Dear Hexo+ Owners,
As a player in the drone ecosystem, we are responsible for making drones safer and easier for everyone to use. Safety is an essential component of providing technology to the masses, and it has always been a pilar of our company and product. Today we are excited to share with you our latest developments that include some improvements to the safety and reliability of the Hexo+ flight system.
Altitude tracking is now supported on additional Android platforms!
The new Apple iPhone SE is not equipped with a barometer, therefore, does not support altitude tracking.
We’ve also done a bit of background reworking that will increase the reliability of the system. A major autopilot rework improves drone behaviors and safety in environments with disturbing magnetic fields, preventing unsafe take-offs and emergency landing before any “toilet bowl” effect can happen.
Now, you shouldn’t have to perform a manual compass calibration unless the app tells you to or if the Sensors Preflight check stays red for more than a couple of minute.
All failsafe behaviors, log collection, popups have been revisited so that the right information appears at the right time, which is quite handy when you don’t know why your drone is suddenly landing;)
We’ve also resolved a series of bugs (dozens), which will improve the ovaerall function of the system.
How to set it up
1 – Download the app (if you haven’t signed up for automatic updates) for iOS or Android.
2 – When launching the app, you’ll be prompted to update the drone firwmare, please proceed.
3 – Once completed, you’ll need to restart the drone and kill the app.
4- Launch the app again and you’ll be asked to finalize installation, after which you’ll be all set!
Looking towards the future: As you may have heard, we’re working on another development that will dramatically increase usability and flexibility of the flight system. Read more about where we stand in the process.
We’re excited to have so many of you flying with Hexo+, capturing your best moments from above! We’ve made a compilation of videos from our owners group and are constantly working on new ones to share. There’s so much great stuff coming from the community! Check out the footage and send us yours!