Onboard Display

This article explains how to connect a small onboard display to a autopilot which can be useful for displaying a small amount of vehicle information before takeoff.


This information includes:

  • arming failure messages
  • flight mode
  • battery voltage
  • GPS Lock and satellite count
  • Pre-arm passed/failed
  • EKF status


Support for the onboard display is included in Copter-3.5 (and higher).

Connecting to a Autopilot

Connect the display to the autopilot’s I2C port as shown in the image above

set NTF_DISPLAY_TYPE to 1 if using an SSD1306, 2 if using the SH1106 and reboot the board.