Autel Robotics is ready with a new update for its Autel Explorer flight app, and you’ll want to get your hands on it, especially if you own an EVO II series drone.
Autel is rolling out a new update for its Explorer app on iOS (v 1.11.43) and Android (v 1.1.80). While the main function of this update is to add support for the new EVO II Enterprise drones, there are some cool features and improvements here that users of the EVO I, EVO II, EVO II Pro and EVO drones Dual II will also appreciate.
For starters, the update adds 16x digital zoom on all EVO II series drones – a welcome addition given that the upcoming Nano and Lite series also feature 16x digital zoom.
Then, for EVO II Pro users, the update adds an option to set aperture in Panorama mode.
Additionally, if you’re using an iOS device, you should also see a new viewing angle option (0 ° and +/- 90 °) in the Rectangular and Polygon missions.
Meanwhile, some users reported video playback failure on Android 11 and 12 devices; this update also fixes this issue.
Coming to other optimizations and bug fixes, the new app update fixes a camera tuning issue on the Altar EVO I and removes the No-Fly Zone (NFZ) restrictions from Orbit mode . It also fixes the Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) error in missions and changes the EVO II RTK mount point entry method to manual.
To update your Autel Explorer app to the latest version, you can check for an over-the-air update (OTA) or grab the APK (Android only) from the Autel website. If you are using Autel Smart Controller, update it to version 1.0.65 to apply the latest changes.
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