Known Limitations

CoPilot Requires an Internet Connection

You will need an internet connection to access 3-D map data when planning a mission and you will also need an internet connection when launching autonomous missions. We recommend tethering to your mobile phone if your iPad does not have cellular data.

3-D map cannot zoom in below 60ft elevation

This is due to Apple Map’s granularity limitations, which prevents users from zooming in beyond 60 feet of elevation. Our team is in talks with Apple, along with other mapping providers, to find a workaround for this.

3-D map does not work in some areas

This limitation is due to Apple Maps’ lack of 3D support in areas of the world. To combat this, in the short term we ask that even before you begin using the apps, you go into the native Apple Maps application on your iPad and check if there is 3D support in the area you intend to fly. In the long term, we are planning to permanently move away from Apple Maps.

Speed between waypoints can not be set

The lack of this functionality is due to a bug in the DJI SDK, which we expect to be patched within the next few releases of the SDK. Once is has been so, we will be implementing this functionality in the app.

Drone Compatibility

The FreeSkies CoPilot is currently only compatible with the DJI Phantom 3 Standard, Advanced, Professional, and DJI Inspire 1. FreeSkies is looking into expanding compatibility to many more platforms in the future.

Device Compatibility

The FreeSkies CoPilot is currently only compatible with all iPads Gen 2 and newer running iOS 9 (this includes all iPad minis) A simple way to check is if your iPad has a camera, it can run CoPilot. This is due to the limited availability and compatibility with 3D mapping APIs. FreeSkies is looking to expand this functionality in the future.

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