Ground Control Station for Android

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Ground Control Station for Android

Update? Most recent version 

AutoQuad has an Android-based ground station. Originally based on the coptercontrol gcs by Bart , it is tailored for AutoQuad with some nice enhancements.  You can download the latest version in the AQ site downloads section.

The current version supports:

  • Using Android Bluetooth.
  • Android 4,x and later.
  • HUD (Head Up Display) with battery voltage, altitude, GPS info.
  • PID settings – display and configure.
  • Access to all parameters.
  • GPS location of AutoQuad.
  • Full screen mission planner with waypoint editor.
  • Text-to-speech — all AutoQuad messages can be spoken!
  • Radio output screen (diagnostics).

The prerequisites are simple: an Android device with Bluetooth, and an AutoQuad flight controller with Bluetooth adapter connected to the FTDI port. Start the app on your Android device, scan for the Bluetooth adapter attached to the AutoQuad flight controller and connect.  If a heartbeat is received, the app will display the connection.

Note : The following screenshots are based on an older version of the Android GCS.  New screenshots are forthcoming, but the basic functions remain the same.


Accurate attitude, altitude, and battery voltage display:

GPS location of AQ:

Text notification of important event:

Waypoint editor :

Tap and place a waypoint on the map screen.

Waypoint editor:

Press the menu button and Save Mission to upload the mission to AutoQuad.

Transmitter channel display  Waypoint editor

Selecting a waypoint in the list and a short tap will display the editor. Here you can fine-tune the waypoint with required altitude, time to stay and move to the next waypoint and the type of waypoint.

PID editor

Every available PID related value can be tuned here .
Please be careful, most values !Do Not! need to be changed.

Short intro video of the AQ Android GCS:

This page was created on 17-Jun-12 by menno. Last modified on 9-Aug-14 by jussi.