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QGroundControl User Guide

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QGroundControl provides full flight control and vehicle setup for PX4 or ArduPilot powered vehicles. It provides easy and straightforward usage for beginners, while still delivering high end feature support for experienced users.

Key Features:

  • Full setup/configuration of ArduPilot and PX4 Pro powered vehicles.
  • Flight support for vehicles running PX4 and ArduPilot (or any other autopilot that communicates using the MAVLink protocol).
  • Mission planning for autonomous flight.
  • Flight map display showing vehicle position, flight track, waypoints and vehicle instruments.
  • 3D viewer visualizing the 3D map of the environment (.osm file), the 3D model of the vehicle (only multi-rotors for the moment), and the mission 3D trajectory (including the waypoints).
  • Video streaming with instrument display overlays.
  • Support for managing multiple vehicles.
  • QGC runs on Windows, OS X, Linux platforms, iOS and Android devices.


This guide is an active work in progress. The information provided should be correct, but you may find missing information or incomplete pages.


Information about QGroundControl development, architecture, contributing, and translating can be found in the Developer Guide section.