I am working in the mine and rock engineering sector and have started using our company drone to produce 3D photogrammetry maps for rock structures. The issue I have is that most of the mine slopes and rock cuts are relatively steep (near vertical) and I would need a solution for photographing them with the drone.
Basically, I would need to be able to design a linear flight path that follows the slope / rock cutting but where the drones camera can be rotated relative to the flight path i.e. facing the rock cut / slope. It would also be useful to be able to change the gimbal angle.
I have seen both the Linear Flight Path app and the Auto Flight Mode’s Crosshatch mode, which allows for gimbal angle adjustment. But there isn’t any app that I know of that would combine both features and include a camera rotation option.
Would anyone have any solutions or know of any apps that would account for this kind of flight automation? I think this would be a great opportunity in my field of work and would provide a quick and easy solution to geotechnical rock mapping.