A new update for EVO II V2, Firmware V2.3.8, is available on April 18, 2022. This new version will add new security features, increase flight control options, add new third-party compatibility, and fix bugs and issues.
Please note: to access all of these new features, you will need to update your Autel Explorer App to the latest version:
Here’s a look at some of the new features and how to access them.
Media file encryption
Users can encrypt all photos and videos stored on the drone, so if the aircraft is lost on a mission, the footage can’t be stolen. From the Security tab in the Settings menu, select Media Encryption. You’ll be prompted to set a password and then configure the SD card or internal storage. In order to use the footage, you’ll have to decrypt the media after the mission.
Flight Log Auto-sync
Users can now automatically sync flight log data with compatible apps. From the main menu, select the user icon and go to Flight Records. Tap the icon in the top right to select which app you’d like to sync your flight logs to. This is currently compatible with Airdata, Dronelogbook, and will soon be compatible with Aloft.
Pitch Angle Shortcut
There is now the option to jump between camera angles, without having to use the scroll wheel on the controller. Tap the angle icon in the lower left of your screen, and a slider will pop up, letting you pick between 0, 30, 45, 60, or 90 degrees. You can also use the slider to change the angle manually.
There are now preset options for lowlight and bright light shooting, as well as a mode to optimize the camera for the Pix4D photogrammetry software.
KML File Import
Now users can create missions with their preferred KML planning software and import them to the Explorer app. The import feature supports:
- Waypoint Mission
- Rectangular Mission
- Polygon Mission
Before importing KML, users need to save the files to their mobile devices. There are two ways to use the KML files:
Open the file directly
- Find the KML file and tap it. The Explorer app will the KML file automatically
- Choose the correct mission type, and you will see the mission
- Go to Mission, and find the import icon
- Tap to choose the KML file you want to import, and you will see the mission
The Autel Robotics RND team is committed to improving the experience of all the Autel flying Apps, including the Autel Explorer APP for EVO II series, and the Autel Sky App for EVO Nano series and EVO Lite series.