Copterus #1 Autopilot for DJI 4+

Best flight app for DJI drones

Nikolay Leshchikov

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 35 Ratings
    • $9.99



Autopilot flight app for DJI drones.

Plan and fly automated missions:
- Linear waypoints with in-point actions
- Waypoints with auto heading to POI
- Survey grid and double grid for area 2D/3D mapping
... more info below

Supports almost all DJI drones (see full list below). Mini 2 is not supported.

* Icing on the Сake *
- No ads
- No logins and signups
- No subscriptions
- No extra feature unlocks
- Unlimited missions to plan, save and fly
- Unlimited drones and batteries to save and monitor
- Easy safety settings
- Seamless data sync between all your iOS devices using iCloud

* Supported DJI Drones *
- Spark
- Mavic Mini 1
- Mini SE, Mini 2
- Mavic Air, Air 2, Air 2S
- Mavic Pro, 2 Pro, Zoom, Enterprise
- Phantom 4 Standard, Advanced, Pro, Pro V2, RTK, Multispectral
- Inspire V.1 (Pro, RAW), V.2
- Matrice 100, 200, 200 V2, 210, 210 V2, 210 RTK, 210 RTK V2, 300 RTK, 600, 600 Pro
- Flight controllers: A3, N3
- Agras with A3 controller

* Supported DJI Cameras *
DJI Zenmuse X3, X4 S, X5, X5 R, X5 S, X7, XT, XT S, XT2, Z3, Z30, H20, HT20

Before takeoff, make sure your planned flight path is free of any obstacles. Especially if you fly a drone without/disabled vision system or at night.

What's inside:

* Area Mapping *
Survey missions for 2D orthophoto and 3D area reconstruction. Draw custom polygon, set altitude, tune front and side overlaps and you are ready to fly with just one tap.
Use Copterus app to capture aerial images. Then process them with your favorite photogrammetry software (Metashape Pro, WebODM, Pix4D, Drone Deploy, MapsMadeEasy, SimActive etc) to get orthomosaic maps, digital terrain and elevation models (DTM, DEM).
- Follow terrain feature
- Automatic flight planning based on camera parameters, overlaps and altitude
- Estimates for GSD, flight time, number of photos and batteries
- Multiple flights for massive areas
- Custom start/finish positions
- Pause mission and move backwards to retake some photos
- Automatic takeoff or start mission after manual takeoff
- Plan beforehand and try any DJI drone and camera to fit your mission
- Land, hover or return after flight
- Go Home on connection loss or continue mission (Spark, Mini and Air 2 do not support connectionless mode)

* Waypoints Mission *
For smooth and repeatable time-lapse videos and photos (even seasonal time-lapse), photo reports from the same exact positions, search and rescue operations, aerial monitoring and video surveillance.
Tap desired locations to draw a flight path. Set common mission params, then tune points' altitude, heading, gimbal position and add some actions.
- In-point actions: wait, take photo, start/stop video, rotate aircraft (yaw), set gimbal angle. Up to 15 in each waypoint)
- Round-repeat waypoint actions up to 15 times
- Custom actions timeout
- Point-to-point or curved flight path with adjustable turn radius near each point
- Ability to control drone's speed with RC joystick during automated flight
- Set autospeed to 0 and move drone with RC joystick along its planned path - just like a cable camera
- Auto-repeat mission up to 15 times
- Go Home on connection loss or continue mission (Spark, Mini and Air 2 do not support this mode)

* POI Mission *
- Add point of interest (POI) to waypoint mission for auto heading

* KML Import *
- Create mapping or waypoint mission from KML polygon or line respectively
- One file can contain multiple KML features, choose one on import

* Drones and Batteries Management *
- All system states and info, errors and warnings
- Batteries health info. Checked and saved on each connection, available anytime
- Multi-battery support
- Save your drones and batteries to track state

* Weather and Sun *
- Hourly weather forecast with wind warnings
- Sunrise and sunset time

Check Copterus app website for more info:

Feel free to send your questions or requests:

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

Fixed some errors

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Ken in Louisiana ,

Not bad at all

I used thing with ArcGIS and my Mavic Air 2 for mapping on a daily basis. It makes great mapping mosaics once you learn how to get your boundaries right. The one bug I have found is that it only allows for one battery change stop within a single flight plan. If you have to do more that one, you basically have to bring the flight plan back in fresh then clip it down to where you left off from the second battery. If this was fixed, I’d give it all 5 stars. I absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to do mapping with a drone.

J Swett ,

THE Best App for Mavic Mini

After trying DJI Fly, DJI Flight, DroneDeploy, Drone Harmony, Dronelink, pix4dCapture, Rainbow for DJI, and Measure Ground Control, I can confirm that this is by far the most fully featured and worthwhile app for mapping and surveying with the DJI Mavic Mini. None of the other apps even come close; other than DJI Fly and Rainbow, none of them even support the Mavic, and only Rainbow comes with virtual joystick flight for mapping projects. Rainbow was a glitchy, expensive mess; this app works phenomenally well and I love only having a one-time payment. I was able to seamlessly complete a long project, swapping out batteries halfway through and continuing easily where I left off.

The one recommendation I have for the dev is to please, please, allow for rotating the flight plan against the map, as opposed to just adjusting the vertices. I want to keep my plans rectangular to fit them better on paper and it’s hard to do manually.

dont do it......: ,

Exceeded Expectations

First review I’ve felt compelled to write. Bought the app to use with my Mavic Mini with low expectations, prior to this I had looked into drone deploy which cost an outrageous amount for a hobbyist and drone link which was 20 times the cost to get the mapping features.. I downloaded this and couldn’t ask for anything more. This app does everything a guy could hope for in a mapping app. Planning on doing a multi battery mission soon but parallel and grid options both work great and when combined with Web ODM it’s a 10/10 combo. If they support mini 2 when dji gets to releasing the required data, I would definitely consider upgrading to get a little more range. Awesome app for what it does. Thanks to the guys who put time into the app.

App Privacy

The developer, Nikolay Leshchikov, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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