Kristaps Brass's Blog – January 2016 Archive (3)

UgCS as a viable alternative to DJI Ground Station

Worried about losing possibility of flight planning for DJI on PC? At the beginning of this year DJI will discontinue their PC mission planning software Ground Station due to Google discontinuing their Google Earth API. Along with that, there has been a recall of DJI 900 MHz radio links.

 

UgCS does not rely on Google Earth API, we have our own map engine…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on January 28, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Providing ATC visibility of a DJI A2 drone using a BeagleBone and Sagetech XPS-TR transponder



The UgCS team has accomplished what we believe is a first – integrating a Mode S/ADS-B out transponder with a small drone, enabling radar visibility throughout the drone’s flight.  A BeagleBone Black computer with CAN bus shield was used to integrate a Sagetech XPS-TR, the world’s smallest transponder, with the A2’s flight controller.  The flight controller continuously…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on January 18, 2016 at 6:22am — 10 Comments

Click & Go Mode in UgCS

One of the recently implemented features of UgCS is the Click and Go mode. This makes flying drones with waypoints more intuitive and easier than ever. All you need to do is click on the map, place a point and the drone will automatically fly to it without the need to calculate and upload the route. For DJI drones this works even if the drone is on the ground.…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on January 6, 2016 at 3:40pm — 5 Comments

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