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How to flash Sky Drone FPV 3 / Link 3 Firmware using Etcher

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How to flash Sky Drone FPV 3 / Link 3 Firmware using Etcher

Here is a quick "how to" on using the popular free flashing tool Etcher. Updating the firmware of a Sky Drone device (FPV 3, Link 3, 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520) is rather easy. The user manual explains in detail on how to do that on various platforms like Windows PC, Mac and Linux. While there is a recommended app for Windows mentioned in the manual, on Mac and Linux the recommended way is to use "dd". For some folks this command line tool may be a bit too cumbersome to use. One solution for this may be to use Etcher. It's...

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Remote Team Mode: Long Range Version of Yuneec's Team Mode - An Example for Search & Rescue or Law Enforcement Operations

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Remote Team Mode: Long Range Version of Yuneec's Team Mode - An Example for Search & Rescue or Law Enforcement Operations

Team Mode Search and rescue (SAR) or law enforcement operations need to happen quickly, precisely and with all information at hand. The Yuneec H520 ships out of the box with their "Team Mode" feature, which is great for operations on the ground. A second camera operator can monitor the camera and operate the gimbal while a pilot is flying the drone. That camera operator needs to be nearby the pilot, though. This is how the original Yuneec H520 Team Mode setup looks like: Courtesy Fan Tho Mass for this photo from his video on Yuneec H520 - Team - Mode Tutorial (german/deutsch)...

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Sky Drone joins the NVIDIA Inception Accelerator Program

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Sky Drone joins the NVIDIA Inception Accelerator Program

Sky Drone has joined the NVIDIA Inception Accelerator Program to bring real-time AI processing to connected drones that fly beyond visual line of sight. HONG KONG, 9th DECEMBER 2020 – Sky Drone’s 4G/5G connected drone technology is now leveraging NVIDIA’s global leadership in artificial intelligence processing. “Leveraging NVIDIA AI processing combined with our collaboration with China Mobile HK on 5G connected drones, we are now ready to handle rapid AI processing of data coming from a drone in mid-air and reacting on it in real-time.” said Boris Boege, CEO of Sky Drone. “This is a game changer for truly useful...

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Sky Drone FPV 3 Manual Updated

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Sky Drone FPV 3 Manual Updated

The Sky Drone FPV 3 manual has just been updated. The updates cover the following topics: Power requirements for the device (max. 28V 6S) Notice that no reclaiming is required after flashing a firmware update MAVLink mode Both languages, English and German, were updated. You can download the latest manual from the Sky Drone FPV 3 product page.

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MAVLink Mode vs. Raw Mode for BVLOS Command & Control Explained

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MAVLink Mode vs. Raw Mode for BVLOS Command & Control Explained

Sky Drone has always been about connectivity. To be able to remotely control drones from anywhere in the world, was always a main goal for us and is a key feature for truly autonomously operating unmanned air/ground/surface vehicles. Reliable BVLOS operation of such vehicles is required for almost any use case in that field. Sky Drone FPV 3, Sky Drone Link 3 and older legacy products that run the latest firmware, have the "MAVLink Mode" option available. MAVLink Mode Explained First off, a bit of background about MAVLink: "MAVLink or Micro Air Vehicle Link is a protocol for communicating with small unmanned vehicle. It is designed...

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