New Align APS ( Auto Pilot System )

Align Helicopter APS system features:

1.Semi-autonomous take off / Landing (Activate system, semi-autonomous takeoff into position and altitude hold, hovers in attitude hold with strong holding ability to prevent drifting, suitable for hover and flight training)
2.Failsafe (Activate system, automatic return home during loss of signal situation)
3.Auto flight (Activate system, transmitter can execute multiple waypoint settings, enabling point to point automatic flights.)
4.Emergency bailout stabilization (loss of orientation, activate system, aircraft flips right side up, goes into position and altitude hold hover, and wait for further command).
5.Autonomous return home (Completion of mission, activate return home command)
6.Simple logical setting through transmitter (APS system does not require complex PC setups)
7.Supports software upgrades

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Comment by Hai Tran on May 22, 2012 at 10:14am

That's it, I'm dumping my Wookong-H.  The Wookong-H doesn't support RTL like Wookong-M and, there is a GPS bug in the southern hemisphere that DJI are trying to fix on WKM and WKH.

Comment by Ramon L on May 22, 2012 at 10:18am

This AP can even stabilize the heli if you push the button being inverted! and how smooth it does it!

Comment by Ellison Chan on May 22, 2012 at 10:19am

Love it!  Where do I order.  I always wanted to eat lunch, drink coca cola, and fly my RC Helicopter at the same time.  Can we add some more product placement in the next video? ;-)

Comment by Max Levine on May 22, 2012 at 10:56am
Where ???

Comment by Hai Tran on May 22, 2012 at 11:19am

The problem with the DJI GPS is that it doesn't work in the southern hemisphere, there is a bug that causes long acquisition times and loss of GPS signal.  Effects WK-M and WK-H.  Plus no RTL

I'm hopping that the Align APS will just work on my Trex

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 22, 2012 at 11:40am

I thought DJI had a fix for that?  At least a couple weeks ago, they said they did.

I'm not that enthusiastic about the Align APS system.  Seems their electronics are pretty mediocre.  The fact that it appears you do not need to/cannot program this thing with a PC tells me it's probably fairly limited in it's capabilities and performance.  Also, many people don't like Align electronics.  Time will tell. 

Comment by Hai Tran on May 22, 2012 at 11:42am

I emailed DJI about me replacement GPS, and their response was, we are working on it.  Hence why I would be keen on the Align APS.  RTL is a must have function if your going to have a GPS on board.

Comment by Hai Tran on May 22, 2012 at 11:46am

I hope so.  But still the RTL function of the Align sounds like a great feature.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on May 22, 2012 at 12:01pm

Amazing it's taking so long for the traditional hobby vendors to release something.  Someday even Horizon will cave in.

Comment by wraith on May 22, 2012 at 1:28pm

well, that's pretty impressive, this is serious motivation to get another heli


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