Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

  1. FriendlyGhost

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    22
    School me on Litchi, is it worth it?


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  2. Seawolf

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    53
    Shot entirely with Litchi. I could not have made this movie without it.
     
  3. WWK888

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    194
    I just purchased it...it is a bit overwhelming initially so I am really trying to learn as much as possible before I use it. When you think you payed $1399 for the P4, another $19.99 doesn't seem that much.
     
  4. Dirty Bird

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Glen Burnie, MD - USA
    I've had it for months but just began messing with it the other day. Never read the manual just sort of figured things out intuitively as its relatively straight forward. Here are a pair of Litchi flights I flew yesterday with a Phantom 3 Standard. These are long flights...37,284' & 42,102' respectively. I also did a lot research & recon before hand to verify clearances.





     
    #4 Dirty Bird, Jun 5, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2016
    JWH, Keith Mitchell, Suhail78 and 4 others like this.
  5. DonaldictTrumperbatch

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    20
    When I bought the phantom I thought I would never use waypoints, but it turns out its an absolute must for great videos (and therefore litchi a must buy).
    Without litchi you're pretty much limited to short range line-of-sight flying. In urban areas you would have to stand on the roof of a building or else lose signal quickly. The DJI Go app is quite disappointing in that regard, even the point of interest mode is useless: when the phantom circles around an object and the object will momentarily block your connection, it will initiate RTH instead of just continuing the circle...
     
    jeganx likes this.
  6. Dwilli9013

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Machesney Park Illinois
    I have had Litchi for months as well. I still have not tried it out yet. It is very intuitive in its setup. May just break it in now. Thoroughly enjoyed your Harbor vids Bird.
    Were you sitting in your truck flying for both vids?
     
  7. Dirty Bird

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Glen Burnie, MD - USA
    Yes. Flying from the truck has become standard operating procedure for me in many instances.

     
  8. KeithS

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Rhodes, Sydney - Australia
    Nice vids.
     
  9. Damager

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    Question on Litchi - I think I know the answer, but it does NOT require a constant connection with the controller, correct? So I can plan a mission to a distance where (in my congested area) I would not normally have control connection and Litchi will control the drone from the aircraft itself?
     
  10. DonaldictTrumperbatch

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    20
    Yes! However, as I understand from reading the manual, only the position/orientation of the aircraft can be uploaded to the phantom but NOT the gimbal position. So the gimbal angle settings for the waypoints wont have any effect if its out of range.
     
  11. chapsrlz

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2014
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    87
    Location:
    cdmx
    interesting...

    lets give it a try, i ll keep you updated :)
    Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 14.31.53.png
     
  12. ECO-DRONES

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    São Paulo North Coast - Brazil
    Hi,

    Is possible fly by DJI Go, but just get the video by Litchi, for FPV in MY VR Goggles? I mean, I don't want others features from Litchi, only wireless video streaming for my Goggles, for FPV.

    Thanks!
     
  13. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,608
    Likes Received:
    742
    Location:
    Australia
    Highly doubtful. Both GO and Litchi require exclusive access to the USB port to interact with the remote.

    Why not just fly in litchi?
     
  14. r0adb10ck

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Central NY
    I find myself using Litchi much more than DJI Go. Just so much you can do with it. This is unedited, but the entire flight is using Litchi.
     
    JWH, Mfoster82 and jeganx like this.
  15. ECO-DRONES

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    São Paulo North Coast - Brazil
    Because, I recently read few troubles with Litchi, resulting flips in flight, and crash.
    So, I want to fly with Offical app (DJI Go), but really want Litchi only for FPV...

    Maybe I don't explained correctly...

    If I have on the P4 RC, a tablet with DJI Go, I can't getting video on my smartphone into VR goggle...I'ts not possible?
    I saw few videos on YT, a guy doing it... I'll write to him.
     
  16. r0adb10ck

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Central NY
    I saw that thread. I'll bet $100 Litchi didn't cause that bird to flip. More likely a prop problem.
     
    maseman88 likes this.
  17. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,608
    Likes Received:
    742
    Location:
    Australia
    Ok.... just as many people crash with DJI GO as with Litchi, probably more based on user base.

    So it seems you are using a Gear VR or other goggles that need the phone screen. If your tablet has video out and you have your heart set on FPV and using DJI GO buy some dedicated FPV goggles. The experience will be better. Streaming video from tablet to phone will have to introduce additional latency to the video.
     
  18. MHD

    MHD

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    12
    The view is amazing

    Didn't yet used Litchi, but I'm considering to use it, even this post about crashing making me worried to use it.

    Did you had any issue at all using Litchi?


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  19. With The Birds

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,608
    Likes Received:
    742
    Location:
    Australia
    No issues for me.... just because a thread title accuses litchi, go app, or any other app or cause as fundermental contributor to a crash doesnt mean it is true. I might be. Its just as often or more so not the case though.
     
  20. MHD

    MHD

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    12
    Ok, good
    Thanks for the reply


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app