|Redundant Flight Control Systems |
Mikrokopter’s Flight Control Systems offer special redundant safety features. On an octocopter, the failure of one motor will not cause a crash and the copter will continue to fly safely. Mikrokopter also offers systems with duplicate Flight Control boards that keep the copter stable even if there is a failure in the primary Flight Control board.
|Low-Stress Panic-Free Flying |
If you simply let go of the RC transmitter sticks and let them return to their center position, the MK Avionics will bring the copter to a standstill in the sky so that you can decide what you need to do next. If you operate the GPS switch, the copter will go to a preset height and then return to the take-off point automatically.
|CareFree 2.0 |
One of the hardest things for beginning pilots to master is the control reversal when the copter flies with boom #1 pointing in any direction but away from the pilot. Worst case, if boom #1 points at the pilot, all left/right control inputs must be reversed and this can easily cause a beginner to lose control and crash the copter. That’s where Carefree Mode comes in – it automatically senses where boom #1 is with respect to the pilot and allows to pilot to fly “nose out” all the time, regardless of the copter’s actual orientation. Carefree Mode can also be adjusted in flight if the pilot wants the copter to fly around to the side or behind the pilot.
|Emergency Failsafe Recovery |
If the copter’s flight control receiver loses contact with the pilot’s RC transmitter, the copter will automatically return to the take-off point at a preset height chosen by the pilot. If the flight battery voltage drops below a pilot-selected threshold value, the copter will also return to the take-off point, and, if the pilot preset the option, will automatically land.
|Weather conditions |
Equipped with a dome cover, Mikrokopter electronics allow the copter to be flown safely even when it is windy and raining.
|Auto - ComingHome |
If the battery reached a critical value, the MikroKopter automatically beep and gives you an information via the telemetry. if you do not notice this, the copter will automatically flies back to the starting point and land there.
|Automatic takeoff and landing |
These advanced features allow even beginning pilot’s to takeoff and land safely without any risk of tip-over accidents or bouncing that might otherwise damage the copter. Using a laptop computer or Android tablet you can pre-program entire flights from takeoff, flying to specific way points at specific heights, triggering the camera shutter, and then returning back to the takeoff position and automatically landing.
|Flightsimulation within the copter |
A flight simulator is an integrated part of the firmware of the MikroKopters. The simulation allows the user to use all the original routines within the MikroKopter. The virtual position can be observed at the PC screen and changed with the RC or with waypoints. This is ideal for testing camera shots and waypoint flights. Logfiles are created with the simulated data. Furthermore we habe a flight simulator that allows simulated flight training with the original RC.
|Flight Data Logging |
For post-flight analysis you can log data five times a second to a micro-SD card on the Navigation Control board. This information contains numerous relevant data values including GPS-position, height, speed, voltage, position of switches, flight attitude, currents of each motor, temperature, pilot and autopilot inputs.
|State-of-the-Art Motors |
The compact brushless motors we use are minimum-wear and provide high performance and a long service life. We use our own test stand to determine the efficiency of different motor/propeller combinations.
|Instructor and Trainee Pilot Systems |
Using Graupner HoTT transmitters and receivers, there is no need for a “buddy cable” between the instructor and the student’s transmitter – it can all happen wirelessly. Better yet, specific channels for controlling the camera and even copter yaw control can be assigned wirelessly to a second transmitter for a camera operator.
|Safe and Easy Flight Operations |
lying a Mikrokopter multi-rotor copter is safe and easy because we have such features as Come Home (which brings the copter home at a preset altitude), CareFree Mode (which allows beginners to fly without worrying about control reversal), Automatic take-off and landing to make learning to fly safer, Failsafe (which brings the copter home on loss of contact with the RC transmitter) and Geo-fencing (which confines the copter to specific territory).
|Geo-Fencing for Safety |
Mikrokopter provides programmable features that create an invisible cage in the sky. When enabled the copter will never fly outside this cage and can thus remain safely in view even when a novice pilot is flying the copter.
|Click and Fly : Single Point Navigation |
With just a single click or tap on a map on the screen of a PC or Android tablet you can tell the copter where to fly and autoland there.
|Boat Mode : Advanced Feature |
This is an advanced feature that permits the pilot to initialize the solid state gyroscopes for safe flight even when the copter is resting on a moving boat.
|GPS Flight Assistance and Autopilot |
The GPS Navigation Control board is a key component and provides an autopilot that can control the position and course of the copter. It provides a Position Hold and Come Home feature, as well as the capability for autonomous flight between waypoints.
Position Hold keeps the copter at the same place in the sky even in strong winds, leaving you free operate the camera and get the shots you want.
With the flick of a switch on your transmitter, the Navigation and Flight controllers make the copter climb up to a preset height, and fly it directly back to the take-off position.
|Dynamic Position Hold |
Even while the Navigation Control board is in Position Hold you can “fly” the set point position and this allows you to fly the copter in a straight line even when it is windy – a great feature for shooting tracking video shots.