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Control a Drone from Your Helm’s Multifunction Device

The Raymarine Axiom app for unmanned aerial vehicles pairs with DJI Mavic Pro Drones.

August 22, 2018
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Raymarine’s Axiom App lets users control their drones from an MFD. Raymarine

Raymarine says it has achieved an industry first: the ability to control a drone from a yacht’s helm via a multifunction device.

The Raymarine Axiom app for unmanned aerial vehicles pairs with DJI Mavic Pro Drones, using the latest Lighthouse 3.6 OS update. The Axiom UAV app automates tasks such as drone launch, airborne imaging, in-flight navigation and return to boat.

Applications for the technology can include creating a “virtual tuna tower” to scout for fish forward of the boat; making a video recording of a trophy fish being landed; and scouting chart locations ahead of arrival at a waypoint.

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The app’s Fish-On feature launches the drone, has it orbit the boat and record video. Raymarine

How to get the Axiom UAV app: It’s free with the LightHouse 3.6 update that can download directly to a Wi-Fi-enabled multifunction device.

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