Drone flight planning software – WingtraPilot

Increase survey success through a smart mission planning software

Flight planning software on a tablet

WingtraPilot is the intuitive drone software to manage WingtraOne’s data acquisition process. It includes various ways to prepare flight plans, as well as monitor and revise missions during flight.

  • Fully autonomous missions
  • Safety checklist
  • Integrated PPK post-processing
  • Terrain following
Flight planning software on a tablet

WingtraPilot

Planning and running successful mapping missions

Simply tap the screen and select the area you want to map to plan your missions with WingtraPilot. After you confirm the mission, the WingtraOne takes off, captures aerial images and lands without any human interaction.

Fully autonomous drone

During the entire flight, WingtraPilot drone flying software provides you with live feedback from the WingtraOne up to 8 km (5 mi) away. You can intervene at any time and abort the mission by selecting return to home (RTH) from the tablet. If any obstacles emerge in flight or around landing, you can select the manual flight mode and guide the drone intuitively with the remote control.
VTOL Drone manual control

WingtraPilot guarantees full functionality of the drone pre-flight by running background checks like battery health, GPS reception and test images. You’ll see an interactive checklist that guides you through the preflight process and catches oversights, e.g. not removing the camera lid.

For a seamless mission, simply import KML files directly from GIS programs. WingtraPilot will construct the optimal flight path to cover the area.

The terrain following function relies on global terrain models and allows safe and effective mapping from steady altitudes in even in the most mountainous areas.

WingtraHub and post-processing software

Compatible software for a lean post-processing workflow

Geo-tagging made easy
WingtraHub is our integrated image geotagging software. If you have a WingtraOne with a PPK module, the high-precision PPK processing will give you centimeter-accuracy geotags for flight images. WingtraOne images can be geotagged in any Earth-centered, Earth-fixed coordinate system such as WGS84.

WingtraPilot data outcomes are compatible with major post-processing tools.

PIX4D logo
Pix4DMapper is the industry-leading photogrammetry software for professional mapping applications and is recommended for the WingtraOne.
  • Access one-click image processing
  • Create georeferenced orthomosaics, 3D point clouds and digital surface models
  • Run volume calculations, display contour lines and create 3D textured models
  • Use both desktop and cloud processing options
  • Link to sample maps and 3D models

3DR logo

3DR Site Scan is a complete drone software platform for construction, engineering, and mining professionals that helps them build and manage the physical world. Together, Site Scan and WingtraOne deliver an end-to-end aerial surveying solution that makes it easy to collect, process, analyze, and share drone data.

  • Suite of flight modes including area survey, crosshatch, perimeter and vertical scan, and manual inspection
  • Automatic upload and cloud-based processing
  • Ground control point processing, volumetric measurements, point cloud analysis
  • Fleet and pilot management dashboard
  • Enterprise scalability and sharing
  • Industry standard data security

Data collected with WingtraOne can be processed and analysed with many tools available in the industry. Contact us – we can advise you what best fits your application.

WingtraPilot features

All software features

Safety

Put safety first in operations. WingtraPilot ensures the highest safety standards for you and your equipment. Its drone flight software checks continuously for restricted flight areas, GPS reception, battery health and operating temperatures. In case of abnormal conditions, WingtraPilot automatically triggers immediate return to home (RTH), in which case the WingtraOne aborts the mission and lands at the take-off point.

Multiple flights / georeference

WingtraPilot’s battery swap and resume feature allows you to plan several large missions as one, even if batteries must be changed in the meantime. To minimize time on site, you also have the ability to georeference images of multiple flights at the end of the day.

On-site inspection

All aerial images and geolocation information is stored on a single SD card and can be inspected in the field on the WingtraPilot tablet for early quality checks.

Saved missions

For time saving and consistent results from recurring surveys, saved missions can be loaded with a single click.

Free software updates

Regularly enables new features and stability improvements
See release notes

Advanced mission planning

Multi area planning and zero overlap for population counting algorithms

Offline functionality

Ability to preload maps for full offline operation in the field

Interactive pre-flight checks

Guides the operator for efficient and safe operation and guarantees battery health, GPS reception and a leveled take-off spot

Terrain Following and ground collision prevention

Global terrain model for constant flight altitude and obstacle avoidance. WingtraPilot’s terrain following function also prevents collisions even in the most mountainous areas.

Battery swap and resume

Automatically splits large missions, pausing flight and resuming after the batteries have been swapped

Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

Full mission capability even without a connection to the ground station

Intelligent wind control

Advanced control algorithms handle wind no matter how the mission was planned

Adaptive geofence

Allows dynamic constraint of flight radius to prevent fly-aways

Intelligent RTH

Automatically detects low battery or too-high winds and safely returns home

Real-time monitoring

Displays information like flight location, altitude and mission progress up to 8 km (5 mi)

Intuitive altitude display

Graphically displays absolute flight altitude as well as flight altitude and terrain elevation above ground

Smart voice

Provides you with comprehensive audio feedback during the mission

Operator intervention

Operator can take command at any time with one click and return to home

Single SD card workflow

Eliminates risk of mismatched or lost data even for the PPK workflow

Multi-flight geotagging

Allows georeferencing of all flights at the end of the day, saving time in the field

PPK data handling

Manages correction step for CORS or local base station networks