5 must have apps for quadcopter pilots
By GB Blog Official 2017-08-23 1117 1
If you only have space on your phone and patience for one quadcopter app, go with Hover. The app offers all the basics needed for planning your flight in an easy and friendly interface.
Hover gives you up-to-date weather information with flight recommendations (good day/bad day) - you will also see what the weather is going to be like in the next few hours so that you can decide when it's best to head out. Hover also helps you choose a take-off spot through its database of no-fly zones for your location. It's a simple app but comes with a good base for any pilot to get started and keep going.
Get Hover on Play Store.
Okay, this may not be your specialized quadcopter app - but it does serve a purpose and gets the job well done. Pilots use Google Earth to scout for cool locations to fly over - something that aerial photography enthusiasts will truly appreciate. It is also a good app to search for a take off spot: see how crowded or built-up the area is, whether there are telephone poles or crowds around and so on. The best part - the app is totally free.
DroneDeploy is an app for DJI pilots letting you map out your quadcopter's route and let it fly completely autonomously. Simply draw a path around the selected area and press Go. You can now sit back and relax and watch your drone follow the arranged route. Additional features include changing altitude mid-flight and sharing your footage online with just a tap of a button.
Pronounces as "screw it", this a post-flight app, designed for those who want to upgrade their aerial photography. The way SKRWT works is that it allows you to fix horizontal and vertical distortion in the images taken with a drone improving their symmetry. You will be able to tilt the photo along the horizontal or vertical axis and pull the center further or closer away. The app lets you make quick precise adjustments and, as a result, gives you better images without hours of work with an editing program.
Quadcopter FX Simulator
Quadcopter FX Simulator is an app for novice pilots or those just considering getting a quadctopter. The app works like you would expect of a simulator: you get to fly a digital drone on your mobile screen through 3D modeled landscapes with the FPV mode. A nice extra is that the app lets you choose which drone you get to fly, from miniature quadcopters to bigger machines, and, all in all, gives you a pretty good idea of what piloting a drone involves. It also gives you a chance to test out common features and fly modes like Return Home, Course Lock and others. The app now also supports Google VR for a more immersive experience.
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