Have you been having a hard time managing the flight data of your fleet of drones? How about keeping tabs on your flight logbooks and maintenance records? If so, what are your available options?
AirData UAV might be the answer to all your problems. Here is why AirData UAV is perfect for you and your drone team.
But first, let's get into what it is and how it works in case you just heard about it for the first time.
What is AirData UAV?
AirData is a cloud platform that leverages essential information logged after a UAV flight to produce actionable flight intelligence.
Some of the vital information the AirData UAV app stores includes:
- Date of flight
- Total flight time
- Type of UAV in use
- Pilot experience
- Flight conditions- this primarily alludes to the weather during the flight
How Does AirData UAV work?
Ordinarily, a lot of resourceful information gets stored in flight records in DAT and DOT file format.
These two file formats contain raw data which requires the AirData UAV to extract this information.
The first step involves regularly flying your drone, but remember to only do so with any of the supported flight apps listed on AirData's website.
Second, upload your flight records. You can do this manually or automatically after your UAV has logged all the data.
Lastly, after a successful upload, your flight analysis will be available at the click of a button to quickly generate maintenance reports.
So, should you invest in a cloud-based logbook like AirData?
More on that in the next section.
Benefits of AirData UAV
Here are ten features you may greatly benefit from as a drone pilot.
1. Advanced data syncing capabilities
What better way to reduce data entry errors than to incorporate an advanced data synchronization feature?
AirData allows you to either manually or automatically synchronize your flight logs. How convenient, right? However, the auto-sync is only available on DJI devices. Not to worry - several other flight apps are under this UAV cloud platform.
Some examples include: DJI GO 4, DJI Pilot, Litchi, DroneDeploy, Parrot Anafi's FreeFlight6, and Pix4D. You can find a more comprehensive list of the other supported flight apps here.
If you think that's impressive, wait until you hear the rest.
2. The OK TO FLY APP
You can almost deduce the application's benefits from its name.
Anyway, to ensure we're on the same page, the OK TO FLY APP is accessible on any of your mobile devices or desktop.
Second, the application acts as a communication tower to your drone by providing vital information for successful drone operations. It includes information on the weather, GPS satellites, and the number of drone pilots in your area.
The app sounds a lot like a third eye.
3. Real-time flight monitoring
AirData has an HD flight player that lets you live stream on any flight app.
It's available on both Android and iOS with multi-viewing options. Live streaming on the software program is smooth with little to no network delays.
You'll love this next point if you have a fleet of DJI Enterprise drones.
4. DJI Enterprise maintenance program
AirData and DJI curated a maintenance service to enhance Enterprise drones' longevity, safety, and efficiency. It offers a variety of maintenance options in sup-plans ranging from basic to premium service.
AirData's maintenance service program for Enterprise DJI aircraft avails your flight duration, frequency, and the total times your battery has been hot-swapped.
Here's where the email alerts and other notifications come in.
5. Advanced alert system
After AirData has the necessary maintenance records, you can set up an alert for drone notifications.
Its alert system is sub-divided into four alert types, namely:
- Equipment- triggers an alert based on hardware issues such as battery temperature and other battery usage statistics.
- Pilot behavior- triggers alerts based on the take-off and landing battery percentage, maximum altitude, and distance.
- Maintenance due.
- Maintenance due soon.
Its user-friendly interface makes it easy to locate the triggered alerts.
6. File format improvements
AirData's CSV file has additional fields to enhance flight intelligence.
Some fields include battery current, IMU speeds, and GPS level. There is also another file format known as GPX, which enables you to import data into third-party apps.
7. UAV Pilot section
AirData had public safety agencies and other sectors with several UAV pilots in mind while developing this feature.
The UAV pilot section allows you to track pilot activity and keep tabs on documents approaching their expiration date.
What if your business mostly hires on contracts? More on that in the next section.
8. Guest pilots
This feature is for you if your business mostly hires UAV pilots on short-term contracts.
It allows your newly contracted pilots to swiftly join in as guests without having to create a new user's account.
9. Part 107 compliant
Despite this section not explicitly demanding you to log all your flight data, it advises that a UAV pilot should at least keep a record of daily flight logs in the event they're needed.
10. Online self-help articles
AirData provides brief articles and short video illustrations to help you and your team seamlessly navigate the website or application.
AirData UAV Subscription Plans and Pricing
Have you seen how efficient and safe your drone operations can be with AirData?
Trying out the free plan would be a good start if you need more time and reassurance. The kicker is that you only get to log 100 flights.
However, if your drone program is in desperate need of a platform like AirData, then you may want to start strong with the Enterprise plan or HD 360 PRO, which allows you to log up to 3000 flights and will only require you to pay a subscription fee of $14.99 per month.
The HD 360 GOLD and HD 360 Lite are also good options to consider if you're on a tight budget. They are priced at $6.99 and $2.99, respectively.
If you still need more advice on which plan best suits your drone program, feel free to reach out to one of our agents at Advexure to get expert advice tailored to your needs.
We've helped organizations like yours obtain the right hardware and software for ten years running, and we offer the training and support you need for your drone program to thrive.
Connect with us today, or just open the chat box to get started with safeguarding your drone fleet and its equipment.