Overview¶. A ground station is typically a software application, running on a ground-based computer, that communicates with your UAV via wireless telemetry.It displays real-time data on the UAVs performance and position and can serve as a “virtual cockpit”, showing many of the same instruments that you would have if you were flying a real plane. It doesn't seem to ever send mavlink or anything else on telemetry 1. The LED on the ground radio blinks but the one connected to the PX4 doesn't do anything even when the USB cable is connected and sending flight data to the laptop.
Request start of MAVLink telemetry streams (ArduPilot only): Enable QGroundControl requesting the standard-rate ArduPilot telemetry streams (Default: True). If non-standard rates are required (e.g. if the vehicle is connecting over a slow link) then you can disable starting the standard streams so that the vehicle can control streaming rates. QGroundControl Dev Guide. This developer guide is the best source for information if you want to build, modify or extend QGroundControl (QGC). It shows how to obtain and build the source code, explains how QGC works, and provides guidelines for contributing code to the project. Mute all audio output: Turns off all audio output. Save telemetry log after each flight: Logs automatically saved to the Application Load/Save Path (below) after flight. Save telemetry log even if vehicle was not armed: Logs when a vehicle connects to QGroundControl. Stops logging when the last vehicle disconnects.