Taranis Apps for

Focus on the Mission

As the pilot, you need to know what and how your aircraft is doing at all times.
FlightDeck is the most intuitive solution for visualizing and hearing ArduPilot information.
No need to take your laptop or tablet with you. All the information is displayed at your fingertips!

Intuitive Interface

  • Heads-Up-Display (HUD)
  • Dual Battery level indicators
  • Flight mode, flight timer, RC signal strength
  • Failsafes, statuses, and error messages with audio annoucements
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“I am a bit hesitant to fly without FlightDeck now.”Henny

ArduPilot Information
All in One Screen

  • Single Battery Display
  • Dual Battery Display

Dual Battery Indicator

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  • Battery pack and lowest cell voltage
  • Lowest recorded pack and cell voltages
  • Current and power draw
  • Dual parallel battery monitoring

Heads-Up Display

  • Familiar layout (same as Mission Planner)
  • Pitch and roll indicators
  • Heading and compass bezel
  • Home direction indicator
  • Altitude, horizontal speed, and vertical speed
Refresh rate
10 Hz

ArduPilot Messages

  • Status and error messages
  • Message severity (e.g., Info, Warning, Critical)

Flight Mode Indicator

  • Know the current flight mode at all times: no more guessing!
  • Makes your Taranis speak out the flight mode, so you don’t have to look down!
Distance from terrain
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Aircraft Position

  • Distance above ground (if equipped with a rangefinder) or above home position
  • Distance from home
  • Direction of home

GPS Fix Status

  • GPS fix indicator (No GPS, No fix, 2D fix, 3D fix, DGPS fix, RTK)
  • Number of satellites and GPS fix quality (HDOP)
  • GPS lost announcement

Flight Time and Transmitter Status

  • Flight time as determined by autopilot (paused when landed)
  • RC link signal quality
  • RC transmitter battery voltage

Alerts

  • Failsafe alerts flashing
  • Low/critical cell voltage alert flashing
  • Low battery alert flashing
  • GPS signal alerts flashing
  • Current and cell balancing alerts
It was always a drag for me in the field, to be deprived from the basic status messages of my flight controller. Many a problem could have been avoided with this information. Everything is just clear now. It is a quantum leap for my work with planes and flight controllers.Roland

Compatible Hardware

Craft & Theory Telemetry Cables for

ArduPilot flight controllers, including:

  • Pixhawk
  • Pixhawk 2.1 “The Cube”
  • Pixhawk Mini
  • Pixhack
  • Omnibus F4 Pro

All FrSky Smart Port receivers, including:

  • X8R, RX8R
  • XSR, R-XSR
  • X4R, X4RSB
  • R9

FAQ

FlightDeck is designed for the Pixhawk, Pixhawk 2.1 “The Cube” and other flight controllers running ArduPilot flight stack. Linux-based flight controllers are not guaranteed to work.

FlightDeck also works on the PX4 flight stack when using a Teensy connected via MAVLink and flashed with this project: https://github.com/zs6buj/MavlinkToPassthru

Telemetry cables can be used on the ArduPilot and the PX4 flight stacks (without FlightDeck) to get basic FrSky telemetry displayed on a compatible RC transmitter (Taranis and others).


This cable and program are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.