Mission Planner Advanced Tools

Mission Planner has many advanced tools which are normally hidden from the user. These can be accessed via pressing CTRL-F. Many have use only to developers or advanced users, but a few can be useful to regular users.


Some useful utilities are: MAVLink Inspector, BootLoader Upgrade, MAVLink (Forwarding), and Warning Manager.

BootLoader Upgrade

Often the boot loader supplied by an autopilot vendor may be out of date. Using this button will automatically update the autopilots bootloader. If it is already current, then no update will occur.

Warning Manager

This allows the creation of custom audio warnings based on virtually any measurement/status reading being received over the MAVLink connection to the vehicle.


You can select an incoming data item from the drop-down list, and compare it against a limit and then have a phrase saved and spoken by Mission Planner.