[Avionics Magazine 12-16-2016] XDynamics has introduced a new smart consumer drone, the Evolve, with a new dual-screen controller.
The carbon fiber monocoque chassis of the XDynamics Evolve drone strengthens structural stability and improves flight dynamics. Photo: XDynamics.
Embodied in an all-in-one package of hardware and software, Evolve remote controller is a Smart Pilot System (SPS) which combines all required functions for amateur and professional users' flying and filming needs under a single interface:
Album manager: view, organize, sort, rename, and caption aerial media files at will; enhance images quickly with filter effects, too.
Alert center: keep up with drone status, and resolve issues following suggested solutions.
Flight modes: take selfies when the drone follows you, and create scenes when it flies along user-selected paths.
Path planner: select multiple waypoints by locations, altitudes, and directions, and let the drone flies along them itself.
Map preloader: save and name locations of interest offline to view at flight.
Social media connector: share instantly photos and videos to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
To support these features and functionality, the remote controller features a 64-bit quad-core CPU, a dedicated GPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM and Android OS inside, competing with high-end computer tablets. It comes with GPS module, Inertial Measurement Unit sensors, Micro-SD card slot, USB port, and micro HDMI-out port, allowing comprehensive extendibility such as additional storage, FPV goggles, and VR headsets.