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HOW TO: Setup and use Point of Interest (POI)

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by msinger, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. msinger

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    Follow the steps below to setup and use the Point of Interest (POI) feature in the DJI GO app. If you have additional tips or information below, please comment below.



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    Launch the Point of Interest (POI) feature.
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    1) Your Phantom needs to be started and in the air before you'll be able to access the Point of Interest (POI) feature in the DJI GO app. Start your Phantom, take off, and fly it directly above the location or object you'd like to circle.


    2) Flip the S1 switch to the bottom position to access the IOC features. If Multiple Flight Mode is not enabled, you're going to see the following prompt:

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    If you see the above prompt, click the "OK" button to enable Multiple Flight Mode.


    3) Select "Point of Interest" from the IOC menu.

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    4) You might be prompted to verify your RTH Altitude setting. If so, ensure the altitude is set higher than the object you're going to be circling -- and all obstacles in your location. This will ensure that you do not accidentally crash into an obstacle if your remote controller signal is lost and your Phantom tries to return to the home point.

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    Configure the Point of Interest (POI) settings.
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    5) You'll be prompted to confirm that your Phantom is above the point you'd like to circle. Since your Phantom is already hovering at that location, click the "Record the POI" button to mark that point.

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    6) A new menu will appear showing you settings to configure the radius, altitude, direction, and speed.

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    7) Pull back on the right stick to move away from the object you're going to be circling. As your Phantom moves, you'll see the "Radius" value increase. Keep moving back until your Phantom is at the outside edge of the circle you'd like to make.

    Pull down on or push up on the left stick to set the altitude you'd like your Phantom to fly as it circles. As your Phantom moves, you'll see the "Altitude" value increase/decrease.

    Important: Make sure the altitude is set high enough. If your Phantom circles around the object and you can no longer see it, the remote controller signal will be lost and your Phantom will return to the home point.

    Note: You'll be able to adjust the radius and altitude later. So, it's okay if they are not perfect at this point.


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    8) Adjust the speed slider to the left if you'd like your Phantom to travel clockwise around the circle. Or, slide it to the right if you'd like your Phantom to travel counter-clockwise around the circle. The speed will increase as the slider moves further away from the center of the bar.

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    9) Click the "Apply" button to save your settings and to start circling the object.

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    Make adjustments as your Phantom circles the object.
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    10) Your Phantom will continue to circle the object over and over again until you tell it to stop. You can temporarily stop your Phantom by clicking the "Pause" button.

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    11) As your Phantom is circling the object, you can push the right stick down to increase the radius or push it up to decrease the radius. The "Radius" value will change in real-time as you make this adjustment. Your Phantom will also start circling at the new radius as you increase/decrease it.

    As your Phantom is circling the object, you can also adjust the altitude. Push the left stick up to increase the altitude or down to decrease the altitude. The "Altitude" value will change in real-time as you make this adjustment. Your Phantom will also start circling at the new altitude as you increase/decrease it.


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    12) As your Phantom is circling the object, you can adjust the speed slider to increase/decrease the speed. The speed value with change in real-time as you make this adjustment. Your Phantom will also start circling at the new speed as you increase/decrease it.

    Important: Do not move the slider across the center point. Doing so might make your Phantom unstable as it attempts to change its direction. If you'd like to change the direction, click the "Pause" button, make that adjustment, and then unpause to continue circling in the new direction.

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    13) As your Phantom is circling the object, you can move the left stick to the right or left to yaw and face a different direction. Click "Focus" to make your Phantom point toward the center of the circle again.

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    14) Click the "Exit" button to stop circling and exit the Point of Interest (POI) function. You can also exit by flipping the PAF switch back to the "P" position.

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  2. jcknows0

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    Thanks look forward to testing tomorrow in an open field. I've always been a bit terrified of autonomous flight even RTH
     
  3. msinger

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    The feature works well. I was out testing it with my P3P and Inspire 1 this afternoon :)
     
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    @msinger Thanks for the breakdown! You guys definitely have it to together on this Forum!
     
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  5. TheloniousMac

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    I'd just like to point out something that I haven't seen anyone mention is that you can set the speed to 0 and then wherever you fly the camera will be pointed at the POI.
    Just as useful as having an orbit.
    I'd also suggest everyone on iOS try out the new modes in the simulator first.
     
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    This is not for the p3s?
     
  7. msinger

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    Here's the process for the P3S:



    I updated step #2 above, so it should match what you see in this video.
     
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    That looks simple enough...thanks
     
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    Ya know, I've looked at every video on yt trying to find out how to get this started. It seemed pretty self explanatory once you get it open, but I never COULD get it open. It was the first line of your post that told me what I was doing wrong. No one ever said my drone needed to be up and flying to access it. Thanks for explaining it in EVERY detail.

    Buford
     
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    Its diabolical the amount of info Dji put out on the P3s....
     
  11. buford

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    Which do you mean, shear amount, or the shear lack of it?
     
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    A couple of extra steps I do that some of you may find helpful: Beginning at 100'-200' away from the point of interest, I ascend the bird (with the camera at 0°,horizontal and pointed at the POI) until the very top of the POI is centered in the display. Now your bird is the same height as the POI. Note your height above home point on the Go app. Now ascend 20', 50' or whatever you think is appropriate for your mission. Now you know you are safely above your POI. Rotate your gimbal to -90°, straight down, and fly the bird over the top of the POI, centering it exactly over the POI as if it were a bombsight. Rotate the gimbal back up to 0° proceed with the above process.
     
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    Yes, some off the videos on yt did that. But they left out the important bit. I was sitting on my couch, trying to get it to work before actually flying and doing it. Didn't work. If I had just taken it out and flew it, it would've worked. But I was tryin to be safe.
     
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