Drone Master 1.0 released - New App to Control the AR.Drone Quadracopter

in Utilities (E)

[prMac.com] Tacoma, Washington - Logic Consulting today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Drone Master 1.0, an AR.Drone remote control app for the iPhone 4 and 4th Generation iPod touch. The device requirements are based on the need for a device side gyroscope that currently only the iPhone 4 and 4th generation iPod touch offer.

Piloting the AR.Drone with Drone Master is easy in clone control mode. Clone control mode makes the AR.Drone match the movements of the user's controller. Roll, pitch, and yaw are all matched enabling the user to pilot by feel alone.

Boat control mode offers advanced pilots the use of the iPhone or iPod touch as a control stick. The device is held upright as the user tilts the stick in the direction of intended flight. Both yaw and roll are combined in the turns making the AR.Drone move like an airplane or boat where the craft leans into the turns.

Stalker control mode brings autonomous object tracking to iPhone and iPod touch users. Previously only available to programmers, now anyone can unlock this ability on the AR.Drone. Stalker control uses the object tracking capabilities of the Parrot AR.Drone to follow different colored hulls and color pattern tapes.

Drone Master also features full control of the LED lights on the AR.Drone. The user can select the color, pattern, and transition speed of the LEDs through a unique graphical interface. After setting the LEDs, the setting remains throughout the duration of flight.

User defined maximum flight settings are stored for both the Clone Control mode and Boat Control mode. When the user leaves the app, their settings are saved.

Other features include:
* Optional trim on every take off
* "Shake to Trim"
* "Shake to kill engines"
* Vibrating and audible battery alerts
* Image capture by double tapping the video screen

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4 and 4G iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 6.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Drone Master 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category for $4.99 (USD).

Located near Tacoma, WA, USA, Logic Consulting LLC was founded in 2010. Initially focused on physics based entertainment apps, Logic Consulting has no branched out into robotic control. All Material and Software (C) 2011 Logic Consulting LLC / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Parrot AR.Drone is a trademark of Parrot.


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