Notification
04.07.2018
H520 Software Update - Version 1.4

We would like to inform you about the latest software update for the H520 hexacopter. Please notice the following change log.

Please remember to calibrate the compass after installing the update!

On our Youtube channel we provide helpful video tutorials for the update 1.4.

NOTE - UPDATE PROCESS: After the update process, a yellow pop-up window will open in the DataPilot app. Please confirm this by clicking on the button displayed in the window and do not click the "Back" button.

H520 Update 1.4 - New Functions and Features:

 

Added customisable speed limits for manual flight
You can now set the maximum speed for ascent, descent and horizontal flight.
Video: Speed limits for manual flight

 

Added support for joystick-modes (Modes 1 - 4)
You can now select the stick-mode you prefer:

Mode 1
Left stick up/down: Move forward/backward (Pitch)
Left stick left/right: Turn left/right (Yaw)
Right stick up/down: Height up/down (Gas)
Right stick left/right: Move left/right (Roll)

Mode 2
Left stick up/down: Height up/down (Gas)
Left stick left/right: Turn left/right (Yaw)
Right stick up/down: Move forward/backward (Pitch)
Right stick left/right: Move left/right (Roll)

Mode 3
Left stick up/down: Move forward/backward (Pitch)
Left stick left/right: Move left/right (Roll)
Right stick up/down: Height up/down (Gas)
Right stick left/right: Turn left/right (Yaw)

Mode 4
Left stick up/down: Height up/down (Gas)
Left stick left/right: Move left/right (Roll)
Right stick up/down: Move forward/backward (Pitch)
Right stick left/right: Turn left/right (Yaw)

Note: Default is Mode 2. If modes are changed by the user, be cautious when first flying new modes, as controls will be different.
Video: How to select joystick mode

 



Added RC switch and stick monitoring
DataPilot allows users to monitor hardware functions to ensure all values are being met.

 

Added display of an estimated remaining flight time
DataPilot enables pilots to reference flight time by either battery percentage or remaining flight time.

 

Added Indoor Mode (GPS enabled) 
Indoor flight mode entirely disables GPS and all functions related to GPS. These modes are rarely useful outdoors, be very cautious in areas with high air movement such as air-conditioning vents, exhaust intakes/outflows, etc..
Video: Activate indoor mode

When indoor flight mode is used, Return to Launch and other automated flight tasks are disabled. When enabled, the menubar will indicate "Indoor Mode" in the same area where satellite count is displayed during outdoor flight.

 

Logbook Export
Flight logs can now be exported in GUTMA log format for use with third party electronic drone logbook apps (third party log book features may require payment). DataPilot offers two standardised logbook exports to cloud-based logbook systems. These are user-determined; DataPilot does not offer automatic logbook export without user input. DroneLogbook and Skyward by Verizon are each supported in DataPilot.

In the Flight Services menu, select a logbook preference. Login credentials for either service are required so that DataPilot may export flight data to the preferred logbook. For users that do not have a logging application, more information may be found at:

SKYWARD - www.skyward.io

DRONELOGBOOK -www.dronelogbook.com

Each of these software applications are capable of managing multi-aircraft fleets and are designed for either small or large operations.

When enabled, telemetry information will be exported in Universal Transverse Mercator/UTM format. When disconnected from WiFi, DataPilot will queue telemetry/log files once a connection has been established. Users may also manually upload queued logs by tapping the UPLOAD softkey in the Flight Services menu. 

Logs may be exported from multiple aircraft using the same ST16S, or from multiple ST16S using different aircraft, with each log remaining separate, making this feature ideal for fleets of H520 aircraft in small to large organisation operations.