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Updated Sep 9, 2011 by

The Mission Planner utility

The Mission Planner, created by Michael Oborne, does a lot more than its name. Here are some of the features:

  • Point-and-click waypoint entry, using Google Maps.
  • Select mission commands from drop-down menus
  • Download mission log files and analyze them
  • Configure APM settings for your airframe
  • Interface with a PC flight simulator to create a full hardware-in-the-loop UAV simulator.
  • See the output from APM's serial terminal

Note: You can also do mission planning with the HappyKillmore GCS, which also has point-and-click waypoint entry and full scripting. It's really a matter of personal preference which you decide to use. The HK GCS instructions can be found here. The rest of this tutorial will focus on the APM Mission Planner.

Set up the software

Download the Mission Planner here (it will called APM MissionPlanner(xxx).zip). It requires a Windows machine running .net Framework 2.0+ (this is shipped as part of Windows Vista and Windows 7, so if you're using them you don't need to load anything more).

The Mission Planner will open a task bar at the top of your screen, and open with the Planner window. In the Options menu on the task bar, select the Com port assigned to your APM board.

NOTE: The Mission Planner supports both APM and ArduCopter. Make sure you choose the functions from the menu that correspond to the software that you're using!

The main Mission Planner function is represented by a tab in the top row of every screen. Each is described in the menu items in the left column of this manual.

Comment by, Aug 1, 2010

New to this UAV project so perhaps I am missing something... I understand everything so far including he command levels above, but the only instructions I CANT find are those that show how to create and enter a flight plan. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

Comment by project member, Aug 1, 2010

finnaus: this part of the manual is still under construction during the alpha test phase. Please bear with us while we convert the internal developer documents into the manual in preparation for the public release of the beta code.

Comment by, Aug 2, 2010

Thanks, sorry I didn't realise this was still in initial development and thought I was just missing something. I appreciate your reply, this is an excellent looking project!

Comment by, Aug 23, 2010

Should it be {CMD_WAYPOINT n/a, lat, lon, alt} or {CMD_WAYPOINT n/a, alt, lat, lon} as described in ?

Comment by project member, Aug 23, 2010

the.mastermind15: Thanks for the catch of the error above. Now fixed...

Comment by, Aug 24, 2010

No problem, but shouldn't that be fixed for the other commands as well?

Comment by project member, Aug 24, 2010

the.mastermind15: er, yes ;-) Fixed most of them...

Comment by, Oct 5, 2010

I just did the tests with the beta version with success (very happy). Now I want to program a flight plan. But I do not catch how this is made. Is it saved in a separate file in the APM? I do not find anything in the beta like "flightplan".

Comment by, Oct 5, 2010

I just installed the ArduPilotMega? Planner 0.4.7 Software. The software ist quit self explaining. I read the waypoints which were stored and deleted them. Then I put my own Wayponts. I am not qite sure if this is the right procedure. The Waypoints are somwhere stored in an eeprom.bin file.

I wanted to start a simulation. It did not manage to start it. Is it compatible to the Beta Version? What conditions must be met to start a simulation?

Comment by, Oct 5, 2010

I just have some details which are not clear

Altitude in the FlightPlan?: Is it relative to the home position or is it in m a sl?

I had to increase the gains so that the reactions to tilt is seen:

SERVO_ROLL_P => from 0.4 to 1.0 SERVO_PITCH_P => from 0.6 to 1.2 SERVO_YAW_P => from 0.4 to 1.0

Now the reactions to tilting are well visible but a bit sluggisch. It looks like a ghost is doing stabilization.

If somebody has experience help would be appreciated, but anyway, maiden flight will certainly be this week (if the weather is ok this evening).


Comment by project member, Oct 6, 2010

terence, I clarified the manual a bit to make clear that altitude is relative to launch position. Personally, I would maiden with the default PID gains. We're flying pretty successfully with them. There should be almost no delay in response.

Comment by, Oct 6, 2010

Thanks for clarification (I almost tried to fly in a height of 500 m).

I did the first flight today. When I switch from MANUAL to STABILIZE mode there is no stabilization effect to be seen with the default PID gains. When I set them to 5 there is a clear effect to be seen. But the reaction of the rudder and elevon is rather sluggish. Bad side effect is that the zero points between these different modes differ massively. I have to reset the gains to the default modes.

I too tryed the loiter mode, but the trottle went to off and I had to quickly switch to manual mode.

All the tests seem to show reasonable results, all the leds react correctly. May be I have to an IMU test again.

Comment by, Oct 17, 2010

Hint: The home position is always the point, where you get gps-lock the last time your startet APM. When you look at a flight plan somwhere else then from the start position the home position may be somwhere else.

Comment by, Nov 27, 2010

The instruction s above say "In your ArduPilot? Mega code folder you will find a folder called Waypoint_writer_Mega". Is this correct? I don't have such a folder. It is also not clear to me why I need to point the Waypint Editor to the defines.h file when it is possible to write the mission directly to the EEPROM.

Comment by project member, Nov 28, 2010

dean: fixed

Comment by, Dec 12, 2010

When I add 5 waypoints and afterwards select the CMD command at each waypoint my Coords go back to Zero? except the first and last one Any idea?

Comment by, Dec 12, 2010

CMD relay command

Comment by, Dec 13, 2010

Downloaded and extracted version 0.4.12 and doubleclicked on Ardupilotmegaplanner.exe. All I get is an Ardupilotmegaplanner stopped working message.

I am running on a Dell Latop with Win7 64bit.


Comment by project member, Dec 21, 2010

Can this be used on the original ArduPilot? (not Mega)?

Comment by project member, Dec 21, 2010

graham: I'm afraid not. APM is based on a totally different command language.

Comment by, Jan 18, 2011

Thanks for the software,

I have a little problem, how can we set up a internet proxy server for the program?


Comment by project member, Jan 18, 2011

by default it uses IE's default proxy, so long as you dont have to authenticate.

Comment by, Jan 18, 2011

Thanks for the respond,

and the problem is, my proxy required an authentication. even if i already connected the IE and enter the authentication, the ardu planner still cannot connect to the internet.

got any idea how to solve this?


Comment by project member, Jan 24, 2011

Ive added some options for proxy auth, only if you are using AD authentication. it should just work.

Comment by, Feb 5, 2011

Thanks Mike, that's really helpful for me, really appreciates that.

Where i can download the new version? I cant found it on download section. Thanks.

Comment by, Feb 18, 2011

Im looking to use a programing system on my Mac, but cannot find anything. Anybody have an ideas for this?

Comment by, May 6, 2011


I am a die hard fan of uav's and have just have started procedures for doing a quadcopter. I am very keen in doing it and spending hours studying it. Can any one suggest how to begin with it and help me guiding in doing the quadcopter.
Comment by project member, May 6, 2011
Comment by, May 10, 2011

How can we use the Mission Planner utilities over the air via the XBees?

Comment by project member, May 11, 2011

yes you can use the mission planner via xbee while its in the air.

Comment by, May 21, 2011

Hey, i want to report a problem with the GCS. I have a APM with IMU and MediaTek?? MT3329 . I cant get a GPS Lock.I upgrade the gps to latest firmware.From telemetry i read 8-10 satellites, but no GPS Lock. The leds was steady red and blue light.I disable (or enable in Mediatek v1.6) any heartbeat configuration but nothing. The same problem i found with Happy GCS latest version). I test with Qcontrol and GPS Lock looks fine. Please some help.

Comment by, May 27, 2011

Is it possible to change the Units? from M to ft?

Comment by, May 31, 2011

Is it possible to show street names in the map?

Comment by, May 31, 2011

Yes. In the planner on the right side, middle you can select which map provider the maps are downloaded from. Selecting Google Hybrid instead of Google Satellite shows the usual Google maps with the street names.

Comment by, Jun 4, 2011

I can't see the full screen - specifically the Home Lon & Alt on my netbook screen (768x1366) and there are no scroll bars. Is there an issue with viewing on a low-res screen, or am I doing something stupid in Windows? (Win7)

Thanks, Don

Comment by project member, Jun 4, 2011

This version doesn't support smaller screens. The next version probably will.

Comment by, Aug 26, 2011

Getting GPS lock was a pain until I noticed the connectors are not reliable. I tried hot-gluing the molex connectors in place but its not the plastic body coming loose its the actual connectors. Yikes. Wondering if anyone else has junked connectors for interconnecting GPS to IMU board with soldered on wires.

Comment by, Sep 1, 2011

I create e.g. five waypoints in the missonplanner. According to Google my alt is 120 meters. The GPS says I'm on 115 meters, which seems to be no prob. but when I switch to AUTO the plane flies way lower than the alts I have programmed. (e.g. WP1 alt = 100m, WP2 alt = 80, WP3 alt = 60m, WP4 alt = 30m .... on 30m it almost crashes beeing too low.) Whats wrong there?

Comment by project member, Sep 1, 2011

Never use Absolute Altitude. Only use relative.

Comment by, Sep 13, 2011

Hi, just built my first APM system and it's pretty sweet. Hardware in the loop sim with x-plane is great fun. I have two x-bees for telemetry and was wondering if/how I can get the data overlaid on the video? The artificial horizon is great and all but I would also like the flight data overlaid on the cockpit video. Is this possible? Do I need a third party OSD (Eagle Tree, HK, Rezimibi etc). Seems that the data is already transmitted and the video is there, can the APM software handle overlaying it?

I noticed on the IMU board hardware description page it lists - Dedicated modem/OSD port.

Thanks for your time. Excellent product by the way, well worth the money.

Comment by, Sep 13, 2011

I should probably also explain I have a video transmitter in my plane with the receiver feeding video to my laptop via USB. Can I overlay the flight data on that video through one of the ground station software suites, eg APM, HK GCS etc.

Sorry, got a bit excited. First post and all :o)

Comment by project member, Sep 14, 2011

Yes, the Mission Planner can overlay the data on your video feed. Just check the Configuration page of the Mission Planner to set up the video. You can also double-click on the HUD and it will pop out as a separate window that you make as big as you want (or display on another monitor)

Comment by, Sep 15, 2011

I am using APM mission planner on a windows 7 tablet running an intel atom processor, and having problems with the flight data real time window in communicating with APM. All other tabs in mission planner seem to work fine, except flight data. This tablet only has a 1024x784 screen resolution just FYI. in flight planner in the DOS screen, it just continually outputs: REQ-stream - flightdata bps 2045.. remote lost XXXX and never connects properly. Any suggestions?

Comment by project member, Sep 15, 2011

cliff: have you loaded the firmware and set your CLI switch to flight mode? Check out the Troubleshooting Guide in this manual for more.

Comment by project member, Sep 22, 2011

Help would be greatly appreciated.

I finally thought I understood "Home" or "Launch Point". I thought they were stored in a mission in the mission planner. But I stored a mission with waypoints and then looked at the file to find that the waypoints were all stored, but that "Home" was nowhere to be found.

In the mission planner how and when do you write "Home" or "Launch Point" to the APM or where does it come from?

Since I program the APM at an entirely different location than I fly it in, how do I insure that it gets the desired GPS "launch point" or home into the APM?

On selecting RTL I had the dubious pleasure of watching my plane fly off roughly in the direction of my actual home 30 miles away where I initialy configured my APM. Clearly not quite what I had in mind.

Thank You.

Comment by, Sep 27, 2011

Ok please help. My UAV keeps losing height. I read the thread above on using relative altitude, which I am using. While flying I have to apply up elevator the whole time to keep it in the air. While turning it loses a lot of height. Isn't it supposed to mix in some elevator to keep its height? Then on the straights it more or less maintains its height. Shouldn't it climb after realising it is below the set height. There is a tic box on mission planner that says maintain default altitude. Is this the altitude the waypoints are set or is it the altitude at which it is switched to autopilot. Everything else is working fine, waypoint following exc, but its like it doesnt know how high it is or what the height it needs to maintain is. I tried adjusting the pitch values and tried the default ones. It feels like Im missing something obvious like a fly at set altitude tic box? Please help, I,m so frustrated.

Comment by, Oct 5, 2011

Can this work on linux? Regards Cristian

Comment by, Oct 16, 2011

I downloaded and unzipped the Mission Planner software. I just want to play with it to see what capabilities it has. But there is one important detail, how do I make it run, or which exe file do I run.I do not have an Ardu board ...yet.

Comment by, Oct 31, 2011

Suggestion if I may.. I have done alot of machine control programming OIC's ect and may I suggest an "Alarm" or error window / display (textbox) instead of popups. Popups require you to click to ack and can halt some process until you do. When looking at real time data, the last thing i want is to press the stupid "OK" button.. You can also have context displays based on the area that gave the error, such as show a mode change fail in the mode change area, and just display it.. No need for an ack.. also: Awesome job gents..!

Comment by, Nov 2, 2011

Is it at all possible to modify or add waypoints in flight with the missionplanner and a wireless module? I can't seem to find any information on this, so any help would be appreciated.

Comment by project member, Nov 2, 2011

CLAH: Yes, just right click on the map on the Flight Data screen and select "Fly to here". It's called Guided Mode.

Comment by, Nov 8, 2011

I have installed this software on 3 computers and: emachines 2.2Ghz 2Gb ram Windows Vista Service Pack 1 -Did not work too slow windows xp service pack 3 1.33 Ghz 1GB ram -Did not work too slow

The only thing it did work on was Windows Vista SP2 2.33 Ghz 6 GB ram

Is it just me or are these system requirements ridiculous. Am I doing something wrong? (I did update my .net framework stuff with xp)

Comment by, Nov 8, 2011

I was able to get it to work on the 2.2Ghz machine by increasing its priority.

Comment by, Nov 11, 2011

Hello I am new arducopter user, I have bought cards full 1.4, mikrokopter come from experience, I have some requests: command creating intermediate points on the grid, creating a circle ROI with many stopping points, ability to enable channel 7 for manual click and autoclick to digital camera, you can ? please it for work!!

Comment by project member, Nov 20, 2011

Is it possible to offset the Home position so that RTL does not circle over everyone's heads and the parking lot? Most organized flying fields don't like this, and I don't like flying over things and people that could get hurt in the event of a failure.

Walking out 100 m or so, crossing an active runway, restarting, then walking back won't be popular with other flyers, as well as being inconvenient.

Comment by project member, Nov 20, 2011

philcole: Yes. Just move it in the MP after it's been autoset on first poweron at the field.

Comment by, Nov 21, 2011

, i have a Atmega 1280 board, and firmware v2.24 uploading. I have test all the Mission planners from 1.0.86 to 1.0.95 in both my lap and desktop computers ( Vista and win7). The connection with USB is ok , but in wirelless , When I hit connect (yes, port and baud rate are right, CLI switch is in the flight position) the connection window immediately disappears without counting down a timeout or displaying the "get parameters" screen. About 15-30 seconds later I get the following error message:

System.ArguementException?: offset and length were out of bounds for the array or count is greater than the number of elements from index to the end of the source collection.

at ArdupilotMega?.MAVLink.Open(Boolean getparams)

as ArduPilotMega?.MainV2?.MenuConnect_Click?(Object sender, EventArgs? e)

The wirelless is working with HK GCS

Any ideas....?

Thank you

Comment by, Nov 24, 2011

I have the same problem, but I have the firmware 2.26 and use the mission planner 1.0.96.

Have anyone a solution?


Comment by, Nov 24, 2011

Actually i upgraded to v2.26 firmaware and Mission planner 1.0.96, but the problem is the same .

Comment by, Nov 25, 2011

Hey, I try to connect my arducopter to another computer (with mission planner 96 instead of 95). First, I did everything on 'com 7', but with this new mission planner I just have com 1 and 2. How can I connect the copter in this case?? (I tried com 1 and com 2 but didn't work. Nadine

Comment by, Dec 12, 2011

I have a PC with Windows 7 and the Mission Planner (from 1.0.68 to 1.1.2) does not work. I used Win XP Pro if it worked. When you start run out of appearing at the top of the screen and when I select the COM8 and 115200 Connect to give stays in "connecting Mavlink .." and nothing. At most a few minutes after connecting but is very slow. Flyght Data mode when I move the Multi, it takes several seconds to appear on-screen movement. The PC works fine on all other applications, what can be?

Comment by, Dec 12, 2011

SOLVED my problem of Mission Planner with Windows 7 by checking "Enable HUD Overlay" and "HUD = GDI + (old type)"

Comment by, Jan 5, 2012

I have a little problem: why the count of waypoints is always 101? I can't delete waypoints on the eeprom. Why this? I erased the eeprom and uploaded the firmware again. Nothiung changes.

Comment by, Jan 5, 2012

Also.. I can't change home position. It's still 0,0.

Comment by, Mar 7, 2012

Hi, does mission planner only run in windows enviroment? no mac osx support?

Comment by, Mar 19, 2012


Comment by, Mar 19, 2012

Hi, In this can u make it circle an object

Comment by, May 28, 2012

Hi, My alt changes every time i connect to the autopilot on field and differs considerably ! And the height reduces after it clears each WP. How can i get a correct alt at the ground level and desired alt at WP ?


Comment by, Jun 6, 2012

Hi Im using Windows 7 32-bit pro and I never see the hud any explanation for this , its just empty black.

Comment by, Jun 6, 2012

Hi I solved it had to go to planner enter hud there!

Comment by, Jun 16, 2012

I am using a APM2 and loaded the quad firmware. After the load, a message stating: "Mavlink 1.0 Heartbeat. Please Update your Mission Planner. This planner is for Mavlink 0.9." I then updated the Mission Planner and still get the same message.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Comment by, Jun 17, 2012

I've filed an issue for an error on this page:

The page at contains the following text:
If you haven't done so already, download the Mission Planner here (it will be called APM MissionPlanner(xxx).zip).
This is incorrect. A corrected version reads:
If you haven't done so already, download the Mission Planner here (it will be called "Mission Planner").
This is a basic error that every new APM user will run into.
Comment by project member, Jun 18, 2012, You are still running the MP with MAVlink 0.9. You can fix this in 2 ways: Either go to the folder where MP is installed and find the .exe for MP 1.0 or Download the MP installer from the downloads section, and install it. You will have start menu options for MP0.9 and MP1.0

Comment by, Jun 24, 2012

Is there any version of this that would work with linux

Comment by, Jun 26, 2012

To make it work with Linux you just have to use mono. It's preinstalled on Ubuntu. Download the .zip-file of the MissionPlanner (as you would do using Windows), extract it, make ArdupilotMegaPlanner?.exe executable, and enter "mono ArdupilotMegaPlanner?.exe" in the console.

Comment by, Jul 12, 2012

Does MissionPlanner support relative to home coordinate points (like in MAV_FRAME_LOCAL), and do you plan to implement this?

Comment by project member, Jul 12, 2012

roundfolder: you can use them via the supported Python scripting:

Comment by, Jul 13, 2012

> you can use them via the supported Python scripting: Cool! Will try this weekend.

Comment by, Jul 13, 2012

When the waypoint mission created it translated into MAVLINK script which send to the APM and interpreted by the APM. Right? (1) Is it possible to see the script in MissionPlanner maybe in some debug mode? and (2) is it possible to send MAVLINK commands to the APM using Python scripting or something else. Something like 'set MAV_FRAME=MAV_FRAME_LOCAL_NED; MAV_CMD_NAV_WAYPOINT(0;0;0;0;100;100;0)' Or how to achieve the same result through Python scripting or otherwise?

Comment by, Jul 30, 2012

First of all - thanks to everyone for this fantastic utility!

I know I can't be the first one to ask this, but lurking for days on the wiki, forums, and downloads area I can't seem to find it. Is there a APM Mission Planner version history that helps us to keep track of the fixes and updates as they occur. I hate it when I'm at a field and I see a X.X.1 version of something and not sure what it is exactly supposed to do or fix.

Comment by project member, Jul 30, 2012

netweaver: they're in the commit logs, mixed in with the other code changes. Look for Michael Oborne's commits.

Comment by, Aug 26, 2012

If you get the uber helpful Windows Installer error message "APM Planner Setup Wizard ended prematurely because of an error," on WinXP, try the 32bit version. Win8 is busted I think, drivers have to be digitally signed and I couldn't get the installer to finish.

Comment by, Sep 1, 2012

I'm running the latest Mission Planner (version 1.2.9), however it never successfully performs the update process. It always seems to get stuck on ArduCopter?-hil.exe, any ideas. This happened on the previous version for me to.

Many thanks,


Comment by project member, Sep 1, 2012

Steven: it sounds like your antivirus software is blocking it. Check your antivirus settings.

Comment by, Sep 2, 2012

Now why didn't i think of that, thank you for the suggestion. Pausing the AV has cured the issue :-)

I just need to find the application being stopped as the Flight Planner is enabled.

Many thanks again :-)

Comment by, Oct 1, 2012

I am entering a loiter time value, is this value in seconds, minutes? Also when planning a mission that takes off, flies to WP's and lands I would assume I should set a Home point with an action that states takeoff, then set a loiter for a few seconds before it begins the mission, then WP's, then back to launch, then land commands?

Comment by, Oct 25, 2012

Hi... I am trying to use my 1280 with 1.4 and have used the Mission Planner v10 which I found only trys the latest code to load (which was too big). So I broke out the Arduino 1.0.1 and loaded my best guess at something to fit (v2.4.1), which at least loaded for me (yay). Starting up the Mission Planner though, and trying to connect, yielded me the infamous "no heartbeat" error. I am using 115Kbaud (although after numerous comments regarding "you must set to 58k(which I also tried)) and since it was happy with the Arduino load, I am wondering what else I need to do. I have the famous switch pointing away from the connectors and towards the front. I have also tried Mission Planner 9 after a bit of struggle with 10 to no avail. I was a bit amused why my two MSI's for Mission Planner would allow mixing 9 and 10 in the same directory and also wonder if they need to be separated.. perhaps they get confused in each others presence? Please offer a suggestion as to what to try next? And are these boards and softwares compatible enough to get by for a while? Thank you for the entertainment... Tim

Comment by, Oct 27, 2012

I didn't find manual mode in flight mode ? why? I am using APM 2.5 for my mutlrotor setup.


Comment by project member, Oct 27, 2012

chinlin: there is no such thing as unassisted manual flight with multicopters, since they can't be flown without computer control of some sort. What you're thinking of as "manual" is called "stabilize"

Comment by project member, Oct 27, 2012

pagetim: the 1280 is no longer supported, and the old versions of the code that you can run on that board are MAVlink 0.9, which is also no longer supported. The 2560 board is has been reduced to $49, so you should upgrade if you want to use supported code:

Comment by, Nov 7, 2012

I need some help with the nav points. I have a mission planned with 4 points. When in switch to auto mode the aircraft only flies the loop once then returns "home" and loiters. How do you create a mission that flies the loop of 4 nav points continuously??

Comment by, Dec 6, 2012

Hi I updated my mission planner to 1.2.25. Now when I try to configure the leveling of my quad, I have yet another option. "Calibrate Accel Beta". Could someone please tell me what it does? Actually my quad was flying fine except for the last flight today morning when it was having level problem(as i understand). I had to keep both the roll and pitch sticks at an angel so as to make it stay level. I wanted to know if the beta option could help me fix this.

Comment by project member, Dec 6, 2012

@Hari The new accelerometer calibration routine calibrates each of the X, Y, and Z axes of the accelerometer instead of just the Z axis. It is not implemented in 2.8.1 but it is in the trunk and will be released in 2.9. Just use the regular level calibration for your vehicle.

Comment by, Dec 7, 2012

@Cr Thankyou! I have yet another doubt. If I plan a mission in MP, set a location as home location, I take it to the field and plug in the battery, will the home location be overwritten. I want to retain the home location I enter in Mission planner, even if I'm plugging in the battery in a different location. The point is, for the quad to return to the programmed home location, once I switch it to RTL mode. Thanks in advance!

Comment by project member, Dec 7, 2012

The home location is set every time you arm the vehicle.

Comment by, Dec 12, 2012

@Hari I have the same issue on my quadcopter. I've intalled last last mission planner version (1.2.26). Then I ran the new "Calibrate Accel Beta". Now I have to mantain pitch control back and roll control right to mantain quadcopter level. I have ran again old calibration method but issue now mantains. If you have further information on resolving this issue please share.

Comment by, Dec 15, 2012

Why does this question get ignored by the project members??? Does anyone have any answers to this?

I need some help with the nav points. I have a mission planned with 4 points. When I switch to auto mode the aircraft only flies the loop once then returns "home" and loiters. How do you create a mission that flies the loop of 4 nav points continuously??

Comment by, Dec 22, 2012

@lfeo, Use the JUMP feature after the last waypoint to jump back to any point in the mission or back to the start of the mission. You can set JUMP to do this circuit however many times you want. I think this question has been answered by project members a few times, no need to be impatient.

Comment by, Jan 1, 2013

APM Power Modul ist always lost in line 3 of the APM Planner Configuration after restarting APM Planner. And then the indication of Voltage and Current is not shown in the Page Fligth Data. After reconfigurted the Power Modul Current/Voltage is shown again until the next restart of the APM Planner. APM Version 1.2.27 newest Firmware for APM 2.5

By the way: Thank you Michael Oborn for your great job. Otto from Switzerland

Comment by, Jan 2, 2013

I just download and install mission planner for my windows 7 x86. I have troble when opening the software. It's says unable to start correcty (0xc000007b) Can someone help me to fix it. thx

Comment by, Jan 2, 2013

@SGT.JAME, thanks for the answer, I have not since this topic discussed. Can you provide me with a link to the location, I am sure there will be additional information there that could help. Thanks

Comment by, Jan 11, 2013

@lfeo, It is discussed to some extent on the mission planning page

I can't recall where else members were discussing it at the moment. The jist of jump is you input it in your mission plan to have the mission continue from a previous waypoint (essentially, "repeat steps following waypoint X")

Good luck! Be safe!

Comment by, Jan 16, 2013

I will second andrejay....installed and get an error when opening ArdupilotMegaPlanner10?.exe application.

Comment by project member, Jan 16, 2013

What version of Windows are you running?

Comment by, Jan 17, 2013


Comment by project member, Jan 21, 2013

@kimabajo You should definitely update to the latest MP and yes, you still load Waypoints.

Comment by, Feb 10, 2013

Using attopilot with APM2, can I display MAH consumption?

Comment by, Feb 16, 2013

I get error :System.ComponentModel?.Win32Exception?: The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid" trying to update from 1.2.33 to 1.2.35.

The error comes after an other error: "System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\APM Planner\' because it is being used by another process."

An uninstall/reboot/reinstall/update sequence did give the exact same error code.

Comment by project member, Feb 16, 2013

hessel: when you did the uninstall, did you notice if that APM Planner folder was removed? I wonder if some file got accidentally locked on your machine, and wasn't deleted in the uninstall process.

Comment by, Feb 17, 2013

HELP!Running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Im having issue connecting CRIUS AIO PRO V1.0 with megapirateNG to mission planner V1.2.33 MAV V1.0. Ive updated Directx, Enable HUD Overlay" and "HUD = GDI + (old type),driver is good, checked set RTS on Closed, set on correct COM port and baud rate. Every thing works great on my old XP PC. But will not connect in Windows 7 MAVLINK no heart beat and times out. Please help

Comment by, Feb 17, 2013

Also im able to connect through terminal but not flight data

Comment by project member, Feb 17, 2013

BWESTDCS: We don't support that board or software here. I suggest you contact the company you bought the board from.

Comment by, Feb 17, 2013

ok well thanks for reply, but like i said it works with XP just not windows 7 and i read a lot! of issues with Mission planner and Windows 7. The issue is not with My board or software it with PC and Mission planner. but i guess ill go this alone thank you.

Comment by, Feb 18, 2013

@Analogue: The APM Planner folder was removed by hand after the deinstallation of APM Planner. Before the Installation I did a reboot.

(almost?)All files updated are downloaded with a .new extention. Several updates ran fine before this one. I installed 1.2.33 on my laptop and it updated in one go to 1.2.35.

Comment by project member, Feb 18, 2013

hessel: can you try updating with the "Update" button on the help screen? That always works for me.

Comment by, Feb 19, 2013

Hi, I had some problems setting up mission planner and decided to start from scratch. I deinstalled missionplanner and removed all MissionPlanner files in Program (x86) directory.

Reboot the pc and downloaded the latest 1.2.33 version.

Installing it went ok and I can start it. All fine ..... but when starting it pops a window saying there is an upodate available. When confirming it runs trough it and stops with an error saying that the external server returned an error (404) Not found .....

Comment by, Feb 19, 2013

ps: I'm using windows 7 x64 ....

Comment by, Feb 19, 2013

@Analogue: I tried this but unfortunately I run into the same error. It is strange all the new files are there but replacing the old file fails. Is is possible to start the update as a separate process (not from the APM planner)? Both the laptop (old and slow but working) and the desktop (new, fast and failing) are running windows 7 x64.

Comment by, Feb 19, 2013

In addition: If I start "Updater.exe" the error is displayed immediately.

Comment by, Feb 19, 2013

@Analogue: Update succeeded ! I ran process monitor on ArdupilotMegaPlanner10?.exe to see if I could find the problem. I Started ArdupilotMegaPlanner10?.exe and the updated from the help screen as you suggested and the update finally worked !!

Thanks for your support and tips !

Comment by, Feb 22, 2013

Hello I used to have Mission Planner running OK on my XP laptop. Now however it will not start I get the first window and it says "log4net:ERROR Exception while reading ConfigurationSettings?. Check your .config file is well formed XML." twice the puts up another window saying tht MP had en-counted a problem and must close? Anyone and ideas or suggestions please Im really missing MP. Id done all the normal stuff like reload and backdate laptop and so on.


Comment by, Feb 24, 2013

I want to ask the community something.. How can I specify a mission in a smaller scale. Let's say I want it to move from one side of my house to the other.. to bring me the newspaper :P For what I've been watching it just works with GPS sensing scales. Is there a way to achieve this?


Comment by, Mar 15, 2013

Hey all, Can anyone tell me why I cannot update mission planner anymore. It used to work fine but now it starts to update but then fails and says Update Failed. The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid. Thanks Macca

Comment by project member, Mar 15, 2013

@macca05 It's a windoze issue. A reboot normally sorts it out.

Comment by, Mar 20, 2013

I need some help. I am using the APM 2.5 board, but with a custom voltage divider for monitoring the battery, no current monitoring is required, as I am only monitoring the flight battery. I have the same resistor divider circuit as in the Attopilot 45A. The voltage sensor is connected to A1. During initial setup, I calibrated the voltage using the Mission planner (now version .36), but I cant get the voltage only to be displayed on the HUD. it is either in RED color or missing completely.

In the Mission planner (Battery Monitor), I can not set the right selections. If I select Monitor: 3: Battery Volts, the only sensor that can be selected is Sensor 1:Attopilot 45A, and not other, as I would like to have.

The last selection is APM ver 1: APM - 2.5 non 3DR

What I expect to be able to do is Monitor 3: Battery Volts Sensor 0: Other APM Ver 1: APM@ - 2.5 non 3DR

But, these settings will not "stick".

Please advice.

Thank you.

Comment by, Mar 20, 2013

Lastly, for a voltage only sensor, the HUD should only display the voltage, I presume?

Comment by, Mar 20, 2013

Whilst I am on this website. Is there ANY chance that you can convert this brilliant bit of software (the planner) to Java? We can then run it on more than just the windows platform

Just my 10 Cents.

Comment by, Mar 20, 2013

Sorry, I forgot that this is an arducopter 2.9.1 firmware.

Thank you.

Comment by, Apr 1, 2013

Im fully updated asbof late-night on APM and firmware.

In Manual and Stabilize mode the plane flies relatively well, however when I select RTL or Auto the plane dives at full power.

I have all APM reset again to default and have reset the controller.

Also, as of yesterdays update my motor now keeps pulsating when throttle at idle and whilst flying... this alone is dangerous. Btw, the is defaulted off so im not trying to recover at APM signal loss so it should happen anyways.

Also, I fly with 2x2200 mah lipos and average 40+ minutes with a little sloping... yesterday's flight lasted 7 minutes and I crashed with dead lipos and had just pulled them off the charger as full... even the tester and telemeter show massive unaccountable draw... and no breaks on the motor either so no power loss there.

The plane is the 2.4 meter Skywalker with a 480 Neo and brand new Arduplane setup in this one.

Please help.

Comment by project member, Apr 2, 2013

@advancedfpv: Could you post you request for help on the if you post your tlogs I'm sure some people in the community can help you understand what is wrong. Thanks

Comment by, Apr 4, 2013

Hi, is possible activate two or more "flight mode" in the same switch, like the MultiWii? did ? For example: AltHold? + Hold Position + Stabilizer

Comment by, Apr 9, 2013

Hi, I got some problems with waypoints. If I define some waypoints and launch the copter at the field, it doesn't go up. Rotors speed up but the copter stays on the ground. If I start the auto-mode whoile flying, the copter will simply go down. Fast, but not to fast. Just as if tries to reach a lower altitude. If I try the same at my real home location (1 km apart) and hold the copter to the ground with my hands, it will try to go up reach the waypoint (the test area in the field and my home location are at about the same altitude. First I thought, the GPS modul might be broken. But if I test gps with the mission planner terminal I get the correct values for altitude. Only in Mission Planner itself it says in the lower right corner "alt (abs) 0". But in all screen shots of the mission flight planner software I can find there are realistic values for alt (abs). Any idea what might be the problem?

Comment by, Apr 13, 2013

In the "Quick" Displayfield (below left)of MP all text and numbers are in one row only. If the Hud takes 2/3 of the hight, the numbers are very tiny (unreadable). At left and right is a lot of space not used. Why are the text and the appropriate numbers not on one line?

Comment by, Apr 20, 2013

I'm trying to get a KML path outline to display in the flight map. However, the paths only ever show up as purple. I want to represent different paths in different colors and I have that working in Google Earth, but when I import it into the map, it is purple.

Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to change it?

Comment by, Jun 13, 2013

HI! Great job with the GCS!

I have a suggestion for the GCS. When I tune the PIDs I use tuning graphs to assist me. Is it possible to add PID tuning as a separate "tab" or in some other way be able to adjust the PIDs while the tuning graphs are visible? (Or maybe its possible now and I just haven't figured it out?)

Comment by, Aug 30, 2013

How do you change the language to English.. I think I have it in Espaniol

Comment by, Sep 17, 2013

Will Mission Planner run on 64 bit Windows 7 Premium? Going to buy a laptop specifically for the program, for use in a high school aviation class. I have seen some old complaints about 64 bit and MP


Comment by, Oct 8, 2013

Has anyone tried to run this on a windows 7 or 8 VM using parallels for Mac?

Comment by, Oct 11, 2013

I downloaded mission planner, extracted it, ran it. It installed and ran fine, then said update available. I said yes, downloaded the update and it appeared fine. Quit mission planner, and restarted it. It said "ArdupilotMega10? has quit working" I downloaded and ran it 3 times with the same outcome. Any idea what is wrong? Am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on a very fast desktop. It has been running fine until last week.

Comment by, Nov 2, 2013

i updated my mission planner and can no longer connect. It will work in CLI but not in the rest of the program.

Comment by, Dec 17, 2013

In MP .. setting the advanced tab to enable camera settings .. after using this feature and setting up my camera .. when returning to the same setup tabs (camera settings and options) the tabs are blank .. only the very first tab shows up ??? the others are just white back ground ?? any one have this issue .. even by restarting MP and redoing a auto grid same thing happens

Comment by, Mar 8, 2014

Is there any way to compile mission planner source code by using Keil instead of Visual Studio??

Comment by, Mar 25, 2014

good I wonder if language could exist for the mission planner in Portuguese

Comment by, Apr 19, 2014

When I try and install the software it is saying that the installation directory must be on a local drive. Does anyone know how to get this installed? Windows 7 mission planner

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