Installing Ground Station (GCS) software

The list of recommended ground stations is here.

The instructions below cover the installation procedure for the Mission Planner on Windows which is one of the most commonly used.

Installing Mission Planner

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  • follow the instructions to complete the setup process. The installation utility will automatically install any necessary software drivers. If you receive a DirectX installation error, please update your DirectX plug-in from the DirectX Download Center.
  • if you receive the warning pictured below, select Install this driver software anyway to continue.
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Mission Planner is normally installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Mission Planner folder.

An icon to open the Mission Planner is created according to your instructions during the installation.

Open Mission Planner

Once installation is complete, open Mission Planner by clicking on its system icon.

Then you can either:

Updating Mission Planner

Mission Planner automatically notifies you about available updates (when it is connected to the Internet).

Please always run the most current version of Mission Planner.