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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boowho, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. boowho

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    ... to "hack" the stock DJI firmware to get around the limitations imposed by DJI?

    It's a shame they make somethings difficult (or worse, impossible) to do. For one thing, changing the flight speed on individual legs of a waypoint mission. Also, to not "bobble" when passing a waypoint that I've defined only for the purpose of changing altitude (no directional change at all).

    For example, I'd like to define a mission that is a simple straight line around 150 yards long. Starting at point one, camera focused on a POI (just a few feet off the line of flight) and travel at 35 MPH along that straight line; all the while staying focused on the POI.

    Then just as it passes the POI initiate a steep climb at the same speed still focused on the POI. Is this something that is do-able?? I've tried by setting an extra waypoint right at the POI to initiate the altitude change. But then you get the "bobble" I mentioned above, even though direction of flight does not change at all.

    To clarify, my intent is to do a low altitude, high speed fly-by focused on myself, then finish with a 75 foot climb out while still focused on me.

    FWIW, I'm using Litchi.

    Help??

    Boowho??
     
  2. MedinaTaylor

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    Have you tried setting your waypoints to curved instead of straight to see if it removes the bobble?
     
  3. ryantrax

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    Have you tried Litchi? It's my app of choice for waypoints / POI.
     
  4. boowho

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    I *think* I read somewhere that curved waypoints will not work with focus on POI option. Could be wrong, though.

    I'll give that a try.

    Boowho??
     
  5. jonebk12

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    You can use focus POI (both heading and gimbal) with curved waypoints in Litchi. What you can't do with curved waypoints is have the quad perform an action at a waypoint (stop, take a photo, etc.) The reason, I believe, is because the quad doesn't actually pass through the waypoint at any time.
     
  6. ryantrax

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    The new Focus option in Litchi may be a good alternative too. It's worth the extra $4.99 IMO. The focus option allows you to pick a focus point (similar to POI) and fly manually and it will always focus on the spot you picked.