This is the app for drone enthusiasts who wish to have a more portable ground station.

Works with Arducopter and 3DR Solo platforms via wifi or BLE.

Please read the user manual at

NOTE: If you are not using the 3DR Solo, you must have either a BLE repeater module (HM-10, BLE Mini etc), or a Wifi connection to your drone. You can purchase a premade BLE repeater from here:

* GPS Location of drone
* Set, edit and delete waypoints offline & when connected. Import and export waypoint sets to share with devices, or edit using a text editor.
* Arm/Disarm
* Display VFR information such as altitude, yaw, pitch and roll.
* Voice alerts for mode changes and other important information
* Edit, save and load entire parameter sets
* Perform Pre-Flight checklist
* GPS satellite count and HDOP
* Distance from home/device
* Battery voltage display and warnings
* Calibration of battery monitor, accelerometer, compass and radio limits
* Performance setting sliders. Allows for quick tuning of the drones performance
* Live stream direct to Facebook or YouTube from Solo
* View advanced status's about your drone such as IMU, vibration, RC input and output, etc
* Download Dataflash logs from your drone and export via email to view on PC
* Follow Me - Use your devices GPS to follow you at a set distance/altitude
* Orbit mode - Circle an object for a fantastic cinematic shots!
* Pre-Flight checklist current weather (wind & temp)information and alerts based on your location
* Grid Waypoints - Create a survey grid to fly
* Tap to fly to point - Tap a location and your drone will fly there!
* And many more

Quick-start guide (Using the BLE Repeater):

1. Insert radio into BLE Repeater (Purchase from or DIY)
2. Turn on drone and BLE Repeater
3. Start app and click the connect button on the top right. If the app does not connect to the BLE Repeater, ensure your bluetooth is turned on, and that the BLE Repeater is enabled under settings/BLE Configuration.
4. The app should begin receiving data from the drone. If it does not, please ensure the radios are connected correctly and that the baud rate is set correctly in the BLE configuration under settings/BLE Configuration.
5. For any other issues, please post on the forum at

Quick-start guide (Using a WiFi UDP connection):

1. Turn on drone and connect using wifi
2. Start app and navigate to settings. Select either WiFi UDP, TCP or 3DR Solo (if using a 3DR Solo)
3. If setting up wifi manually, click on WiFi Settings and input the correct ip address and port that the mavlink protocol is running over. (Usually listed in settings as the router IP, and a port of 14550)
4. Go back to the main screen and press the connect button on the top right. The app should begin displaying information about the drone. If not, double check your wifi settings.
5. For any other issues, please post on the forum at

Please post suggestions and bug reports on the forums at

WARNING: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Note: All iOS Devices with Bluetooth Low Energy are supported, however iPads without cellular do not have GPS capability unless tethered to a iOS Device with cellular, and even then it is poor and not suitable for navigation.

What's New

Version 1.35

* Fixed RSSI not showing in Advanced status menu
* Fixed 3DR Solo button change menu crashing the app.

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Great Alternative to 3DR App


I’ve been using this as an alternative to the 3DR app and I have experienced no problems on a 7 Plus. The 3DR app gave me issues from time t time and so far there’s non with Sidepilot. Having a Live streaming feature is a nice plus as well.



I was one of the first beta testers for this app, under a different name in mid 2016. WOW!! Tom Brereton has done a great job raising his baby. And from each update comes really good stuff. I'm happy I brought my favorite Solo back out & gave her some good love @ the same time with the SidePilot. And ONLY $13!!!!!

The ONLY choice for 3DR Solo on IOS!

The Wetstone

This app does a great job and I’m looking forward to many updates. Great interface and thoughtful layout. Everything you need!


Tom Brereton
77.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2016 Tom Brereton


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