|1. GPS flight assistance and autopilot
The GPS navigation is a key functionality which acts like an autopilot able to fully control the position of the drone. It provides Position Hold and Come Home features, as well as the capability to perform fully autonomous flights between waypoints.
|2. Automatic take-off, waypoints flying and landing
These advanced features allow even beginners to pilot from a take-off position and land safely, avoiding risks that could damage the drone. Using a laptop, a computer or an Android tablet, you can pre-program entire flights from take-off to landing in order to fly through specific waypoints at a specific height, to trigger the camera shutter, and then fly back to the take-off position and land automatically.
|3. Waypoint flying
Using a Windows computer or an Android tablet, you can program a flight plan and make the drone fly between waypoints at a preset speed from 0.36 km/hour up to 54 km/hour. As an option, the pilot can change the speed between two waypoints using a button on the RC transmitter.
|4. Relative Waypoints
For applications like panoramas or large-scale mapping, you can save waypoints as relative positions to the previous waypoint and rotate then the relative position depending on the orientation of the drone. For example: go to 50 meters to the left from the present position – this will vary depending on the drone’s orientation. Relative waypoints can be preset just by using the radio-control and without involving any computer or tablet.
|5. Click and Fly : single point navigation
With just a single click or tap on a map on the screen of a PC or an Android tablet, you can tell the drone where to fly and to land there automatically.
|6. Coming Home
Just by activating a switch on your the radio-control, the drone will fly back directly to the take-off position. In case of need, it can also climb to a preset height before performing this operation.
|7. Position Hold
Position Hold keeps the drone at the same place in the sky even by strong winds, leaving you free to operate the camera and get the shots you want.
|8. Dynamic Position Hold
Even while the drone is on “Position Hold”, the pilot still has the control to move it to another position. This allows for instance to fly on a straight line even with wind. This is a very helpful feature for shooting tracking video shots.
|9. Altitude Hold
The aircraft maintains its altitude in order to keep a given height.
The throttle must remain in the center of its path and acts like a kind of altitude “trim”.
This mode is activated by a two-way switch on the radio-control.
|10. Position Save
You can easily save a new waypoint while flying the drone in order to go back to that point later. A computer or a tablet is not necessary to do this. All you need is a switch on the RC transmitter and the drone will fly back to the saved position.
|11. Point of Interest (POI) 3D Waypoints
For ground-based imaging operations, focused for instance on buildings or other structures, you can program 3D waypoints around a particular point of interest and the drone will automatically turn towards the POI (point of interest) during its flight between the waypoints. Each waypoint contains a position and a height (3 dimensional positioning).
|12. Long distance Waypoint flights
Waypoint navigation can be used on short or on long distance flights, making the planning easier even when the area to cover is increasing.
|13. Boat mode: advanced feature
This is an advanced feature that allows the pilot to initialize the solid state gyroscopes for safe flight even when the drone is resting on a moving boat or platform.