How to update Elios 2 firmware

This guide is meant to walk you through the update of the Flyability Elios 2 UAV firmware.

Table of Contents

Before Starting
How To Update from FirmWare v1.0.0
How To Update from FirmWare v1.1.0
Updating the Elios 2 Camera Firmware


Before Starting

  1. Download the latest version of the Elios 2 firmware
  2. Update Cockpit to the latest Version
  3. Verify the current firmware version of your drone via the Cockpit App

 

Depending on the current Avionics version loaded into you Elios 2 drone the update process is different. Please check your current version and follow the corresponding process.

How to Update from FirmWare v1.0.0

Remove the top cover by unscrewing the top cover screw with a T8 screwdriver

E2_Top_Screw

 

Lift the cover up

E2_Top_Lift_Up

 

Gently lift the Payload cable, leave the zip tie. Then, using the tweezers, remove the foam

E2_Av_Foam_Retrieve

 

Gently push to unlock the SD card, then remove it

E2_Av_SD_Retrieve

Place the SD card into you computer and copy the new Avionics firmware binary file (FW_DRONE_Vxxxxxxxx.BIN) to the root of the avionics SD card

 

Don't rename the file

 

Place the SD card back into the drone

E2_Av_SD_PlaceBack

 

Place the foam back, CAUTION the foam must be inserted vertically

E2_Av_Foam_Verticality-1

Place the top cover and screw back

E2_Top_PlaceBack

E2_Top_Screw

Power up the drone with a fully charged battery

The firmware process will begin and the 4 arm sensors LED will blink quickly, in a yellowish colour

The drone may reboot several times, you will hear the startup chime, do not unplug the battery until the update process is completed. This can take up to 5 minutes

When the arms LEDs blink one after the other and slower in a yellowish colour, the update is done, you can unplug the battery

Plug back the battery with GCS connected, go to Cockpit About tab and confirm new Avionics firmware

 

How To Update from FirmWare v1.1.0 or higher

Retrieve the Payload LOG SD card from the payload

E2_Log_SD_Card

Download and copy the new Avionics firmware binary file (FW_DRONE_Vxxxxxxxx.BIN) to the root of the Payload SD card

 

Don't rename the file

 

Power up the drone with a fully charged battery

The firmware process will begin and the 4 arm sensors LED will blink quickly, in a yellowish colour

The drone may reboot several times, you will hear the start up chime, do not unplug the battery until the update process is completed. This can take up to 5 minutes

When the arms LEDs blink one after the other and slower in a yellowish colour, the update is done, you can unplug the battery.

Plug back the battery with GCS connected, go to Cockpit About tab and confirm new Avionics firmware

 

 

Updating the Elios 2 Camera Firmware

Required Files

Downloaded camera binary file (firmware.bin)

How to Update

Retrieve the Camera SD card from the payload

E2_Cam_SD_Card

Download the camera binary file (firmware.bin) and copy the file to the root of the Camera SD Card

 

Don't rename the file

 

Place the Camera SD card back into the slot

Power up the drone with a fully charged battery

The firmware process will begin

The LEDs will blink normally, please wait 2 minutes with the drone powered, then unplug it

Plug back the battery with GCS connected, go to Cockpit About tab and confirm the new Camera firmware

 

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