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Remote control your Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter.   Commercial ($9.99)
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Drone Station is a Mac OS X compatible application for remote control of the Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter over a WiFi connection. Drone Station allows you to use a variety of commonly available joysticks, gamepads, and controllers to control your drone.

NOTE: Please disconnect all other networks or this app will not work. Unless your network class is something different than 192.168.1.X you must disconnect all other interfaces. If you don't, you can't connect to the drone. Easy step by step instructions are in the quick reference guide.

Firmware 1.7.10 and 1.7.11
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Fixed problem with swap sticks and elevation inversion not getting saved to preferences.
  • Increased video feed efficiency.
  • If you are having a problem connecting, please press the "unpair" button on the bottom of your drone. If you are still having problems, please contact the developer at support@logicapplications.net
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Downloads:667
Version Downloads:492
Type:Drivers : Other
License:Commercial
Date:07 Feb 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Drone Station is a Mac OS X compatible application for remote control of the Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter over a WiFi connection. Drone Station allows you to use a variety of commonly available joysticks, gamepads, and controllers to control your drone.

NOTE: Please disconnect all other networks or this app will not work. Unless your network class is something different than 192.168.1.X you must disconnect all other interfaces. If you don't, you can't connect to the drone. Easy step by step instructions are in the quick reference guide.

Firmware 1.7.10 and 1.7.11 both work but the navigation data is delayed when first connecting.

PLEASE: Wait for battery level to show something before taking off. Thanks.

Summary of features:
  • Compatible with AR.Drone firmware 1.5.1+
  • Real time video recording from front and bottom AR.Drone cameras
  • Image capture from front and bottom AR.Drone cameras
  • Extended range by use of external USB WiFi dongles and antennas
  • Animated configuration screen, allows you to see the effects of changes
  • Simple drone simulator control check lets you practice your controls before flight
  • On screen, animated attitude, altitude, directional, and battery gauges.
  • Full Screen mode
List of Compatible Controllers:
  • Wired USB Xbox 360(TM) Controllers
  • Wired USB PS3(TM) Controllers
  • Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick
  • Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X
  • Logitech Dual Action Gamepad
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Wii(TM) Motion Controllers with Nunchuk and/or Balance Board
Note: Please fly in a safe area, away from humans, animals, and valuables. When using the balance board, make sure you have a large flying area unless you are extremely coordinated. Start with minimal flight maximum settings and work your way up.

If new firmware for the AR.Drone is released, please wait and check this description or the in app news to see if it is compatible.

Always reset your drone after a firmware update to ensure compatibility.


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