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Autonomous flying with DJI Phantom.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by denodan, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. denodan

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    With the bigger GPS quads, many use programs like this:

    http://qgroundcontrol.org/

    You can set way points and let your quad fly itself. Since the Phantom has the same GPS module like these other quads. I am surprised Phantom owners are not getting into autonomous flight.

    Been looking at the above program, but looks a steep learning curve, unless there are simpler programs around. I know with the Ar Drone, and it's new GPS, Parrot claim you can fly your Drone with the above program, set your way points and will fly itself and return home.

    The DJI Phantom, should it not also be able to fly automatically?
     
  2. Audaciter

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    I don't believe it's compatible with DJI Naza. I think it's more for the open source type controllers.

    DJI has the Wookong, but it's pretty expensive.

    I think the whole subject of a fully autonomous craft, is quite touchy, and starts people thinking of spy drones.
    That's one reason DJI doesn't implement it in their hobby grade equipment.

    Also, where are you going to go in eight minutes ?
     
  3. Ali in Austria

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    Why would you want to?

    It would take away all the fun if you just pressed go and left it to it. I suppose there would be a level of adrenaline coursing through the veins as you keep your fingers crossed that it is going to behave. ;)
     
  4. Cicada

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    Autonomous flying has tremendous potential for business use, especially in agriculture. A craft the size of a Phantom, maybe/maybe not, but it can still cover a lot of ground in 8~10 minutes. Something can be said for its portability. It can be a lot easier to take to more remote locations. I have been considering the ArduPhantom mod, http://www.mavbot.com/ it looks very clean.

    Cicada