QGroundControl Release 3.2.0

For full details see QGroundControl Release 3.2.0 (Github)


This is a significant release. A high level view of the changes is provided below (more detailed release note can be found here).

  • Settings

    • File Save path – Specify a save path for all files used by QGC.
    • Telemetry log auto-save – Telemetry logs are now automatically saved without prompting.
    • AutoLoad Plans – Used to automatically load a Plan onto a vehicle when it first connects.
    • RTK GPS – Specify the Survey in accuracy and Minimum observation duration.
  • Setup

    • ArduPilot only
      • Pre-Flight Barometer and Airspeed calibration – Now supported
      • Copy RC Trims – Now supported
  • Plan View

    • Plan files – Missions are now saved as .plan files which include the mission, geo-fence and rally points.
    • Plan Toolbar – New toolbar which shows you mission statistics and Upload button.
    • Mission Start – Allows you to specify values such as flight speed and camera settings to start the mission with.
    • New Waypoint features – Adjust heading and flight speed for each waypoint as well as camera settings.
    • Visual Gimbal direction – Gimbal direction is shown on waypoint indicators.
    • Pattern tool – Allows you to add complex patterns to a mission.
      • Fixed Wing Landing (new)
      • Survey (many new features)
    • Fixed Wing Landing Pattern – Adds a landing pattern for fixed wings to your mission.
    • Survey – New features
      • Take Images in Turnarounds – Specify whether to take images through entire survey or just within each transect segment.
      • Hover and Capture – Stop vehicle at each image location and take photo.
      • Refly at 90 degree offset – Add additional pattern at 90 degree offset to original so get better image coverage.
      • Entry location – Specify entry point for survey.
      • Polygon editing – Simple on screen mechanism to drag, resize, add/remove points. Much better touch support.
  • Fly View

    • Arm/Disarm – Available from toolbar.
    • Guided Actions – New action toolbar on the left. Supports:
      • Takeoff
      • Land
      • RTL
      • Pause
      • Start Mission
      • Resume Mission – after battery change
      • Change Altitude
      • Land Abort
      • Set Waypoint
      • Goto Location
    • Remove mission after vehicle lands – Prompt to remove mission from vehicle after landing.
    • Flight Time – Flight time is shown in instrument panel.
    • Multi-Vehicle View – Better control of multiple vehicles.
  • Analyze View – New

    • Log Download – Moved to Analyze view from menu
    • Mavlink Console – NSH shell access
  • Support for third-party customized QGroundControl

    • Standard QGC supports multiple firmware types and multiple vehicle types. There is now support in QGC which allows a third-party to create their own custom version of QGC which is targeted specifically to their custom vehicle. They can then release their own version of QGC with their vehicle.