Android Ground Station coming along.

Here is my APM2.5 at my apartment in Albuquerque NM. See the 3 waypoints and home position?

Thanks a bunch Kevin! http://www.diydrones.com/xn/detail/705844%3ATopic%3A1094076

My android tablet is a Pipo S2 at $122 from Banggood.com What a deal! There are some things you have to do to get it to work on the S2 (new firmware) but it is east.

Earl

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on January 26, 2013 at 11:43pm

Hey Earl I have an old Android tablet laying around.  If I tell you what kind it is would you be able to tell me if I could use it as a groundstation/controller?

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Comment by Earl on January 26, 2013 at 11:52pm

maybe...does it have a usb host port to plug the 3dr radio into?

Earl

Comment by Joshua Johnson on January 26, 2013 at 11:54pm

yes it does. my concern is that my tablet is a generic brand but runs android on it. Let me find it and look up some information about it.

Comment by Earl on January 27, 2013 at 12:08am

if it run 2.5 android or even better 4.1.1 your good. you may be able to update it also.

Earl

Comment by Rana on January 27, 2013 at 1:01am

Earl, it does not have inbuilt 3G, requires 3G dongle, not that good, b'cuse while you are in flying field, this tab to act as GCS, you require high speed internet 3G to live track fast moving autopiloted plane in GE.

And you know, hooking up 3G dongle and 3DR radio at the same time would be quite cumbersome. 

Comment by Rana on January 27, 2013 at 1:10am


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Comment by Kevin Hester on January 27, 2013 at 7:53am

To get 3G it is quite easy to tether to the phone in your pocket - no need for a 3G dongle.  Btw: minimum supported android version is 3.1 - it won't install on earlier versions (no USB host mode).


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Comment by Kevin Hester on January 27, 2013 at 8:05am

Also - no need for a rooted tablet (though rooted should be fine).

Comment by Earl on January 27, 2013 at 12:46pm

Thats a Pipo S2 like I am using....Works great. Put the Pipo S2 Ultimate 3G firmware on it to get the usb host mode to work correctly.

Took me a while to find this trick.

Earl

Comment by Matthew Wright on January 29, 2013 at 1:14pm

I have a note 10.1 and a USB adapter but its low power USB.... will this be an issue? could i just use a serial cable and power the 5v from a regulator keeping only common grounds?

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