Connect Ardupilot and PX4 drones¶
There are various ways of how to connect Ardupilot and PX4 autopilots to GCS.uno Server.
With in-field pilots¶
Re-stream telemetry and video from in-field laptop to GCS.uno Server and allow simultaneous control to remote operator:
Autonomous drones and rovers¶
Connect your autonomous drone's charging station to GCS.uno Server:
Connect autonomous drones directly to GCS.uno server using onboard 3G, 4G and 5G cellular modems and terminals:
Create new drone in your GCS.uno control panel¶
Drones in side menu (1), then click
+ New drone button (2):
Type in drone's name of your choice (1), choose MAVLink in
Type menu (2) and click
UDP port IN (1) and TCP port OUT (2) will be randomly set from the allowed range.
Allowed ranges of UDP and TCP ports can be configured in
UDP port is used to stream MAVLink telemetry from drone. TCP port is used to connect desktop Ground Control software (QGroundControl, MissionPlanner etc) remotely. Set live video playback URLs (3) and click
Click on the drone's name and choose
Control from the popup menu:
Once drone's dashboard is opened, click on Info icon (1) and switch on UDP server (2). If you are going to connect with desktop Ground Control software, you can also switch on TCP server (4) for this.
Now turn on your drone together with ground equipment and configure them to stream telemetry to remote UDP port.
If connection is OK and your drone sends MAVLink data, the control dashboard will switch to Online mode and you will see telemetry data.
Use your GCS.uno Server host and configured TCP port to connect with QGroundControl:
Drone Control Dashboard overview.