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Mission Planner vs QGroundControl for a QuadPlane


(Arunabha42) #1

Hi! I am building a VTOL QuadPlane on an RQ-7 Shadow Balsa/Ply kit; with a Pixhawk.
I have used ArduCopter on the APM2.5(and its variants) for about four years now. I have also used APM Plane on the Pixhawk for a few months. I am pretty comfortable using Mission Planner as my GCS as that’s the only one I have ever used.
From what I have understood, correct me if I am wrong, I can use the PX4 Flightstack with QGC and the APM Flightstack with Mission Planner. On the PX4 documentation for Quadplanes they mention to use QGC.
I would like to use Mission Planner as I am more familiar with it. Does QGC have any QuadPlane specific advantages? Also, I have never setup an airspeed sensor on a fixed wing before, is there any benefits with either GCS regarding this? I don’t want to mess up this part of my setup since I understand that the airspeed sensor is critical to the performance of a quadplane.

Thank you.

(DonLakeFlyer) #2

Mission Planner supports ArduPilot firmware. QGroundControl supports both PX4 Pro and ArduPilot firmware.