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Android Ground Station running Tower with Video + Telemetry downlink

Unfortunately the Tower app is no longer even available in the play store, nor is anyone continuing to develop it. You may want to try Solex or QGC.

Hey @Pedals2Paddles

Yes that is true , in fact i tried tower v4.0 the latest release but unfortunately kept on crashing so i switched to SkyDroid Tower app.
This app seems to work good .
I managed to 3D print an enclosure for the system .
Here are some pictures on the progess done so far.

Cheers
Enerik

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The case is great! Looks very clean.

What is SKyDroid Tower? I see nothing called that in the play store. The AeroHawk version is gone too.

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Its created by the makers of the M12L, T12, they are a bunch of controllers/ serial cameras and they have forked the tower app and started updating it to function with their controllers. See download center here for their tower app.

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Thanks @Pedals2Paddles :grin:

Until now is working great .
SkyDroid Tower is a newer version of the traditional tower app .
It is mantained by the company wich has made the T12 series transmiters .
It is basically the same thing as Tower except runs very smoothly.

Cheers
Enerik

Great explanation @Matt_C :+1::grin:

Cheers
Enerik

It could be even better if they (Skydroid) released their version of tower on github.

Yeah that would be great , although i dont seem to find any difference from the latest relase of Tower 4.0 and SkyDroid 5.9 .
The only difference i can find is the operating system .
I tried running Tower on Android 8 and as soon i started pluging in Video + Telemetry module it crashes .
Surprisingly SkyDroid did not , so i think that the only difference is the update of the build files wich include compatibility with newer versions of android.

Cheers
Enerik

I run the SkyDroid Tower (I use T12) with Android 8 without a problem.
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Hey @gnitzan

Yes , SkyDroid Tower works well but the original version Tower 4.0 does not unfortunately.

Actually I have spent two days trying to build the code in AndroidStudio and failed miserably :shushing_face: since I am not that familiar with Android…

Did you failed in updating the actual tower project from github ?

Yes, the project is so old and many plugins are now obsolete, so I’m kind of stuck with it. But I am still trying

Yeah , its been more than 3 years since the latest relase. I have some knowledge in Android Studio .
It would be quite a challenge to add support for the newer libraries.
I will also give it a try :grin: .
I like the Ardupilot project so i would be more than happy to add my contribution to the project .

Cheers
Enerik

Well, the gradle plugin is now 3.5.1 it will not support the compat libraries in Tower so many changes

Looking good. I hope it’s ok, I slightly modified the post so that a picture appears at the top which looks better when viewed on ardupilot.org

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Shouldn’t they do it because they built it on an open source project?

Corrado

Yeah , i will give it a try although :grin:

Hey @rmackay9

Looks better now :+1::+1::grin:

Cheers
Enerik

Hello everyone,

I managed to mount the Ground Station on my Taranis .
Attached the post are some pictures of my setup , also some pictures of my build.
Hope you like it.

Cheers
Enerik!

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