Drone Station: Multi Control for Your AR.Drone

Developer: Logic Consulting LLC

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 7 MB - Download


Drone Station is a Mac OS X compatible application for remote control of the Parrot AR.Drone 1.0 quadricopter over a WiFi connection. Drone Station allows you to use a variety of commonly available joysticks, gamepads, and controllers to control your drone.

It may be able to fly the AR.Drone 2.0, but there will be no video. We are working on an update to resolve this, but it is not going well. We are unsure if we will be able to make it work at this time.

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.

Summary of features:
* Compatible with AR.Drone firmware 1.5.1 and above.
* 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
* LED light customization
* Preprogrammed Flight Animations
* RC Mode 2 or 3 capability for gamepad controllers
* invertible Altitude Control

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 (in PS3 mode)
* 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.

Check out http://drone-apps.com for more information or to contact us


Release Notes:

-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 me at [email protected]

If you like Drone Station, please leave a review with every update. Thanks,


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Joe 11213 B.

This is pure genius - I love this app, it is deffinetly the best app to get for your ar. drone. Flying it has become easier with the interface of the PS3 controller and the screen is much bigger so I can see what is infront/beneath my drone much easier. Also an added advantage is the ability to by an antenna for your computer for only 20 bucks and the signal can last up to 300 feet. All in all this app is deffinetly worth the money and all who are on the edge should deffinetly buy it.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
Version 1.3
Review by aCobra15

Video does not work with AR Drone 2.0 - The app works but it doesn't give you video from the 2.0 drone. Update needed…:(

Found helpful by 22 out of 25 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3
Review by TonStyles

does not work well - I have the AR Drone 2.0 and it does not display video. Secondly I have the T Flight Hotas X joystick and the controls are different then what the controls say on the screen. It is the same thing for the keyboard as well. I think you should look into this.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 1.3
Review by johnhen95

Crashes every time - i can connect to the drone 2.0 but as soon as i hit ready to fly the app crashes. i wasted $10 on this software just for it to take up space on my computer, and it seems alot of people have the same problems with this so i would not buy it until they come some out with a new version fixing this app. apple really should do something because this app is a scam they need to take it off the store until it is fixed.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.3
Review by nikonesys

Can’t get passed “Ready to Fly” - I’m running on fully charged AR Drone 2.0 and wireless hooked up as prescribed in the documentation. I got everything working and app controls the flying icon on app but after I hit the “Ready to Fly” button it just crashes. This is very disappointing and I am disappointed about the support for this app. There is no refund option for this kind of situations. $10 is really a lot of money for an app, especially that doesn’t work like it claiming. I should get my money back if the service is not provided.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.3
Review by vanort

Had potential, but lacking - Very few features compared to phone based apps. Very infrequent updates - issues from over a year ago still not addressed. Has a tendency to crash, leaving the drone to crash. No dead-zone adjustments for the controller.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.3
Review by mariobo

Great app but no support - The app is great, you can control the Drone with a PS3 control. Is really more stable flying with this software, but, it doesn’t have live preview of video, alt, or anything, it crashes when you hit record or take picture. I wrote to the developers and I’m still waiting for an answer. If the company doesn't want to give support anymore to the people, is better to take out the app from the App Store and be responsible.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people