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Drone Ace is the most feature rich app available to control your AR.Drone. No other app provides video recording, image capture, object tracking, autonomous flight, pre-programmed drone animations, and light control all in the same app.This app works with AR.Drone firmware 1.5.1 through 1.7.6 (most recent). 1.6.6+ firmware has an issue. Don't start flying until the battery reports its level.See a video of some of Drone Ace capabilities here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYh7lory_qMDrone Ace provides 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.Drones cameras. Drone Ace saves your settings so that even after your drone is reset or controlled with another app your settings will remain unchanged in Drone Ace.Have two or more devices? Watch and record video from your iPad while controlling the drone from your iPhone. To use this feature, just connect the device you want to control with to the AR.Drone first. Then start connecting secondary devices. Once Drone Ace determines the AR.Drone is already being controlled, it will allow you to connect as a non controller.When using the iPad 2 as a display you can mirror the video to your HDMI compatible television while controlling the AR.Drone from a second device.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).Records video into H.264 encoded QuickTime movie format with optional device audio and optional flight data overlay (altitude, etc) or both. (Note: Video and Audio will be out of sync as we cant 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. 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, Aviator and Minimal, keep the drone pilot informed with instrumentation showing altitude, roll, pitch, and battery level.Check applicable recording laws in your state/country prior to recording.support [@] logicapplications.net
What's new in this version:
-Fixed drone hover stability issue during normal flight and stalk mode. Much more stable flying now.-Increased size of take-off button for iPod touch and iPhone