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DJI trademark reveals plan for RTK GNSS

DJI trademark reveals plan for RTK GNSS

DJI has added a trademark for D-RTK which the name suggests is a DJI implementation of a Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), such systems provide centimeter level accuracy, using either GPS, Glonass or other satellite systems whilst using a second mobile receiver. The trademark application can be read here: https://trademarks.justia.com/868/98/d-86898900.html To achieve centimeter level accuracy two GPS units are used with one of them being stationary (a base station) and another one in the drone. The […]

Solo firmware 1.05 fixes initial GPS woes

Solo firmware 1.05 fixes initial GPS woes

Almost 2 weeks ago now 3DR released firmware 1.05 for the Solo, this was to address the initial problems users had experienced, mainly with GPS. Problems ranged from GPS not being picked up at all, being able to take off before the Solo had a good GPS lock and also a failure by the Solo to switch to altitude hold (known as fly:manual) in the event of the GPS lock becoming poor whilst in flight. Given the time that has […]

The first rule of fly-away club is you don’t talk about fly-away club

The first rule of fly-away club is you don’t talk about fly-away club

Fly-aways happen every single day. Barely a day goes by without a post on Facebook, Twitter or on a forum about a multicopter owner seeing his multicopter, gimbal and GoPro disappear over the horizon never to be seen again.  For the sake of this article, we’re talking about proper fly-aways as opposed to someone losing orientation, crashing and then calling it a fly-away, that’s simply a crash, plain and simple. With autonomous way-point flying, including features like “follow me” becoming […]