For all those pilots who are into aerial photography or video a new stabilization system is coming soon on December 1st. Introducing the AceOne Heli Stabilization System. Click on to read all about this soon to be released product. Thanks to Matt Gunn of RC Aerial Photography for his report on Crackroll.com.
For those of you familiar with rc helicopter AP (aerial photography) and video, the news of DJI USA’s new AceOne heli autopilot system should be standard reading by now. But for everyone else without a purpose-build camera ship, I’d like to introduce you to a device designed to make helicopter flying, whether it be for AP purposes or just for fun, a whole lot easier.
The AceOne helicopter stabilization system was designed to replace the original DJI XP 3.1 with updated software and a more compact package that weighs considerabally less than the original. The AceOne takes the difficulty out of hovering /directional flight through GPS and INS (gyroscopic) technology, and has three different setting: auto mode, attitude mode, and manual mode. Basically, you position the helicopter where you want it, flip the transmitter switch to auto mode, and watch it hover autonomously in one place. While hovering in auto mode, the sticks react normally to control inputs, and releasing them to neutral will bring the heli back to a controlled hover. If a GPS signal is unavailable, then flipping the switch to attitude mode will hold the heli in a level attitude using internal gyros.
The AceOne is the perfect addition to any helicopter used to take aerial photos or video because it greatly reduces the control inputs required to hover…something that’s done quite a lot when shooting AP. I, personally, will be purchasing one for my T-Trex 700e AP ship and I look forward to reporting back on its functionality very soon. The AceOne is set for release at the beginning of December. Please go to http://www.djiusa.com/ for pricing and pre-order info — and make sure to tell them you saw this Main Blades feature on crackroll.com for free 2-day shipping!
No need to install external frames and dampers, unlike with the previous designs of XP3.1 series. It minimizes size, reduces weight and simplifies installation, and thus the system can be installed on a much larger scale of helicopter models, while providing customers more options for physical installation.
Enhanced fail-safe is the feature to ensure that the helicopter will hover automatically when it loses RC signal. After loss of signal for a certain length of time, ACE ONE will calculate the safest route to the home position and control the helicopter to return home, hovering over your GPS start point eventually. This feature will guarantee the safty of your expensive payloads and equipment on the platform.
With the support of ACE ONE, your helicopter will be able to hover precisely with fixed latitude, longitude and altitude; even in strong wind, the hovering range will be limited to a very small area. With the help of ACE ONE, you will feel like you’re driving a car instead of controlling a complicated helicopter.
It is simple and straight forward. You will find it much more fun and interesting, and the pilot will be able to focus on the task at hand without the concerns usually associated with operating an RC helicopter.
Built-in Gimbal Stabilization
The new gimbal stabilization module is compatible with almost all 2-axis gimbal systems. The system will adjust the gimbal and camera according to the attitude of the helicopter after setting the parameters the first time.
Built-in Engine Governor
The engine speed lock and governor are also standard features for ACE ONE. The built-in engine governor simplifies the parameter settings, and increases the compatibility of the system. All you need is to connect an extra standard sensor to use.
Built-in Tail Gyro / Flybarless
The tail gyro, FBL, engine governor and gimbal stabilization features are well integrated into a solid framework. All parts are controlled by one central unit. The helicopter works as a highly efficient unified system.
Control the helicopter in an easy way. The self-learning function allows first time players to control the helicopter with greater ease by automatically maintaining altitude The helicopter’s velocity command can be issued by RC transmitter (TX) separately, and it gives accurate feedback via on-board automatic algorithm.
When TX sticks are centred, the system will auto-hover accordingly.
Flight speed is in real-time relation to the position of the TX stick.
The attitude-stability mode works with low or no GPS signal, such as areas of high rise buildings, valleys, under bridges or even in caves.
The helicopter can be held in a fixed altitude without position or velocity locking when you switch into this mode.
With Manual mode the helicopter is fully controllable as an ordinary RC helicopter without any autopilot assistance.