Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

flight record log questions

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DrewFlies, May 26, 2015.

  1. DrewFlies

    DrewFlies Guest

    So I saw an option on my DJI pilot app about flight record data.

    Is there a turn on / turn off feature?

    Or does it automatically log every flight?
     
  2. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    3,462
    It logs everything automatically.

    Does anyone know if you can delete records to get rid of those non-flight records? The ones where you just had the P3 turned on to work through the app options.
     
  3. Apparition

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    324
    Location:
    USA
    Is there a way to view your logs online instead of on the phone?
     
  4. Erroll

    Joined:
    May 15, 2015
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    South Africa
    I'd also like to know if one can delete some of these logs. Better still, can one export them as a backup, and then delete them?
     
  5. Erroll

    Joined:
    May 15, 2015
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    South Africa
    I am able to export the logs to my PC and then delete them with SyncIOS. Fortunately I tried with only two small and old logs, because the Pilot App's stats don't include the deleted logs in its overall stats, such as number of flights, total time etc. It must add them up on the fly.

    Good to know that one can export them at least.
     
  6. taroh

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Yokohama, Japan/Taichung, Taiwan
    When my tablet hang up while flying, the log not remained. I flew over 10 minutes without seeing FPV and after landed I noticed it. Result - birds can fly without Pilot app, flight log is recorded by Pilot app (I believe inside the bird there's another flight recorder, but seems not to be synchronized to app's afterwards).
     
  7. aburkefl

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    30
    There's an internal SD card - epoxied inside so it's not removable and not user serviceable/accessible.
    In theory, you should be able to fly your Phantom "blind" i.e., without the Pilot app. You should get familiar with the lighting array on the outside of the Phantom. They're not just pretty lights - the patterns of the lights, colors, slow flash, fast flash, etc., have meaning.

    When the green light flashes slowly, that's the "safe to fly" indicator - (P mode with GPS and Vision Positioning - if turned on)
    When the green light flashes twice - BLINK BLINK PAUSE then repeats - that's the "safe to fly" without GPS but with Vision Positioning - again, that's *if* VPS is turned on.
    When it's a yellow light flashing slowly, that means it's safe to fly and you'll be in A-mode but no GPS and Vision Positioning. (That's the way the manual words it - don't know if that means with or without VPS activated. I've been flying for a long time with my Vision Position (VPS) turned off.

    So, based on the above color scheme - you can fly, whether you have the Pilot app running or not. *And* you can take pictures/videos. You just can't see what the camera is looking at, cannot adjust the camera, etc. But if you keep it close to you, fly visually and carefully, you can still use it. Fly up close and adjust the gimbal where you want it - both wheels will still work and both shutter buttons (the ones on the remote controller) will still work.

    It's basically the same as if you're flying and the pilot app dies and you have to fly it back home by yourself. Saying that, I've yet to use the RTH.