After contemplating whether to purchase Dronelink, I decided to give it a try and I went with the Hobbyist Elite version. I have considerable experience with Autopilot so I'm very familiar with setting up flight plans and how autonomous flight works as well as the expected results.
I decided to go with Dronelink because it seems similar to Autopilot but the Autopilot app is a little buggy and support is no longer available (even after I purchased the app a few years ago for $30 which is disappointing). I can't even access the online help that used to be readily available. The whole Autopilot experience since its business model became Dronelink has been aggravating, so I reluctantly purchased the "Hobbyist Elite" version for $99. Right away I can see it's nowhere near as robust as Autopilot. In some aspects, Dronelink has some improvements but its overall performance is lacking. My very first test flight was a simple orbit with an Inspire 1 V2 and the footage from the flight was terrible. At least Autopilot can do a decent job of keeping the target locked in without jerky camera movements. With that said, I'm not at all impressed with the app or how flight plans are created, modified, etc. For $99 I expected a lot more than this. The intention of this post isn't to complain about Dronelink. I simply would like a refund for a purchase I made that does not perform as I expected. Thank you.
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