Sorry to have to say, but I have put a temporary delay to the shipping of the next batch of HereLink modules. Hardware is good to go, but we have made significant changes to the whole software layer, and as such, I want to do a LOT more internal testing before releasing the next Beta firmware.
The good news, the next firmware will come with a bunch more features, including the ability to stream the video feed, and do mavlink passthrough. We have also passed the FCC testing!
Our core systems team will be handing over the next core firmware image to our applications team in 17 days… Then the applications team needs to ensure that Solex runs as expected on the new image, and we can get some testing internally on this.
Anyone watching the news at the moment will understand when I say, it is better to be grounded, wishing you were flying, than to be in the ground, wishing you hadn’t gone flying…
Those on the current Beta, please remember, you are flying a beta firmware… with the following known issues…
- RC loss when QGC is not in focus is guaranteed. all testing should be on NON critical equipment in a safe area… Rovers are great for this.
- Solex not installed
- link breakup for video is buffering, which results in a strange “catch up”, which results in video not feeling “real time”
We look forward to sharing the new Beta 2 firmware later this month with the existing beta users, and assuming all are happy with the new firmware, we hope to start shipping to Beta2 customers shortly after. Hardware is ready to go.