Drone Start

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Price:
Free
Rating:
4+
Version:
1.6.4
Updated:
2017-11-09
Published:
2017-08-03

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iPad

Description

Drone Start is an advanced flight check & planning tool for drones. Drone Start is packed full of features that will help you plan a safe drone flight every time! You simply turn on your drone, plug your device into the drone controller, open the app & tap Start! Drone Start will then do a comprehensive set of checks to see if its safe to fly in your current area & it will even check your drones battery and sensors in real time to check your drone is in perfect condition to take off!

When your not out flying you can use Drone Start to create comprehensive flight plans, just type in where you want to fly and Drone Start will get Weather, GPS, Light Levels, Terrain Elevation, No Fly Zones and calculate the best time to fly that week! You can also plan your flight route and find out the elevation change & how much battery you'll have left! Plus loads more! You can view the area map and see No Fly Zones, Terrain Elevations, Sunrise/Sunset Times & Positions plus you can also see an animated Wind Map, showing the wind direction with colour coded arrows so you can immediately see if its too windy to fly or not.

Drone Starts calculation are also based on your drone model*, so things such as winds speeds and battery range are calculated using your actual drone!

Drone Start also has some great advanced features too such as:

Daily FlyCast

Daily FlyCast is a daily rich notification sent at sunrise every morning outlining the days flying conditions. You'll also have access to the FlyCast Widget, so you can always quickly check if its good to fly without even opening the app!

Solar Storm Warnings

Solar Storm Warnings are rich notifications informing you incoming solar storms which can cause high levels of magnetic interference which can affect GPS signals and impact the accuracy of your RTH point.

Intelligent RTH

If enabled Drone Start will automatically calculate and set your Return To Home Height based on surround terrain elevation, making sure your doesn't fly into a mountain side when it returns to you!

Fly Zone Alert

When enabled you will receive a notification informing you have entered a No Fly Zone, we will also let you know when you leave one too!

Battery Manager

Drone Start records battery data before each flight so you easily check battery health, including deviations. It also recommends battery rotation order if you have multiple batteries. You can also perform a battery test to check it's heath & efficiency, plus create pdf reports from the results.

Intelligent VPS

If there are large bodies of water in the area, Drone Start will automatically disable your VPS for you and automatically enable it next time you fly in an area with low amounts of water.

Broadcasts

Send Messages, Photos, Audio Messages, Flight Routes & Warnings to local drone pilots! Discover local obstacles and dangerous flying area when you fly in a new area!

Active Drone Alerts

Get notified when theres a another drone flying near your location.

Drone Start Features Include**:

Start Checks
- Weather, GPS, KP Index, Terrain Elevation & Airspace Checks
- Drone Law Checks
- Light Checks
- Drone Battery Health Check
- Drone Sensor Health Check
- ND Filter Check
- Wind Altitude Checks
- RTH Height Check
- Wind Map
- No Fly Zone Map
- Terrain Elevation Map
- Ephemeris
- Dedicated Drone Model Checks
- Golden Hour Times
- Water Area Check
- Active Drone Check
- RTH Reminder

Flight Plans
- 7 Day Weather Forecast
- 7 Day GPS Forecast
- 7 Day KP Index Forecast
- No Fly Zone Check
- Terrain Elevation Check
- Weather Check
- Wind Map
- No Fly Zone Map
- Terrain Elevation Map
- Ephemeris
- Best Time To Fly
- Flight Route Planner
- Dedicated Drone Model Checks
- Weekly Summary
- Drone Laws
- Light Check
- Aerial Images From The Area
- Golden Hour Times


*DJI Drone Models are only currently supported.

**Some Feature May Require An Active Monthly or Yearly Auto Renewing Subscription.

See our Terms of Use here: www.faulknerlabs.io/drone-start-terms

What's New in Version 1.6.4

- Bug Fixes
- iPhone X Support

Reviews

Ok

(Version 1.3)
by army uas pilot
I wanted to use one feature on this and of course the wind velocity is locked and you have to pay for it. App seems to show as if you get all sorts of neat stuff for free but instead the "neat stuff" is only online site to purchase more of their stuff

Awesome

(Version 1.3)
by Jnspenc
Great app, very informational and really not that expensive for the yearly rate.

Misleading

(Version 1.1)
by Flying without THIS app
Even the 'standard' version does not include what's listed in the versions list.
No flight plan, etc.

Uninstall, Im not using any apps that pull gps in the backrond.

(Version 1.1)
by Drone.user.guy
Looks like a great idea but you really need to remove ALL background permissions for anyone to leave this on their device.