Autopilot
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Capture smooth, perfectly framed, and visually stunning imagery. With autonomous and semi-autonomous flight modes, Autopilot enables you to execute flight and camera control sequences that were previously too difficult or impossible to perform manually.

Aircraft Types
Aircraft Types Updated
Choose from one of ten supported aircraft types, including the Inspire 1 / Pro / XT, Phantom 4, Phantom 3 Professional / Advanced / Standard / 4K, and Matrice 600 / 100.
Selectable Modes
Selectable Modes
Select a Flight Control Mode that best suits your needs for a given flight plan. New Modes will be released over time.
Flight School
Flight School Updated
Make safety a priority. Flight School was created with hundreds of hours of real-world flight testing and consultation with professional pilots.
Motion Tracking
Motion Tracking
Use GPS to make your aircraft Follow you. Autopilot can even use Image Recognition in GPS denied situations via the Pattern Strategy in Focus Mode.
Point-of-Interest
Point-of-Interest
Select a point-of-interest for the Focus Subject, Orbit Center, Target Mark, Zip Line Point, or Intercept Origin.
Airspace
Airspace
Connect one or more devices and/or aircraft in an Airspace to share location information which can be used for Point-of-Interest.
Flight Dashboard
Flight Dashboard Updated
Monitor all the details of your flight, including telemetry, live video, and Google Maps with offline caching.
Pre-Flight Planning
Pre-Flight Planning
Create and share Flight Plans to repeat the same flight multiple times. You can even import a KML file as a Flight Plan.
User Accounts
User Accounts
Create a free Autopilot user account to enable syncing Flight Plans across multiple devices.
Flight Recorder
Flight Recorder Updated
Automatically record audio, settings, telemetry, commands, and control inputs in the same way a black box does on a modern airliner.
Barometric Altimeter
Barometric Altimeter
Take advantage of the barometer on newer iOS devices for increased accuracy in altimeter readings.
Smart Gimbal
Smart Gimbal
Autopilot can automatically control the gimbal for you, or you can point and tilt your device as if it is the aircraft's camera.
Real-time Controls
Real-time Controls
Modify the Mode Controls (on-screen or RC) and Autopilot responds by adjusting the speed, course, and altitude of your aircraft in real-time.
Quick Override
Quick Override
Toggle the Flight Mode on the Remote Control at any time to quickly override Autopilot and fly your aircraft manually.
Built-in Checklists
Built-in Checklists
Execute checklists, which are built into the app, to help prevent mistakes before and during flight.
Background Execution
Background Execution
Multi-task with other apps or lock your phone while Autopilot continues to execute in the background.
Configuration
Configuration Updated
Change the default behavior of Autopilot with a comprehensive list of settings.
Integration
Integration
Integrate Autopilot with services you already love such as Healthy Drones and Drone Logbook.
Optimized Layout
Optimized Layout
Utilize the larger screen of your iPad to show inline Mode Controls and split-screen multitasking. Rotate your device to view full-screen or side-by-side video and maps.
Gesture Control
Gesture Control
Fly your aircraft with intuitive hand motions through combined Flight Control Modes such as Intercept and Mimic.
Apple Watch Support
Apple Watch Support
Use your Apple Watch to monitor telemetry and perform a quick disengage if the aircraft is heading towards trouble.

Modes

Autopilot includes several human, computer, and combined flight control Modes out of the box. Once you master the current Modes, upgrade to additional Modes for free when they become available.
Human Flight Control
Black Box
Black Box
Fly the aircraft with the Remote Control while Autopilot records audio and flight telemetry.
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Focus
Focus
Fly the aircraft with the Remote Control while Autopilot controls the gimbal.
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Computer Flight Control
Follow
Follow
Autopilot directs the aircraft to follow a Leader at a specified bearing angle, altitude and distance.
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Orbit
Orbit
Orbit builds on Follow by adding a bearing angle that continually changes based on a clockwise or counterclockwise Pattern.
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Target
Target
Autopilot directs the aircraft to fly to a Mark location and altitude.
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Zip Line
Zip Line
Zip Line builds on Target by adding a second point which defines a line that the aircraft can travel along.
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Pano
Pano
Pano builds on Target by capturing a series of photos that can be stitched into a panorama.
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Combined Flight Control
Waypoint
Waypoint
Waypoint builds on Zip Line by adding multiple points which define a path that the aircraft can travel along.
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Cruise
Cruise
Fly the aircraft with the Remote Control while Autopilot uses one or more strategies to control the throttle, pitch/roll, and yaw.
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Mimic
Mimic
Tilt your device in any direction. The aircraft will mimic the tilting motion of the device to the directed pitch and roll.
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Intercept
Intercept
Point your device in any direction as if it were a laser pointer. The aircraft will intersect the imaginary laser created by your device.
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System Requirements

Supported Devices
All the devices listed are supported, but Autopilot works best on the latest devices that contain both GPS and a barometer. If your device does not have GPS, certain features may be degraded or unavailable, but it is possible to add GPS by using Airspace or an external GPS receiver.
iPhone
GPS Barometer
iPhone 6S+
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6+
iPhone 6
iPhone SE
iPhone 5S
iPad - Cellular Models1
GPS Barometer
iPad Pro
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad 4th Generation
iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 3
iPad Mini 2
iPad - Wifi-Only Models
GPS Barometer
iPad Pro
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad 4th Generation
iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 3
iPad Mini 2
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