Robotshop offers UgCS with autopilot

Greetings!
We have some great news for those of you about to purchase autopilots. 
In cooperation with Robotshop.com (and Robotshop.com/eu/) you can now acquire autopilots bundled together with UgCS.
If you are about to get a Pixhawk or an APM autopilot with GPS, you can get the UgCS ONE license on top of that for just a few dollars.

In addition to that you can also get AR.Drone bundled together with UgCS in a similar manner.
For more information please visit www.robotshop.com and www.ugcs.com 

Safe flights,
UgCS Team

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Comment by Adam on May 11, 2015 at 2:21pm

Any idea on when you will have stock?  Guess it was popular bundle! Same day you announce and already sold out.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 11, 2015 at 3:13pm

Hi, would you be interested in working to support helicopter frame types on Arducopter?

Comment by Janis Kuze on May 12, 2015 at 2:29am

UgCS is advanced mission planning and control software. We support all types of Pixhawk devices. You have to do calibration in native software anyway.

We fly ourselves Align copters with Pixhawk. Just do not have yet 3D models in software and standard parameters. Please create profile for your vehicle and fill it with right parameters, use whatever 3D model is there.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 12, 2015 at 5:38am

Oh, so you don't do the vehicle setup right in UGCS?  That's too bad.

Comment by Janis Kuze on May 12, 2015 at 6:02am

Can't do that for >9 types of autopilots we support so far in single software.Simply would take too much effort and also legal issues with reuse or obtaining code for calibration part.

Would gladly do so for those manufacturers who would express interest in that as a special version for their autopilot.

Comment by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on May 12, 2015 at 3:01pm

Janis absolutely right. We made UgCS for end users like surveyors, fire fighters, rescuers and farmers. They will buy/use ready to flight drones and mustn't change autopilot parameters and so on.

About classic helicopters - full support will be available in UgCS 2.4, we will release it in few weeks.

Comment by Marc Dornan on May 16, 2015 at 8:12pm

Alexey. Well you have my $65. I am trying to plan some flights in Greece this summer and it was impossible in Mission Planner.Strangely Google maps in mission planner seems not cover parts of Greece that are in brilliant detail in UgCS but both use Google maps. And given the mountainous landscape, the terrain avoidance seems to work very well. Already your software seems far in advance of Mission Planner for complex Mission Planning. Does the $65 over updates for a period of time or is it lifetime upgrades.

Comment by Janis Kuze on May 17, 2015 at 9:51am

Please be careful in mountainous areas. Google elevation data puts just 1 approximation point per 200m. We have lost a drone that way. UgCS Pro allows uploading your own more precise elevation data on top (under to be more precise) existing maps if you have such data.

UgCS ONE is supported and will have all updates until next major version. Exact life cycle is not yet clear, but it will be at least one, one and a half year. UgCS Pro has support for one year with initial purchase and for next years it is planned to be 400$ per year. As long as Pro support is active all updates including major versions will be provided.

Comment by Marc Dornan on May 17, 2015 at 10:15am

Understood. I plan to fly manually and check waypoint altitudes before flying. However the feature I am flying around has high resolution satellite imagery as it is overlooking a major town -- the Venetian Fortress in Nafplio. I also have a low value machine that will fly all missions to check them before flying the expensive one with cameras.

One thing I have noticed--the spline waypoints are not registering as curves on the map in the same way as they do in Mission Planner. Have I missed something? This is even after I have calculated the path. They still show as sharp-angled turns. Sorry if this is off topic on your post.

Comment by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on May 18, 2015 at 1:55pm

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your purchase.

Regarding spline waypoints - MissionPlanner tied to the Pixhawk and can count even small details of Pixhawk behavior.

UgCS currently supports 9 autopilots and will support additional 3 this year. So we should make some simplifications or we will drown in differences between autopilots.

And in any case no one planning software won't give you exact route, because autopilot will calculate exact route in the air. We show turn mode on the screen and think that is enough.

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