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New Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 Intelligent Flight Modes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DJI Innovations, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. DJI Innovations

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    DJI is happy to announce the release of Intelligent Flight Modes for the Phantom 3 and Inspire 1. To take advantage of these features, visit your product’s download page at DJI.com, download and install the latest firmware, and update the DJI GO app to the latest version (iOS V2.2.0 and Android V2.1.0 ).

    With this firmware update, the Phantom 3 Advanced will also be upgraded to support 2.7K (2704x1520p30) video recording.

    Inspire 1 Latest Firmware: V1.4.00.10

    Phantom 3 Professional/Advanced Latest Firmware: V1.4.10

    Phantom 3 Standard Latest Firmware: V1.1.30

    Waypoints

    Record a flight path, then tell your Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 to fly along the same path repeatedly while you control the camera and orientation. Save your favorite missions, customize speed, and more.

    Point of Interest

    Tell your Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 to automatically revolve around a designated object, person, or place in a perfect circle. Automatic and customizable, get shots that only experts could before.

    Follow Me

    (Phantom 3 series only)

    Tell your Phantom 3 to follow you, and it automatically flies and keeps you in the camera’s view you wherever you go.

    Home Lock

    Customize your flight controls to be relative to you at all times. Flick a switch, and forward/backward and left/right flight will be set in relation to the Home Point.

    Course Lock

    Easily fly along a set path by putting your platform into Course Lock, which sets all flight controls to directions relative to its current heading.

    [WIKI]LEARN MORE
    [WIKI][WIKI][WIKI]The Era of Intelligent Flight is Now | DJI[/WIKI][/WIKI][/WIKI]
    [/WIKI]

    Note: Intelligent Flight Modes are only available when sufficient GPS signal is available. Always fly safely and with your hands on the controller at all times, even when using these automatic functions.
     
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  2. Robin Slater

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    Brilliant but how do you tell it I cannot find out how to actually use these new features as there is no user guide released with it.
     
  3. timmer

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    See this:

     
  4. LUISMARTINEZ

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    For the brave souls who will dare to install and test, please let us know how things go.
     
  5. Leejason

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    Is the website down?
     
  6. timmer

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    No, just a lot of traffic.
     
  7. Blue Bird

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    From the Inspire1 forum,, Instructions on flight modes minus the follow me feature.

    There is currently no user manual for the new Intelligent Navigation (NI) modes. DJI say follow the onscreen instructions, but to help you:

    Access the IN modes by first taking off and being in the air. Then switch the P-A-F switch to F. This will display a IN selection dialog.

    POI: Select Point of Interest (POI) mode. Fly the aircraft over the POI at a safe height to designate your subject. Move away to the orbit radius you want and adjust you height and camera viewpoint. Select the orbit speed (2-4m/s in best) and then tap Apply. Confirm the RTH safety height (clear of the height of your POI) and off you go.

    Waypoints: Select Waypoints (WP) mode. Fly to your first waypoint and set the height and direction. Tap Insert WP or press the RC C1 button. Fly to the next point and so on until you have plotted the route you wish to fly. Tap done. You can tab the tiny little star to add the route to favourites to repeat it as many times as you wish. The last 3 routes are autosaved. You have a couple of choices on which way the aircraft will point, what it does at the end (hover or RTH) and the speed (max 5 m/s). Tap Apply and set the RTH safe height. Then off it goes.

    Course Lock: The Course Lock (CL) sets the stick inputs relative to the direction the aircraft is pointing with the Apply is pressed. Ensure the aircraft is turned to point the way you want to fly.

    Home Lock: The Home Lock (HL) uses the stick inputs in relation to the Home Point (HP). Pulling the right stick down moves the aircraft towards the HP, and pushing it away moves the aircraft away from the HP. Similarly, the left and right stick inputs moves the aircraft left and right from the perspective of the HP. The aircraft must be at least 5m from the HP before this mode can be activated. Note: the left/right movements will not maintain a constant distance from the HP, it flies a curving tangent.
     
  8. LUISMARTINEZ

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    Thanks. So to use way points one first has to fly the route?
     
  9. Blue Bird

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    Unfortunately so, a lot of past P2V+ pilots are not happy with this. Hopefully DJI will change it.
     
  10. LUISMARTINEZ

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    Apparently the Chinese never heard of google earth.:D
     
  11. mjw

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    great info - on the DJI website that talks about (well shows you) the new features, not once (at least I did not see it) did DJI mention the PAF switch - don't these folks write out how something should work before writing code - !!!!
     
  12. mjw

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    Or documentation
     
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  13. LUISMARTINEZ

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    I'm sure the documentation exists, they are trying to find some bilingual guy to translate it!