M10 handheld Ground Control Station — Powerful, long-range, high brightness — All you need for operation under warm sunshine

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M10 Handheld Ground Control Station

M10 handheld Ground Control Station (GCS) is a portable and lightweight GCS that acts as a powerful computer. All other accessories you need to control your drone including a radio with joysticks, and a datalink, are embedded inside. One-man control of the drone and the payload is thus possible thanks to the embedded design of this remote control. 

Conventionally, you needed to carry at least three different accessories — a laptop as a ground control station, a radio controller, and a datalink with big heavy antennas in case of long-range operations. Requiring a real-time video stream of the drone’s gimbal camera would add more hassle by requiring a separate display monitor. M10 GCS is the solution for you.

You do not need to carry multiple heavy accessories anymore. Initial setup time is eliminated, and your drone is ready to fly in a blink of an eye. M10 is an all-in-one ground control station that integrates radio control, datalink, and video link in a single entity. Different 3rd-party datalinks are supported. A large electronics compartment has been designed and installed at the back of the unit with a large space for installing your desired communication modules, converters, adaptors, and other suitable modules based on the mission. 

With a big 10.1″ touchscreen display, you can control and monitor drones (Multirotor, Fixed-wing, or VTOL) or robots (UGV, ROV, or USV) at the same time, and have real-time footage of the installed gimbal camera as well. This remote control has a 1920×1200, high brightness 1200nit sunlight readable screen which is suitable for outdoor missions in the middle of the day, under direct sunlight. It’s one of the highest screen brightness in the market among commercially available GCSs. Moreover, 10 points touchscreen is almost all you need for a flawless drone operation. You can easily work with your favorite ground control station software, and define your waypoints and mission on the go.

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The desire to have a bigger screen never stops, and the industry is still trying to figure out how big is enough. M10 has seen the need and comes with a novel solution. In addition to its main display, M10 has the capability of installation of a second display on top using hinges and screws. The second display acts as the extended view of the main display and transforms M10 into a dual-display GCS. The top display, for example, can be used for showing the real-time footage of the gimbal camera installed on the drone, without any interference in the mission operation. 

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M10 UAV GCS has enough input channels (22 individual physical channels) that make it a powerful remote control system and gives the user capability to assign each channel to the preferred joystick, switch, knob, or button. By using industrial grade self-centering joysticks, operator can have precise control over the vehicle maneuvers. There are two main joysticks that can be used for controlling the vehicle, as well as an extra smaller joystick (the same joystick used in Sony PSP controllers) which is suitable for controlling the payload (for example controlling the pan and tilt of a gimbal camera payload). All joysticks give you a 2-axis control capability.

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There are no self-centering knob wheels on the remote at all, which is a little disappointing. However, you can replace the functionality of the wheels using two available knobs at the top edge.

M10 can run both Linux and Windows as the operating system, and most Ground Control Station Software available in the market, including QGroundControl and MissionPlanner, can be installed and run on it.

Here are a few parameters of M10 portable GCS:

Main Parameters
Overall weight2570g
Dimension335x184x40mm
Screen 10.1″ industrial touchscreen
1920×1200 (1200nit)
CPU Intel Core i3/i5/i7
RAM 4GB / 8GB
Physical channels22 inputs
Battery capacity16.8V/9000mAh
Working time4-6hrs
Charging portDC jack input Adaptor

Previously, we introduced M31 handheld GCS. You can see a comparison table between the two, as well as herelink v1.1 GCS,

Comparison
 

M10 handheld GCS

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M31 handheld GCS

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Herelink v1.1

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Overall weight2570g2800g536g
MaterialAluminumAluminumPlastic
Dimension335x184x40mm378x221x54mm217×106.5x31mm
Screen 10.1″ industrial touchscreen10.1″ industrial touchscreen5.46″, Capacitive touchscreen
1920×1200 (1200nit)1280×800 (1000nit)1080P, 1000nit
1920×1200 (800nit)
Operating SystemWindows/Linux/AndroidWindows/Linux/AndroidAndroid
Max. communication range50km50km20km
Physical Channels22 inputs35 inputs11 inputs
Dual-display supportYesNoNo

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