Think Air: Ground Station. This is how we fly.
We fly an f550 hexacopter with a Naza-M V2 flght controller + GPS/Compass module, using a GoPro Hero Black 3 for video and oblique photography or a Canon G11 for vertical photography (photogrammetry and 3D modeling purposes). In order to avoid accidents and have a successful flight mission, it is important to keep track of your UAV. That is why we use a Data Link for constant flight data transmission and mission planning. It connects to the laptop and/or the mini iPad where you can monitor the UAV’s trajectory with satellite imagery (Google Earth) using a software called Ground Station.