The Go Home function can be enabled when good GPS signal is available. To manually activate the Go Home process, press and hold the Go Home Button for 3 seconds on the remote controller to send the Go Home command to the aircraft. Once the aircraft receives this command, it will return automatically and land at the present home point.
According to the new design, the aircraft is able to detect and avoid obstacles on its flight path using Forward Vision System. Normally the remote controller’s function will be disabled temporarily while the aircraft returns to the home point, but you can still regain control of the aircraft by pressing the Pause Button on the remote controller if the Forward Vision System is disabled during this period.
The Failsafe function is designed to help EVO automatically return home or land onsite when necessary.
Failsafe will be triggered 3 seconds after the communication between your aircraft and remote controller gets lost.
If GPS is available when activating the Failsafe function, the aircraft will start the Go Home procedure automatically, otherwise it will land onsite. When the remote controller signal comes back, you can still press the Pause Button to regain control of the aircraft.
Failsafe will also be activated if you meet one of the following low battery conditions.
A. Your aircraft battery constantly calculates the required battery level for the aircraft to return to the home point from its current location. When the battery level reaches the minimum level required for the aircraft to return to the home point, a notice displayed on the Autel Explorer™ app will prompt you, Failsafe will be activated and your aircraft will automatically return home to protect itself. You can regain control of the aircraft by pressing the Pause Button during the Go Home process.
B. Anytime your aircraft’s remaining battery level reaches 25% (Low Battery Warning), Failsafe will be activated and your aircraft will automatically return home. If you regain control during this process, the aircraft will automatically land onsite when the remaining battery reaches 15% (Critically Low Battery Warning). In this case, you may press the Pause Button to stop the aircraft landing and command it to fly away from the current location for a safe landing in case of an emergency.
When the aircraft arrives at the above of the home point, Landing Protection functionality will detect ground conditions during the landing descent. The aircraft will land automatically if the ground is level and flat, otherwise it will hover in-place to wait the next command.
EVO will scan and match the terrain features if Accurate Landing function is active, it will land as close as possible to the take-off point once the current terrain matches take-off point terrain.
The Starpoint™ Positioning System installed on EVO, functions through Binocular Cameras① and two Ultrasonic Sensors② on the bottom of the aircraft. The sensors identify the current height of the aircraft through ultrasound, and the camera obtains location information through image analysis. With the help of the Starpoint™ Positioning System, the aircraft can hover in place more precisely when flying indoors or in other environments where the GPS signal is unavailable.
The Forward Vision System installed on the front of the aircraft using image data to detect the distance between the aircraft and obstacles. The aircraft will brake by itself when obstacles are detected in front.
At the same time, infrared sensors located on the rear of the aircraft are also capable of measuring the heat being emitted by an object and detecting motion, which will help the aircraft avoid obstacles in a different way.
The performance of the Starpoint™ Positioning System and Forward Vision System are affected by the brightness and texture of the surface over which the aircraft is flying. The ultrasonic sensors may not function accurately above sound-absorbing materials. Please try to avoid the following situations: