In the Field
Drone Volt introduces Hercules piloting app
By UAV Canada Staff
Drone Volt has introduced its new DV Control kit designed as a mobile app for piloting the Hercules drone series. DV Control allows for multiple smartphones and screens to be connected together via Wi-Fi, providing the required flight information in real-time on a dual screen.
Drone Volt explains the DV Control remote control is the ground piloting station that allows drone operation with long-range transmission, featuring real-time video transmission in up to two kilometers; camera or thermal dual camera control; and AES 256 encrypted transmission.
The DV Control mobile application provides flight information such as the altitude, speed, distance, voltage, time and the real-time GPS position. The app displays a flight departure checklist to remind a pilot of the required safety procedures for each mission.
A flight plan can be created and monitored through the application itself, as waypoints can be implemented, as well as any required actions at these waypoints (recording, rotations, gimbal orientation, etc.) The application also supports Aerial Photogrammetry for aerial mapping and 3D modelling of buildings and terrain or georeferenced orthoplans. For this, the pilot needs to define the zone to analyze and any relevant parameters (altitude, speed, overlap.)
Rally Points can be included for longer missions. The drone will land at these rally points for battery replacement, or to complete a mission without returning to the starting point. The application also includes a Follow feature and Tap-to-fly, in which the pilot taps the screen of the smartphone for the drone will fly to that location.
“Our priorities during the development of this new DV Control mobile application was efficiency and user-friendliness,” said Olivier Gualdoni, CEO of Drone Volt. “We want to offer pilots the opportunity to operate their Hercules products easily during their increasingly complex professional flight missions.”