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Super simple autonomous flights with object avoidance (beta testers wanted)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ariel@Hivemapper, Aug 12, 2016.

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  1. Ariel@Hivemapper

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    How it Works
    In as little as three taps do autonomous orbits with object avoidance.

    1) Tap on an object - like a building.
    2) Optionally adjust height, radius, and speed of your orbit.
    3) Fly.

    Beta testing:
    If you fly in the US with an Android device we are looking for beta testers.
    Device needs a min of 2GB RAM and Android 4.4 or above.
    Works on P3, P4, and Inspire.

    FAQ
    • Will it verify the flight path against obstacles? In areas where we have 3D map coverage.
    • Will it work on all buildings? No, about 30 million across the US.
    • Will we enable it on other objects like overhead powerlines? Yes, but not in the first release.
    • Can I do different flight patterns? Yes, but not in the first release. Curious to hear your thoughts on flight patterns you want.
     
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    This is a great idea! Will it work with Inspire 1 too?
     
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  3. Ariel@Hivemapper

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    Yes, it works on Inspire as well.
     
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    If your orbiting with OA, then your not focused on what your orbiting.....

    I'm confused.
     
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    Before you fly Hivemapper will tell you whether or not you'll hit anything based on our 3D map of the area. For example, if you say I want to fly at 100 ft high and radius of 300 ft around building X we will come back and tell you that you will hit a known static object (tree, other building, etc.) on this flight path -- in the GIF above there is a frame that shows you the warning e.g. "According to our map you will crash on this flight." You should still visually check the surrounding area. For example, if a crane just went up on a construction site unlikely we will have that on our 3D map.
     
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    Ever going to release an IOS version?
     
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    I want in.
     
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    Let me know when your ready to beta test IOS.
     
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    Great. Can you contact me at ariel at hivemapper dot com