
  • Arrow that points towards your drone for easily locating it

Other Features:

  • GPS Location of…

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