Loki™ – Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is Loki?

Loki is a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Post-Process Kinematic (PPK) direct geopositioning hardware & software solution for low cost DJI drones as well as custom drones using digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras such as Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc.  It is aimed at the high accuracy drone mapping community.


Loki Core with Antenna and Personality Cable


  1. Why should I use Loki?

Loki will greatly improve the accuracy of drone mapping projects.  It allows a reduction in the number of ground control points needed to achieve a specified horizontal and vertical accuracy level.  It can provide a reference to the geodetic network in circumstances where no ground control is possible.


  1. How much does Loki cost?

The Loki Core has a list price of $5,395.  The Accessory Kit for the Inspire 2 has a list price of $550 and the DSLR Accessory Kits has a list price of $250.  The Loki Core can be transferred from drone to drone, but an Accessory Kit is needed for each individual drone.


  1. When will Loki ship?

The DSLR and DJI Inspire 2 versions of Loki are shipping now.  The Phantom 4 Pro and M200 versions were completed at the end of 2017 and are currently shipping as well.


  1. What is the Loki warranty?

The Loki Controller includes a one year return to factory warranty.  This warranty does not cover damage to components caused by a crash or environmental damage (e.g. submersion, exposure to saturating rain, etc.) nor does it cover cables (including the personality cable).  All firmware upgrades as well as mandatory board upgrades are covered by the warranty.  Upgrades to new hardware versions are not included (although we do generally offer a discounted upgrade path for current system users).


  1. How do I get updates to the Post Processing software?

ASPSuite Advanced (the Loki post-processing software) is bundled with the Loki kit and includes 1 year of software updates.  Each time you start ASPSuite, it automatically checks for updates.  After the one year anniversary, you can purchase an extended service contract for Loki or a software update contract for the software only.


  1. What is the cost of the post warranty support?

A full Loki support contract (the first year is included with the original Loki purchase) is US $1,200 per year.  This covers the Loki Controller (including the internal battery), the antenna and the ASPSuite software.  Cables (including the personality cable) are not covered.   The warranty and post-warranty support plan do not cover damage due to crashes or environmental damage such as rain, dust or submersion.


  1. What is the cost of a software support contract for ASPSuite?

The original Loki purchase includes all ASPSuite software updates for the first year.  After that time, all updates are included if you purchase the Loki system extended warranty (US $1,200 per year).  If you wish to cover the ASPSuite (Advanced Edition) software only, the annual maintenance fee is US $399.


  1. How much weight does Loki add to the drone?

The Loki and GNSS antenna weighs 154g (5.6 oz). The various mounting kits weigh:

M200- 106g (3.7 oz)

Inspire 2- 52g (1.8 oz)

Phantom 4 Pro- 98g (3.5 oz)


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