QGC vs Mission Planner


I recently took up this hobby and being a developer and opensource junkie I chose pixhawk. But my confusion is the use of groundstations? I am seeing many videos that are using mission planner to wile I read many official PX4 forms where they advise on using QGroundControl with pixhawk.

Please advise.


There is pixhawk the board and then there is the firmware you can put on the board. You can either decide to use PX4 Pro firmware or ArduPilot firmware. QGC supports both and runs on almost any OS/device. Mission Planner supports ArduPilot firmware and run on Windows (or other OS if you use Mono).