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Reach RS2 / RS2+ as a base station for drone mapping with Autel Enterprise drones

Reach RS2 and Autel drone
 

We have prepared a detailed guide on how to set up your Reach RS2 / RS2+ as a base for the Autel Enterprise drone based on our user’s experience. Dave Pitman, the owner of Olympic Aerial Solutions, US, has tested Reach RS2 with the Autel EVO II Enterprise and enjoyed a simple connection workflow. Let’s explore how you can connect Reach RS2 with a drone, and see how Dave uses Reach for aerial mapping projects.

 

Connecting Reach RS2 / RS2+ with Autel Enterprise drones

Reach RS2 and Reach RS2+ receivers can be used as an RTK base station for the Autel EVO II Enterprise and Autel EVO II RTK Series. Connect Reach with the UAV choosing one of two options in the ReachView 3 app. If you have internet access, it’s easy to use Emlid NTRIP Caster. In the areas with no Internet coverage, use the Local NTRIP option

For more information, check out the detailed guide to connecting Reach RS2 with the Autel EVO II Enterprise in our Docs. In PPK mode, you can record raw GNSS logs on your Reach base and Autel drone. You can then process them using Emlid Studio to improve the positions if some photos were taken in the FLOAT or SINGLE solution.

 

Reach RS2 with Autel EVO II Enterprise in action

Our user Dave Pitman prefers RTK workflow when surveying with Reach RS2 and the EVO II Enterprise. To place ground points for control and checkpoints, he uses Reach as a rover connected to a corrections network (NTRIP). Then Dave usually sets up Reach RS2 as a base over the point with known coordinates and transmits RTK corrections to the drone using Emlid NTRIP Caster or Local NTRIP. 

“In some cases, I use the NTRIP service to supply RTK corrections directly to the EVO II Enterprise. The advantage to using a point on site and Reach RS2 for NTRIP corrections is that the baseline is very small.”

Dave Pitman, USA

Mapping with Autel and Reach
Mapping with Autel and Reach
GCP_Mapping with Autel and Reach
DEM_Mapping with Autel and Reach
Site monitoring with Autel EVO II and Reach RS2
Site monitoring with Autel EVO II and Reach RS2
GCP for mapping with Autel EVO II and Reach RS2
DEM after mapping with Autel EVO II and Reach RS2
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Site monitoring for topographic changes and infrastructure placement, performed with
Reach RS2 and Autel EVO II Enterprise, Silverdale, Washington, USA

 

Reach RS2 / RS2+ for centimeter accuracy

Reach RS2 / RS2+ provides you with high accuracy even when there are obstacles around. As a multi-band receiver, it is an ultimate solution for placing GCPs and works as a base for RTK and PPK drone mapping. The receiver comes with the handy ReachView 3 app available for iOS and Android. Order your Reach RS2+ in the official Emlid Store.

 

Thanks to our user Dave Pitman for sharing his experience and helping us prepare the guide to Autel EVO II Enterprise and Reach RS2/RS2+ integration.