We’re proud and very excited to announce the release of the newest version of UgCS ground station software for drones – UgCS 2.9 Update 1. We’ve put in a lot of work to make sure this is the most polished version of UgCS ever. Along with changes in UgCS desktop version, the users of “UgCS for DJI” mobile app will also notice some useful improvements.

Here are some of the changes in UgCS desktop version:

  • User-specified speed between waypoints is now treated as the speed along the 3D vector between two waypoints. This change leads to the drone flying closer to the specified flight trajectory and thus – higher flight precision.
  • For Pixhawk / APM autopilots take-off point altitude is now set automatically
  • Previously if the vehicle speed in the mission exceeded the allowed max speed in the vehicle profile, the mission would not calculate. Now, in this case, the mission is calculated with the maximum vertical / horizontal speed components set in the vehicle profile and the user gets a warning message.
  • Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been added!
  • Camera trigger now works correctly in Photogrammetry missions with DJI A2
  • Speed vector in Telemetry window is now proportional on smaller screens
  • Area scan calculation above complex terrain profile has been optimized
  • Yaw action has been removed from DJI Wookong-M waypoint actions
  • “Continue” command has been disabled while in “Click & Go” mode for Wookong-M, Naza-M V2 and Phantom 2
  • Fixed “Camera Trigger” button and “Camera trigger by time” action not working in some cases
  • “No actions in last point” flag behavior has been fixed, no additional trigger actions are generated

“UgCS for DJI” Android app has been updated to work with the latest version of UgCS. Some of the new features of the mobile app include:

  • Using Adaptive turn type the maximum corner radius can be adjusted in the app under “Drone Specific Settings”
  • Minimum safe altitude parameter has been added to applications preferences to prevent the drone from flying straight to the target waypoint from the ground. Now the drone climbs to safe altitude before flying to the first waypoint
  • Support for Land waypoint has been added
  • Notifications have been made more user friendly


Get UgCS 2.9 Update 1 now at www.ugcs.com


Safe flights,
UgCS Team

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Comment by Jesse Millwood on September 1, 2016 at 6:04am

yay for Ubuntu 16.04 support!

Comment by Rana on September 1, 2016 at 9:38am

Excellent !

Comment by Gustavo Guevara on September 1, 2016 at 10:13pm

This version support A3 Pro? if not when you have plans to integrate?

Comment by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on September 4, 2016 at 2:39am

DJI SDK doesn't support A3 currently. So we are waiting for new version of SDK, as soon it will be available we will quickly implement A3 support in UgCS.

Comment by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on September 8, 2016 at 11:24pm


DJI released Mobile SDK 3.3 with A3 support.

A3+LB2 will be included in UgCS 2.10.

Matrice M600 experimental support available now in UgCS 2.9 update 1 with only issue - M600 will be recognized as M100 in UgCS desktop because current UgCS version doesn't have m600 profile.

What means "experimental support". It's not fully tested. So before fly your mission it wise to run mission in simulation mode.

Please note possible dangerous behavior of DJI drones in simulation mode. They can suddenly run motors! We saw this in Phantom 3 and A2. So activate simulation only without propellers.

Comment by Gustavo Guevara on September 9, 2016 at 8:50am

This look great, will wait 2.10 to test my S1000 + A3 Pro + LB2

Thanks for the update!

Comment by Flying Buddha on September 19, 2016 at 7:01pm

Im using UGCS with the Riegl RiCOPTER and the previous version allowed me to specify what to do when the battery was low, loss of GPS, loss of RF in each mission. Those options are now gone. Is there a way to select those options or is there a way to check to see what would happen in those situations? 

UGCS only reads the internal battery, which is not reflective of the batteries used for the motors.

Thank you.

Comment by Kristaps Brass on September 20, 2016 at 5:29am

Hi, Flying Buddha. These options are still there. Go to route settings and on the right side of the menu you should see a drop down menu for each item so you can specify what the drone should do in each case - loss of RC, GPS, Telemetry or Low battery.

However, please keep in mind that UgCS isn`t always able to override these settings depending on the autopilot, so please refer to the manual for more in-depth information on this. For example - if UgCS only receives the information about the internal battery voltage, you might have to set the failsafes for motor batteries in OEM software.

Comment by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on September 21, 2016 at 10:34pm

Addition regarding Riegl RiCOPTER. As I remember it based on DJI WKM. For WKM we can't ever read failsafe  parameters via datalink. So you can set and check them only in DJI Assistant.

Regarding internal battery. RiCopter used separate batteries for electronics and motors? 


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