Martin Rüedi's Blog (13)

FlightZoomer Version 3 - Simulation Edition is released!

The first FlightZoomer Version 3 app has been released!

Anybody, who has access to a Windows 10 computer, is invited to visit the MS store and install "FlightZoomer Cockpit 3 - Simulation Edition" for free!

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Added by Martin Rüedi on August 2, 2017 at 2:34pm — No Comments

The Wearable Groundstation

Have a look at the wearable groundstation, that I have built as cockpit for my Boeing 787-like drones avionics suite FlightZoomer...

The wearable groundstation has these features:

  • A solid carrying bracket allows to put on the whole groundstation without neckstrap
  • Perfect symbiosis between man and…
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Added by Martin Rüedi on May 30, 2017 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Fly With A Single Rotary Controller - FlightZoomer 3 Feature Preview

When Microsoft announced the Surface Dial last October, I immediately knew, that no better application could be developed for this controller than controlling the flight path of drones. For weeks I checked availability in Europe, only to order an overpriced device from the US Ebay finally. As it arrived I probably got one…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on April 28, 2017 at 12:28pm — 6 Comments

Synthetic camera offers FPV purely as a software solution

This is my second post in the series called "FlightZoomer 3 Innovation Previews". The first was this one: Maximized terrain awareness for drone pilots

The innovation highlight presented in the video…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on March 23, 2017 at 2:38pm — 15 Comments

Maximized terrain awareness for drone pilots

This is my first post in a series called "FlightZoomer 3 Feature Previews".

One of the coolest features for the next release of my FlightZoomer apps is a terrain elevation map and a vertical situation display. The look&feel of these features strongly borrow from the VSD (vertical situation display) and the TERRAIN display of the…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on February 23, 2017 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

FlightZoomer 2.1 is released! - Check out this top notch distributed avionics suite for drones!

In this post I show videos of two real flights, the first above for FlightZoomer version 2.0 and another below with the freshly released version 2.1. Both videos show the same automatic flight including an ILS approach. In the videos the replay feature is used to sync the recorded video…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on July 28, 2016 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

FlightZoomer 2.0 is released!

Until now I have presented only videos with the beta version of FlightZoomer release 2. But now the final version is completed and published. The apps are…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on July 3, 2016 at 4:28am — 8 Comments

New features: FlightZoomer 2.0 adds 14 automatic flight modes to Pixhawk flight controllers

This video is a showcase in which I provide an overview of the capabilities and usage of the 14 additional autoflight modes which will come with the upcoming release of FlightZoomer (version…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on January 23, 2016 at 3:35am — 10 Comments

"Swissair 124, you are cleared for ILS runway 15" - FlightZoomer now allows flying procedures like real pilots do

Two months ago I have released FlightZoomer for the first time (version 1.5). Meanwhile the next version is nearing completion (version 2.0) and I am pleased to present you some of the highlights…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on December 14, 2015 at 12:11pm — 5 Comments

EASA European regulation proposal

Beside the US regulation attempts also the EASA has released a proposal for drone regulations, for which the period to make comments has ended on september 29.

More official information here:…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on October 18, 2015 at 7:07am — 8 Comments

FlightZoomer is now generally available! See how the look&feel (&features) of a full scale cockpit become reality in our RC world!

The title says it all:

FlightZoomer has been released and the three required apps can be downloaded from my homepage http://flightzoomer.com (the relay server) and the Microsoft app store (the Sensorics- and the Groundstation-app).

What is Flightzoomer?

A smartphone based telemetry, navigation and…

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Added by Martin Rüedi on September 23, 2015 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

My project FlightZoomer: realistic flight instruments, navigation systems and auto flight systems

Hello

I´d like to introduce my project of a smartphone based telemetry and navigation system called FlightZoomer.

Other than (almost?) any existing system FlightZoomer differentiates as follows:

  • There is one smartphone onboard the copter/plane (= the companion…
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Added by Martin Rüedi on August 16, 2015 at 6:33am — 7 Comments

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