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QGC v4 Release Notes


Release notes are now tracked in the Github release page. See that page for information about changes after v4.0.0.

Stable Version 4.0


The format for Settings in QGC had to change in this release. Which means all QGC settings will be reset to defaults.

  • Settings
    • Language: Allow selection of language
    • Optional CSV Logging of telemetry data for improved accessibility.
    • ArduPilot
      • Support configurable mavlink stream rates. Available from Settings/Mavlink page. Stream Rates JPG
      • Improved support for flashing ChibiOS firmware
      • Improved support for connecting to ChibiOS bootloader boards
  • Setup
    • Joystick
      • New joystick setup ui
      • Ability to configure held button to single or repeated action
    • ArduPilot
      • Motor Test
      • ArduSub
        • Automatic motor direction detection
      • ArduCopter
        • PID Tuning support PID Tuning JPG
        • Additional Basic Tuning options Basic Tuning JPG
        • Copter/Rover - Frame setup ui Setup Frame Copter JPG
  • Plan
    • Create Plan from template with wizard like progression for completing full Plan.
    • Survey: Save commonly used settings as a Preset
    • Polygon editing
      • New editing tools ui
      • Support for tracing a polygon from map locations
    • ArduPilot
      • Support for GeoFence and Rally Points using latest firmwares and mavlink v2
    • Pattern Presets
      • Allows you to save settings for a Pattern item (Survey, Corridor Scan, ...) into a named preset. You can then use this preset over and over again as you create new Pattern.
  • Fly
    • Click to ROI support
    • Added support for connecting to ADSB SBS server. Adds support for ADSB data from USB SDR Dongle running 'dump1090 --net' for example.
    • Ability to turn on Heading to home, COG and Next Waypoint heading indicators in Compass.
    • Video
      • Add support for h.265 video streams
      • Automatically add a Video Overlay with flight data as a subtitle for locally-recorded videos
    • Vehicle type specific pre-flight checklists. Turn on from Settings.
  • Analyze
    • New Mavlink Inspector which includes charting support. Supported on all builds including Android and iOS.
  • General
    • Released Windows build are now 64 bit only
    • Log Replay: Ability to specify replay speed
    • ArduPilot
      • Improved support for chibios firmwares and ArduPilot bootloader with respect to flashing and auto-connect.