Chinese electric aviation specialist Yuneec has extended the application options of its debut commercial drone with the addition of new software.
Yuneec has integrated Pix4Dcapture capabilities into its H520 ST16S ground station controller.
Pix4D is a premier software application that creates professional, georeferenced maps and models from drone imagery, giving users the ability to map flight plans and set customised mapping parameters. Pix4Dcapture on ST16S is equipped with three different mission types: grid, double grid and polygon, providing flexibility for various projects.
Pix4D’s free mission planning app Pix4Dcapture will be pre-installed on all future Yuneec’s H520 ST16s ground stations and available via software update for existing H520 owners.
“Pix4D is a leader in UAV mapping software. Pix4Dcapture seamlessly integrates into the H520 platform and will provide our pilots with a dependable solution,” said Frank DeMartin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Yuneec USA.
“Pilots in verticals such as law enforcement, inspection and construction will appreciate the ability to customise flight plans and parameters, view maps in multiple orientations and complete different missions for various use cases.”
Lorenzo Martelletti, sales and marketing director of Pix4D, added:”The tight integration, built on the PX4 stack, will result in a better flight experience for pilots and will ensure optimal representation of site maps or aggregate volumetrics for verticals such as law enforcement, inspection and construction.”
Yunnec’s six-rotor H520 sUAS, which marked the company’s entry into the commercial sector, was announced in August last year.