Drone Ace by Logic Consulting LLC (Universal)
Released: May 16, 2011
Version: 2.75
Size: 8 MB
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Drone Ace

Logic Consulting LLC
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Drone Ace ★★★★★ is the most feature rich app to control your AR.Drone 2.0 or 1.0. No other app provides video recording, image capture, object tracking, autonomous flight, drone animations, light control, Fling support, and 60 beat external gamepad controller support.

Open the app while not connected to the drone for additional features.

See a video of some of Drone Ace capabilities here:

Drone Ace provides over 26 possible combinations of control options allowing you to find the way you like to fly.

Drone Ace is the only app that allows you to record your iPod, iPhone, or iPad audio while recording video from the AR.Drone’s cameras.

When using the iPad 2 or newer as a display you can mirror the video to your HDMI compatible television.

Control Options:
■ Standard accelerometer (default AR.Drone style).
■ Reversed Standard (left handed).
■ RC Modes 1, 2, 3, & 4
■ Optional elevation control inversion.
■ Optional combined yaw for coordinated turns.
■ Autonomous target stalking with yaw and elevation or yaw, elevation, and pitch. (target following).
■ Fling stick-on controller support
■ 60 beat gamepad support

Records video into H.264 encoded QuickTime movie format with optional device audio. (Note: Video and Audio will be out of sync as we can’t control the possible lag times of the video reception over wifi). You can preview videos and images in the app and choose to delete them or export them to your camera roll. You can also export the movies and images using iTunes File Sharing.

Drone Ace allows you to record video from either the horizontal or vertical camera or a combination of the two on the 1.0. You can switch channels or even take pictures while recording. The videos are all full frame without black border even from the bottom camera.

This app is also the only app that ignores the device tilt settings when you choose to not use the accelerometer. Other apps can cause unexpected results from stick style control. Drone Ace allows flyers to have full range of control when using the sticks instead of a fractional finger movement causing a full blown command.

A major portion of development time was spent tweaking the joystick controls. We hope that flyers will enjoy the improved precision and range of motion provided by Drone Ace. The joystick touch detection algorithms allow fine control and reduce accidental elevation and roll changes when what you meant to do was pitch or yaw. (e.g. You can put the AR.Drone into a full power spin without changing altitude).

LED control and AR Drone action animations are configured while on the ground via an optional three button HUD overlays on the left and right side of the screen. After take-off, these buttons change from configuration buttons to command buttons and send commands to the drone.

User selectable HUD styles keep the drone pilot informed with instrumentation showing altitude, roll, pitch, battery level, and WiFi signal strength.

Check applicable recording laws in your state/country prior to recording.

support [@] logicapplications.net

What's new in version 2.75
Sorry for the delay. Drone Ace is now AR.Drone 2.0 and 1.0 compatible.
-For the AR.Drone 2.0, Drone Ace now has a multidirectional flip button. Flip in all four directions from a single button.
-For all drone's... Drone Ace is now compatible with the 60 beat gamepad. You can control your drone from an external gamepad while your iPhone is in your pocket.
-Drone Ace is now has settings for both the Fling and Fling - Mini stick on joysticks.
-Drone Ace can still record audio from your controlling device while recording video from the drone.

-Data overlay for video recording has been removed and will be added back in at a later date.
-Multi display mode has been removed due to drone firmware limitations.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Drone Ace is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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