A Short History – Something Important Happens…
Within a few short days of Hangar’s founding by Jeff DeCoux and Jim McAndrew, Hangar acquired the number one iOS application for DJI Drones Autoflightlogic Autopilot (created by McAndrew in early 2015). Autopilot’s flight engine and all the industrial strength functionality has led the industry since DJI’s first release of the beta of 1.0 of the DJI SDK by harnessing the magic of DJI’s tenacious leadership in hardware innovation.
Fast forward to the end of 2016 with Hangar’s release of Hangar 360. The Hangar 360 application was our gift to the drone community. It gave tens of thousands of DJI drone owners, without making a big hoohaa about it, a glimpse into the power of the Hangar Robotics-as-a-System platform. Check out Hangar 360 for more information.
The resulting delight was shared by hundreds of thousand of magnificent 360s autonomously captured, processed, and shared by so many loyal DJI users it was humbling to us. It’s probably worth mentioning that today Autopilot is regarded as the penultimate professional grade mission planning and flight controller engine with over 40,000 users in 195 countries and has over 400,000 missions under its belt.
Then one day we saw something IMPORTANT happening. Brilliant creative DJI drone owners were mobilizing for GOOD. First came the Santa Rosa fires…using our FREE app. Then came more storms, floods, hurricanes, more wildfire and mudslides and users of Hangar 360 were ENABLED and doing some AMAZING things.
How could we throw jet fuel on this creative good and enthusiasm? We doubled down and created the next generation of enabling technology leveraging our powerful Robotics-as-a-System platform and its “System of systems and partner ecosystem” to make a contribution limited only by the imagination of our users, physics and airspace regulations.
What You Need to Get Started
If you have a cause you are supporting, a DJI drone, and an internet-enabled Apple device you are 98% of the way there. Go forth and take full advantage of our solutions and make a difference!
You love something. We want to help nurture it. We can probably help. Reach out to us below.
Hangar is a free app that allows pilots to autonomously capture aerial imagery and easily upload flies for post-processing.
Becoming a Contributor starts with an operator receiving an invitation to contribute to a Community. After that just a few short steps and you will be capturing imagery that supports the mission of your Community. The extra goodness is that a Contributor can belong to as many Organizations as they like.
Create a Hangar account to join your organization and contribute to its cause. Your personal account allows you to join multiple organizations and utilize all the functionality of Hangar.
Available missions appear as pins on your map. Select the one you wish to capture and load its pre-planned flight plan to your device in seconds.
Fly & Capture
Flying is as easy as tapping a button. Your drone will automatically go into position and execute its mission without you having to operate the controls. You can monitor your flight in real-time.
Contributors will also appreciate the instant high speed ingest capabilities from inside the application. As soon as the RaaS platform receives the files the autonomous transformation will complete in minutes and your newest content automatically updates the organization’s world map.
We’re Here to Support You
Now we get to the crux of the opportunity. You are probably reading THIS page because you have heard about Hangar Communities from a colleague or an Organization engaged with Hangar for a CAUSE. You may have received an invitation from someone inviting you to become a Contributor to their Community Organization, or you just ended up on Hangar.com and were intrigued enough to keep clicking and reading. We don’t care how you got here. We’re just glad you’re here and have stuck with our story this long.
The truth is, the story outlined is real and the tech is real and wonderful. If you, or someone you know has an Organization that can benefit, ideally they have a sizeable community of volunteers some of whom own and love to capture imagery with DJI drones, we graciously invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact the Director of your Organization or ANYBODY you believe can benefit from what Hangar offers.
We would absolutely love to enable you to make a difference in your world and the world of those you care about by accepting invitations from causes you support.