APM Planner 2.0 RC 2 release

[color=#BF0000][11-JAN-2014] We have pushed a new RC2 release[/color]
APM Planner 2.0 release can be found here for Windows and and Mac OSX
To accompany the release of Iris here we have created a cross-platform ground control station application. It is based on qgroundcontrol, but adopts the mission planner UI aesthetic. This will make it easier for beginners and advanced users to use.
Features Include:
- Flight Data View
- real-time updating of the vehicles current status
- mapping and current position in relation to planned missions
- guided mode
- Quick View - show telemetry information
- Quick Actions - Allows instant control of vehicle
- Flight Plan View
- Visual mission editing and planning
- System Status Overview widget
- Initial Setup View
- Step by step 1st time setup of the flight controller
- Firmware installation and vehicle selection
- Sensor calibration
- Failsafe configuration
- Battery Monitoring
- Camera Setup
- Config/Tuning
- Setup of flight controller for the chosen configuration
- Basic Tuning
- Geo Fence configuration
- PIDs setup for Plane/Copter/Rover
- Standard/Advanced/Full Parameter Control
- Application Setup
- Graphs View
- Ability to graph in real time MAVLink variables
- Load data-flash logs to do post flight analysis
- Log analysis of variables can be selected using
spreadsheet view
- Tree View of data-flash parameters
- Terminal View
- command line access to the APM flight controller software

We hope that you find that now you can use your platform of choice, with the same great GCS experience.

And remember we are actively implementing new features. If there is something you need that is missing, or not working correctly please post help request to the forum here http://ardupilot.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=82

or add them to the issue list here github.com/diydrones/apm_planner/issues . And if you want to help, please send me an email, we loved to have you on board!.

The evolving documentation for APM Planner 2.0 is http://planner2.ardupilot.com

We look forward to your comments. The APM Planner 2 team

Michael Carpenter (Windows)
Bill Bonney (Mac OS)
Stephen Dade (Linux)

with contributions from
Soren Kula
Kelly Schrock (data logging)

Special thanks to

We offer a special thanks to Michael Oborne and his team at Mission Planner and Lorenz Meier and the team at qgroundcontrol


APM Planner 2.0 release can be found here

if you are adventurous you can always pull the latest daily builds from here github.com/diydrones/apm_planner/issues :slight_smile:

Wee done!

I’ll start tests…
Some news about video hud overlay? There are a ZIP (portable) version?

Thanks so much and congrats!

The download webpage still says Dec 14, 2013.
TCIII Developer

The downloads page does not update the ‘date’ automatically of the posted downloads. I will talk with the page owners on how we can change that, but for now, remember, it will always be the latest stable release.

if you are adventurous you can always get the latest build from master here firmware.diydrones.com/Tools/APMPlanner/daily/

does not run on my win 7 ult 64 ,
when started windows tells me it has stopped working,have run as admin and not as admin,both say the same.?

Hi Bill,

should it be possible to read MP 1.x logs?



Hello :slight_smile:

Just downloaded, installed and downloaded some logs from apm 2.5.

I got 10 log and 10 kml files. All KML files are 6K and have 0 m of track, no waypoints, etc.

I can load the logs, right click the data, but the Add to Graph button does not work.

I will keep checking if it is something I am doing wrong.

The logs have data in them.

Wish you all a great new year

Can you post one of your downloaded log files?

Hi Bill.

Just got home from a crash… :stuck_out_tongue: myself-pilot related issue :smiley:

Well, here you have some of the data downlodaded with planner 2.0. I also added a screenshot.

Also added the kmz.


sweet, very nice, finally the multiplatform support APM have always been missing.
now waiting for a Linux package :slight_smile:

[quote=“cvianna”]Hi Bill.
just got home from a crash… :stuck_out_tongue: myself-pilot related issue :smiley:
Well, here you have some of the data downlodaded with planner 2.0. I also added a screenshot.
Also added the kmz.

Hi, I see you are using AC2.8. We are supporting APM:Copter 3.x, APM:Plane 2.74 and APM:Rover 2.4x and greater in AP2. The dataflash format changed to a new self describing one. We can automatically pull-out changes in the format now in new releases.

Thanks for all the good words.

if you have a specific issue please raise a new topic in the APM Planner 2.0 subforum

see viewforum.php?f=82

Is there a specific place you would like bugs to be reported?
Best regards,

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is APM Planner replacing Mission Planner? or just another option?

It’s another option that also works on Linux and OSX

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