Here is the list of recommended DJI drones:
- Mavic Pro Series
- Mavic 2 Pro/Enterprise Series
- Phantom 4 Series
- M210 and M210 RTK
Supporting Computers / Devices
For DJI Mavic & Phantom series drones, you need the RC and a supported Android device – specifically one from this list: https://flytnow.com/resources/.
For DJI Enterprise / Matrice / A3 / N3 drones, you need a companion computer – specifically one from this list: FlytPi, Odroid, Raspberry Pi, Nvidia Nano or TX2 series.
For Ardupilot / Pixhawk drones, you need a companion computer – specifically one from this list: FlytPi, Odroid, Raspberry Pi, Nvidia Nano or TX2 series.
The Android devices and companion computers mentioned above are available at most major electronics e-commerce sites as well as at Amazon.
Yes, FlytNow is a cloud-based software-as-a-service for live, remote drone operations.
No, FlytNow is currently designed to be deployed only on the cloud.
Yes, FlytNow can be customized to feature your own branding; and the white-labeled solution will be deployed on a FlytNow sub-domain (eg. https://yourbrand.flytnow.com).
Assuming reliable WiFi/4G/LTE/5G connectivity ~10Mbps or more, you can expect a latency of less than 1 second for video streams of resolutions upto 1080p/HD. The actual latency observed will, of course, depend on the quality of your connection, and the hardware configuration being used.
Yes, this can be enabled in the Enterprise edition of FlytNow – the videos can be stored in a private or public cloud instance, to be provided by the customer.
Yes, video streams can be shared via guest access in FlytNow, via a private URL that allows guest viewers to watch video streams for specific drone missions. Such access can be easily disabled/enabled by the user on a mission-to-mission basis.
Yes, provided you have the appropriate hardware configuration, a reliable telecommunications link between the drone (directly or via an Android device) and regulatory permissions.
Assuming reliable WiFi/4G/LTE/5G connectivity of 5Mbps or more, you can expect a latency of less than 100ms for drone control, gimbal control & telemetry (specifically altitude, latitude, longitude, speed, battery %, distance from home).
FlytNow Pro users can control the camera gimbal remotely, besides the drone itself. FlytNow Enterprise edition users can also control other payloads (eg. sirens, lights, parcel delivery mechanisms), as well as benefit from advanced waypoint-wise gimbal control, provided their hardware configuration supports the same.
The licensing requirements for drone users vary from region to region eg. FAA Part 107 rules for drone operators in the USA, As a FlytNow user, you need to be aware of – and comply with – the pilot license requirements in the geography of your mission. FlytNow is a software platform designed to support drone missions that involve major drone hardware platforms; usage of FlytNow, by itself, does not imply any regulatory compliance.
The Enterprise edition of FlytNow is designed to be easily customizable, and quickly configurable, for each enterprise use-case. This includes the capability to:
- Access special sensors
- Stream video from multiple cameras
- Control payloads via GPIO
- Collision avoidance
- Record videos on the cloud
- 3rd party integrations (eg. AirMap, DroneLogbook)
- Survey missions
- Precision landing
and much more.
Typically, the Enterprise edition of FlytNow can be made available in 3 to 4 weeks; the actual timeline will depend on the specific use-case requirements. The timelines can also be accelerated for hard deadlines such as events, customer demos, proposal submissions, etc.
FlytNow is built using enterprise-grade information security technologies, and AWS cloud, to ensure that users can rapidly scale their operations to large drone fleets while retaining the privacy of their data and security of their remote drone operations.
Currently, FlytWare is available only directly from FlytBase.
One can follow the following steps to solve this issue:
- Please close all the android applications from the background.
- Replug USB into the device,
- If you encounter a popup asking for the user to choose FlytOS application, please do so.
- In case, without any popup, some other application automatically starts up, please ‘clear defaults’ of that application as shown here and restart debugging from Step 1
- Once FlytOS mobile application is started, wait for the message pop ups ‘DJI Register Success’ followed by ‘DJI Drone Connected’. If you do not get to see these messages in around 10s, please verify if you have a valid internet connection.
- If your problem still persists, contact us at email@example.com from the registered email ID, mention your drone’s Model name along with any debug information that you can provide.
Not every Android device supports 1080p H264 video encoding and decoding feature required for Mavic 2 series. We request you to use the phones we have listed above or some equivalent variant. As per our observation, Qualcomm chipset phones usually have the hardware codec to support the aforementioned functionality. You can try setting Downlink video mode to Regular from HD via DJI GO 4 which would reduce the stream quality to 720p, but it would enable video streaming from your device.
When the drone is being controlled via FlytOS mobile application using FlytBase platform, one may want to take back manual control over the drone. To do this, change the RC mode switch position to any mode apart from ‘P’ or ‘F’ mode. You can get back to ‘P’ mode once have taken control over the drone.