WingtraPilot and WingtraOne releases

How to update?

Please see instructions on how to update your WingtraPilot and WingtraOne software here

Release notes beyond 1.10 are available in the Wingtra Canny change log as individual features and release dates.

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.10—Oct 2019

  • Corridor mapping feature
    • Allows mapping of linear infrastructure (roads, railroads, pipelines, rivers, etc)
    • Convert KML polylines into corridor elements
    • Map corridors segment by segment to ensure best data quality
  • Improved landing performance
    • Reduced altitude gain after backward transition, when wind < 8m/s
    • Softer ground impact on landing
  • Improved user-drone communication
    • PPK status is now in the GPS tab (satellite button) and no longer in the loudspeaker
    • Option to continue without PPK offered in the malfunction pop-up
    • High altitude pop-up above 2500 meters
  • Special control configuration for flight close to the earth's magnetic poles (read article)
  • Smoother WingtraPilot planning page
    • Seamless display of the flight path (no more sharp corners)
    • Unified display of planning items, e.g. home, areas, corridors and loiter waypoints
    • New button to download a map

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.9.5—Aug 2019

  • Improved hover control for increased landing stability in windy or gusty conditions
  • Improved handling of in-air clogging of the pitot tube
  • In-air detection of unbalanced batteries will trigger automatic RTH
  • Improved pre-flight checks for sensors, motors and flaps
  • Automatic battery RTH now covers flights above 1500m a.s.l.

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.9.4—May 2019

  • Drone registration: All WingtraOne users are asked to register their drone under wingtra.com/register
  • Physical ready-to-fly button is replaced with a button in WingtraPilot: Use the button in the preflight checklist instead of the physical button on WingtraOne from 1.9.4 onwards
  • Flight and landing reliability updates: better control of landing speed, better handling of distance sensor failures, new tipping/crash detector that would shut off motors in case of a tipping or crash
  • New pre-flight magnetic inclination check to prevent takeoff without sane compass measurements
  • Bug fix for a case where RTH was not triggered on RC and telemetry communication loss
  • Improved communication protocol for RX1R II
  • Improved communication protocol for PPK module

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.9.3—March 2019

  • Multiple flight safety improvements
  • Improved flight behavior in locations with bad magnetic field conditions
  • Enhancement of safety preflight checks

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.9.2—December 2018

  • Necessary update to continue using terrain data!
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally prevented completion of the pre-flight checklist

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.9.1—November 2018

  • Improvements in pre-flight motor check
  • Enable flying in locations where Earth's magnetic field is very weak
  • Increased reliability of safety landing mode

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.9—October 2018

  • New safety features before takeoff:
    • Smart motor check: both motors are spinning separately just before take-off; take-off would be aborted in case of failure
    • In case of magnetic interference or imbalanced battery cells, WingtraOne warns the user and refuses to take off
  • Safety-critical reliability improvements
  • WingtraPilot available now in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish
  • WingtraPilot support for high-end Samsung Tab Active2
  • Automated check for completeness of flight data after landing
  • New UI design of WingtraPilot
  • Location search functionality for online and offline maps
  • Situation-aware low-battery return-to-home (RTH): Depending on planned transition altitude, the distance to home and the wind conditions, WingtraOne will come home earlier or later
  • Low-battery RTH is not triggered automatically when in assisted mode
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Manual 1.9

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.8—June 2018

  • Terrain following: Use of elevation data ensures flight safety and consistent map resolution
  • KML import with option to add polygons automatically to your flight plan
  • Increased landing reliability
  • Flight performance improvements
  • Performance improvements for WingtraPilot
  • Support of Google Ditu terrain map
  • Basic WingtraPilot support of Japanese
  • General improvements in camera identification and communication
  • Support for RedEdge-M payload (for WingtraOne ID > 1135)
  • Deep integration of QX1 incl. 20mm and 15mm lenses (for WingtraOne ID > 1135)
  • Manual 1.8

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.7—April 2018

  • Faster geotagging on Android 7
  • Improved fail-safe logic for high winds and low battery
  • PPK support—WingtraOne systems with ID > 1135 are PPK capable and need to be operated on version 1.7.0 or newer
  • Manual 1.7

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.6—November 2017

  • Introduced a “ground elevation offset” to map areas that do not lie on home altitude
  • Altitude above mean sea level (AMSL) is given when WingtraOne is connected
  • “Loiter waypoints” are introduced that define how WingtraOne flies between different areas; additional loiter waypoints can also be added manually
  • Improved visualization of flight plan
  • New “battery swap and resume” feature that allows you to run large flight plans that require several flights
  • Enabled flight logs to be downloaded by connecting the tablet to WingtraOne with the USB cable
  • Geotags (position and orientation) can be exported to a CSV file; the format of the CSV file can manually be specified
  • Possibility of setting negative side overlaps for applications that require a large sample area but no stitching
  • Airspeed calibration required before every flight; blowing into the airspeed sensor is not required anymore
  • Ability to set connection loss timeout parameter, which allows the user to fly without RC and telemetry connection for a specific number of seconds
  • Multiple reliability and stability improvements
  • Extensive improvements in sensor failure handling and state estimation robustness
  • Various safety enhancements, including improved flight behavior in windy conditions
  • Increased level of detail in flight log information and better error reporting
  • Manual 1.6

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.5—July 2017

  • Zendesk is introduced to support you even better
  • Improved backward transition, which prevents overshoots if winds < 5 m/s
  • Support for additional sensors (RX1R II and RegEdge)
  • Removal of "WingtraOne market-entry restrictions," i.e. we remove on-top-of-law restrictions on flying above residential houses and streets
  • Improved landing by better ground detection and consistent timing of motor switch-off
  • Improved landing accuracy by up to 2 m in horizontal position
  • Increased maximum distance to home and flight altitude
  • New safety tab in flight planning for direct editing of geofence and minimum return-to-home altitude
  • New compatibility check for WingtraPilot and WingtraOne firmware versions
  • New in-app update page for downloading and updating new Wingtra releases (includes WingtraPilot, WingtraOne firmware and manual releases)
  • Selection of camera model when creating a new flight plan to configure WingtraOne according to the correct sensor
  • Geotagging robustified against any preflight images. Re-tagging of previously tagged images is now possible, and copying the original images on geotagging can be disabled to save space on SD card
  • WingtraPilot is now partially translated to Chinese and contains new Chinese map providers
  • Numerous safety and design improvements, including sensor failure handling, reliable ground station communication, WingtraPilot bug fixes, flight control and reduced computational load
  • Manual 1.5

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.4—May 2017

  • Unified home, take-off, landing
  • Welcome menu in WingtraPilot for user guidance
  • Different sensors support (several RGB, multispectral)
  • Landing accuracy improved
  • Wind alignment after back transition: In case of wind, the WingtraOne will rotate right after back transition to optimally face the wind
  • Improved flight behavior in hover and cruise
  • Simplified and robustified geotagging
  • Fixed orientation of geotagged images
  • Upgrade process
  • Adjustable geofence
  • Improvements in pre-flight checklist
  • Manual 1.4

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.3—March 2017

  • Improvements in flight behavior, e.g., descending in winds
  • Improvements in WingtraPilot stability
  • New return-to-home logic
  • Removed in-flight replanning of landing based on wind
  • Changed RC stick assignment for cruise flight in assisted mode
  • Changed emergency switch logic (new: click three times within two seconds)
  • Terminology changes (flight plan, assisted mode, ready-to-fly)
  • Pre-flight checklist improvements
  • Manual 1.3

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.2—February 2017

  • Improvements in flight behavior
  • Improvements in WingtraPilot stability
  • Introduced WingtraPilot on tablet
  • Introduced new return-to-home logic with user defined RTH altitude
  • Introduced in-flight replanning of landing based on wind
  • Manual 1.2

WingtraPilot and WingtraOne 1.1—January 2017