Parallax GroundStation Software for Windows

Download Summary

Also available for Mac OS here.

The Parallax Ground Station software works with the ELEV-8 Flight Controller Firmware and ELEV-8 v3 Quadcopter for configuration, diagnostics, and live telemetery of sensor data. It's a great tool for educators and students exploring the physics principles of flight dynamics, as well as for the developer or hobbyist experimenting with custom applications.

This page is for official releases of the Parallax Ground Station software.  This file should stay synchronized with the correct version of the ELEV-8 Flight Controller firmware. For interim releases and the source files (experiment at your own risk!) see the open-source project on GitHub.

 

File NameSizeUpload Date
80204-Parallax-GroundStation-v2.0.1.zip12.65 MBFri, 2016-10-28 15:04
80204-Parallax-GroundStation-v1.0.2.zip258.28 KBMon, 2015-12-21 09:57

Download Version & Details

Version 2.0.1

NEW = new features and specification changes

  • NEW: Use with ELEV-8 Flight Controller Firmware v2.0.1
  • Requires Windows 7/8/10 (not compatible with Windows RT)
  • Requires Windows .NET 3.5 or higher (may prompt on installation)
  • NEW: Improved UI works better on higher-resolution screens
  • Unzip and run the .exe file; the additional required utilities are included
  • Features
    • Compatible with Flight Controller connected by USB cable or XBEE wireless module
    • Live display of in-flight telemetry data (with optional wireless module)
    • Standard aircraft style gauges & meters display key sensor information
    • Testing of Flight Controller features, including buzzer, led and motors
    • Graphical display of live sensor data, including gyro, accelerometer, altitude, pitch, roll, yaw and battery voltage
    • NEW: Configuration of radio receiver type (PWM, SBUS, PPM, RemoteRX and Spektrum Satellite)
    • Configuration of radio mode 1 or 2
    • Options to re-assign radio channels and reverse signals
    • Advanced adjustments and limit settings, including roll, pitch, yaw and thrust angle
    • Calibration of throttle settings and radio-transmitter offsets
    • Calibration of gyro and accelerometer sensor data
    • Advanced control of throttle limits and arm/disarm delays
    • Battery voltage monitor control, including alert level and audible alert control
    • NEW: Open Source Software available in Qt (Using Qt Creator 5.4 or higher)
    • Able to save and load flight controller preferences
    • REMOVED: Record and playback feature for live sensor analysis no longer available

Version 1.0.2

  • Use with ELEV-8 Flight Controller Firmware v1.0.2
  • Requires Windows 7/8/10; not compatible with Windows RT
  • Requires Windows .NET 3.5 or higher (may prompt on installation)
  • Unzip and run the .exe file, additional required utilities are included
  • Configuration of radio receiver type (PWM, SBUS, PPM)
  • Record and playback feature for live sensor analysis
  • Open Source Software available in C#