Mesh Rider Radio + Auterion Skynode Integration Guide


Skynode is an advanced flight controller from Auterion [1][2] with integrated Flight Controller and Mission Computer and support for various connectivity and payload options. It is designed to work seamlessly with Auterion Mission Control (AMC) [3]. A schematic representation of the hardware setup is shown below.


Fig 1 Doodle Labs (HELIX) and Auterion Skynode Integration

Skynode first-time Setup

It is necessary to override the Skynode's default IP settings for use with the Mesh Rider Radio [4].

  • Connect your PC to the Skynode using the Skynode's USB-C port. The Skynode uses Ethernet over USB, and runs a DHCP server.
    • Your PC should be in DHCP client mode by default, and it will get an IP address from the Skynode.
    • The Skynode's IP address on the USB interface is, and it is accessible using SSH with username "root" and password "auterion" [5].
  • SSH into the Skynode.

    • Open a command prompt (Windows), shell (Linux), or your favorite terminal emulator (Putty, MobaXterm etc), and run (the password is auterion).

      ssh root@
    • You should see the following screen

              /\        | |          (_)
      / \ _ _| |_ ___ _ __ _ ___ _ __
      / /\ \| | | | __/ _ \ '__| |/ _ \| '_ \
      / ____ \ |_| | || __/ | | | (_) | | | |
      /_/ \_\__,_|\__\___|_| |_|\___/|_| |_|

      Hello, Big Blue Sky!
      UUID: 114495627
      FC UUID: uid2:000200000000203935534b565002003c002a
  • Create a file /data/override.env in the Skynode system with the following information

        root@skynode:~# cat /data/override.env
    • Note that we have set the GCS IP address to
  • Now reboot the Skynode, and change your GCS IP address to (or your chosen IP address above).


Skynode and Auterion Mission Control (AMC) are designed to work with one another. If you have setup the Skynode and GCS as above, AMC should connect directly to the Skynode on launch. In the screenshot below, we hooked up a USB camera to the USB 1 port (J8 connector) on the Skynode, but we have not connected any of the other peripherals such as GPS.


Fig 2 AMC launch screenshot with Mesh Rider Radio link to GCS


  1. Skynode,, 29-11-2021
  2. Skynode Docs,, 29-11-2021
  3. Auterion Mission Control,, 29-11-2021
  4. Auterion Documentation,, 2-6-2022
  5. Auterion Documentation,, 2-6-2022