FLIGHTZOOMER IN A NUTSHELL

FlightZoomer is a toolbox for pilots, not planners, configurators or managers...

  • FlightZoomer consists of two apps, that are connected via cellular network. One runs on a smartphone that is onboard the aircraft and the second runs on a tablet that serves as cockpit..
  • Alternatively the FlightZoomer cockpit can connect with the aircraft via 3rd party telemetry.
  • The system allows to plan, control, navigate and manage the flight of remote controlled unmanned aircraft.
  • Features borrowed from manned aviation: the look&feel (based on the Boeing 787 cockpit), IFR capabilities (instruments, autopilot, Flight Management System) and the support of professional procedures.
  • Low cost solution, perfect for hobby or FPV pilots, as well as for expert applications.
Image by Tis Meyer / Drone-Art.net
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3G/4G CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Shake off any range limitations!!

    Get rid of dedicated proprietory hardware just to connect the aircraft with the groundstation. The FlightZoomer 3G based air-ground databus provides a perfect low latency telemetry solution with COTS hardware.

    Alternatively the FlightZoomer cockpit can connect with the aircraft via 3rd party telemetry.

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SYNTHETIC FPV CAMERA

No video feed is needed to get this innovative outside view!!

FlightZoomer offers a synthetic 3D outside view just based on telemetry data, that shows outstanding FPV characteristics: 
Unlimited range, reliable, full HD, perfect image stabilization, no fog, no clouds, never night and superior versatility to adjust camera parameter inflight.

Alternatively the FlightZoomer cockpit allows to display the feed of a real FPV camera as well. Either side-by-side with the synthetic view or instead of it.


Watch demo on YouTube

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COMPREHENSIVE AUTOPILOT MODES

FlightZoomer has a super versatile autopilot, that offers all the control modes, you would find in a modern jet aircraft.

On the diagram to the left, lateral modes are shown with red arrows, vertical modes with blue arrows and the speed mode with green arrows.

You can easily control all these modes using the touchscreen and the Mode Control Panel (MCP):


Watch demo on YouTube (still with the version 2 app)

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TERRAIN VIEW

Never be surprised from raising terrain anymore!!

The terrain map and the vertical situation display provide excellent terrain awareness. The colors indicate the terrain elevation relative to the current aircraft altitude:

  • Red: terrain is higher than the current aircraft altitude
  • Yellow: the aircraft is not more than 50m above the terrain
  • Green: the aircraft has a safe altitude

  • Watch demo on YouTube

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    FLIGHT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

    Work with the integrated Flight Management System as real pilots do!!

    FlightZoomer allows to create flightplans based on an integrated, self-maintained navigation database.

    Using the LNAV- and VNAV-mode of the autopilot, the route is automatically followed laterally and vertically.

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    CONTROL THE FLIGHT ENTIRELY USING A RADIAL CONTROLLER

    One hand and the Surface Dial - nothing more is needed to fly!!

    The Surface Dial rotary controller allows to command all autopilot modes.

    Pressing the dial iterates through the four basic modes (altitude, vertical speed, track over ground and forward speed), while turning the knob changes the respective target value.


    Watch demo on YouTube

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    TRAIN, INSPECT OR EXPLORE FLIGHTZOOMER USING THE INBUILT SIMULATION MODE

    Fly to the ends of the earth with the simulator!!

    The FlightZoomer cockpit app has a simulation mode, that conveniently allows to get aquainted with the most important features.


    Watch demo on YouTube

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    SYSTEM TOPOLOGIES

    The following diagrams show supported operation scenarios.

    The FlightZoomer system context diagrams show all the supported components and their related interfaces. The little arrows are colored based on the used interface type.

    Legend:
    • Grey function blocks: Traditional setup of an Ardupilot equipped RC aircraft or multicopter
    • Red function blocks: FlightZoomer components and interfaces
    • : WLAN connectivity
    • : Bluetooth connectivity
    • : Cellular network connectivity
    • : RC transmitter connectivity
    • : Wired connectivity (e.g. USB/Serial/Video S/PWM)
    • : FPV video transmission
    • : 3rd party radio telemetry
    • : Local app-to-app connectivity


    SYSTEM TOPOLOGY USING 3rd PARTY TELEMETRY MODEMS

    This setup connects the cockpit app to an existing radio telemetry solution. Minimal FlightZoomer footprint with only the cockpit app and a utility broker app running on the groundstation PC or tablet (no onboard smartphone needed).



    SYSTEM TOPOLOGY WITH CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

    This is the default setup with two apps. The first is running on a smartphone, which is attached to the airborne vehicle and the second runs on a tablet or computer that serves as groundstation.



    LEGACY SYSTEM TOPOLOGY WITH CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY (supported also by Version 3)

    The legacy setup required a stationary relay server between the airborne device and the groundstation.

    EDITIONS OF THE SOFTWARE

    Version 3

    FlightZoomer Cockpit 3 FlightZoomer Cockpit 3 - Simulation Edition FlightZoomer Companion 3 FlightZoomer Sensorics 3 FlightZoomer Relay Server 3
    DESCRIPTION Cockpit and groundstation app, that is used by the pilot to plan, navigate and control the flight Cockpit app, that offers the simulation mode in order to evaluate and train FlightZoomer at no cost Airborne app, that connects with the Cockpit app via 3G/4G/5G. Legacy airborne app, that connects with the Cockpit app via 3G/4G/5G Legacy desktop application, that runs stationary and connects the Cockpit app with the Sensorics app
    CONNECTS WITH FlightZoomer Companion 3
    - or -
    FlightZoomer Relay Server 3
    Stand alone FlightZoomer Cockpit 3, Ardupilot, Onboard camera FlightZoomer Relay Server 3, Ardupilot, Onboard camera FlightZoomer Cockpit 3, FlightZoomer Sensorics 3
    PRICE $0
    introductory offer!!
    Free Free Free Free
    SUPPORTED OS Windows 10 desktops or tablets Windows 10 desktops or tablets Windows 10 mobile, Android Windows Phone or 10 Mobile Windows 7 or higher
    AVAILABILITY Available! Available! Available! Will be released soon Will be released soon
    LEGACY X X



    Version 2

    FlightZoomer Groundstation FlightZoomer Sensorics FlightZoomer Relay Server
    DESCRIPTION Smartphone based groundstation app (not usable on tablets), that is used by the pilot to plan, navigate and control the flight. Lacks many of the Version 3 features, that are listed above. Legacy airborne app, that connects with the groundstation app via 3G/4G/5G Legacy desktop application, that runs stationary and connects the Cockpit app with the Sensorics app
    CONNECTS WITH FlightZoomer Relay Server FlightZoomer Relay Server, Ardupilot, Onboard camera FlightZoomer GroundStation, FlightZoomer Sensorics
    PRICE Free Free Free
    SUPPORTED OS Windows Phone or 10 Mobile Windows Phone or 10 Mobile Windows 7 or higher
    AVAILABILITY Available! Available! Available!
    LEGACY X X X