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Ground station functionality

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by DarylV, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. DarylV

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    Bit of a noob...

    I want to ensure I have adequate coverage when shooting, and flying via Ground Station. I'm assuming I have to manually pick my waypoints, to ensure coverage? What reliable apps are there that can provide this functionality?

    Thanks
     
  2. kenargo

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    There are any number of free (like the DJI Vision app) and paid (I have a paid app and there are others out there as well). All/most do waypoint.

    Can you elaborate on what you want to achieve?
     
  3. DarylV

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    Thx...When flying over a farm, for instance, I want to make sure I get near 100% coverage. I think the out-of-the-box app only supports 16 waypoints, which is definitely not enough for larger areas.
     
  4. kenargo

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    16 waypoints is the limit unless you use something like PC Ground Station or iOS Ground Station. Those products are add-ons that (I believe) give additional waypoints.

    That said however, 16 waypoints may be sufficient and I have a number of environmental companies using my app for land inspection and survey. What they do is to create a waypoint grid and use the continuous camera mode to take photos. The Phantom only needs points on the ends of the inspection area and the camera will take a photo every 1 second (or as configured).

    Just an idea if that would suit your situation.
     
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  5. DarylV

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    That's a great point. Would only need the endpoints of the rectangle. That means 8 points per end, which is still not that many to ensure optimal overlap, i suspect