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Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flight.

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by dronie, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. dronie

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    With Flytrex Core2 installed on your drone, you can upload missions to Flytrex.com and from there export a KML file to be opened in Google Earth which will let you see you flight in a simulated 3D view where you can spin around and see your flight from different angles.

    Pretty cool and could be useful or many purposes.

    See the flight in 3D here:
    https://vimeo.com/104394881

    Happy flying.
     
  2. LuvMyTJ

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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    Very cool but on mine I can't get rid of the push pin on the pathway.
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    That stupid push pin thing just started recently for me.
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    Been searching for an option but I have yet to find a way to make it disappear.
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    You can click the pin on top right of properties and drop scale small. Its looks fine but shadow and aircraft path are same color. I thought I changed a setting. Maybe flytrex export changed. I need to check an old export.
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    Update-

    It appears on 8-28 all my missions from flytrex have push pins because they have an time slider animation. Notice the bar at the top.

    Trying to figure it out better. Changing slide changes different missions if you have more than one in view
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    Im all ears if you can figure it out. :)
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    For the most part you can drag the slides on the time bar at the top to one side and loose the pins or all but a couple.

    Still working on it :)
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    LuvmyTJ play with the sliders here.

    The bad part is the pins that animate if you "play" are the ground shadow and not the flight path.
     

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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    OK I am out. LOL

    Here is what I know. When Flytrex is exporting the KML file from their site now the are including placemark data.

    In your KML code it looks like this.

    <Placemark>
    <TimeStamp>
    <when>2014-09-07T11:52:04Z</when>
    </TimeStamp>
    <Point>
    <coordinates>-93.682503,41.703509,-0 </coordinates>
    </Point>
    </Placemark>

    If you manually select all the placements in the KML you can delete that last section of placemarks which falls between the last placemark tags <placemark></placemark>

    OR

    You can expand your mission in Google Earth and uncheck the box with green arrow which will uncheck everything below it. Then recheck the Mission [TRACK] and Mission [SHADOW].

    This will show the flight path (track) as well as the shadow without all the stupid placemarks.

    Seems there should be an option not to show placemarks however I have not found it.
     

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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    Thanks guys for the report about this! We will get this fixed in the next 48 hours and I'll post an update as soon as we get this fixed. :)
     
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    Re: Flytrex log exported to Google Earth for 3D view of flig

    Thank you! I sent you a PM a few days ago I see is still in my out box. Please view it when you get time. Thank you.