Yuneec Integrates Pix4Dcapture Mapping Software into H520 Drones


Drone manufacturer Yuneec has announced the availability of Pix4Dcapture on its H520 ST16S ground station controller.

Pix4D’s free mission planning app, Pix4Dcapture, will be pre-installed on all future Yuneec H520 ST16 ground stations and will be available via software update for existing H520 owners. The software creates georeferenced maps and models from drone imagery, giving users the ability to map flight plans and set customized mapping parameters.

“The tight integration, built on the PX4 stack, will result in a better flight experience for pilots and will ensure optimal representation of site maps or aggregate volumetrics for verticals such as law enforcement, inspection and construction,” comments Lorenzo Martelletti, sales and marketing director of Pix4D.

“Pix4Dcapture seamlessly integrates into the H520 platform and will provide our pilots with a dependable solution,” adds Frank DeMartin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Yuneec USA. “Pilots in verticals such as law enforcement, inspection and construction will appreciate the ability to customize flight plans and parameters, view maps in multiple orientations, and complete different missions for various use cases.”

Pix4Dcapture on ST16S is equipped with three different missions types: grid, double grid and polygon – providing flexibility for various projects. Pilots can adjust the flight plan and customize mapping parameters such as image overlap, camera angle or flight altitude.

Once flight has commenced, Pix4Dcapture offers two views: map view, providing live telemetry, including flight altitude and speed, and camera view, providing the live feed from the camera.

The H520 system uses Yuneec’s six-rotor drone platform and incorporates enterprise-grade cameras and mission planning software. The H520 drone is available with the E90 high-resolution camera, using a large-aperture, one-inch sensor; the E50 medium focal-length, high-resolution camera; and the CGOET thermal imaging and low-light camera.

The H520 was launched at InterDrone last year.. It is available in a variety of configurations with prices ranging from $1,999 to $4,699.

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Thank you for the article on the Yuneec H520. This is the UAV we operate for on-scene imaging, mapping, etc. My question comes from a group of public safety users here in northern California. We are wondering if the new LAANC system to gain flight approval is only for DJI equipment or will it ever be capable of being used by other companies in the drone service business?