Circular Flight Paths


#1

I would like the ability to map out multiple circular flight paths over an area after a grid pattern. It would be nice if the app would allow for battery swap to finish flying the mission where it left off. I have found flying with a 90 degree camera angle for the grid pattern then flying multiple circular paths with different camera angles over an area allow for better 3D models of a roadway.


#2

Have you tried the orbit mode that is available within the iOS app currently? You can do a quick orbit at the end of your mission.


#3

Orbit with interval photos…


#4

I have not tried the orbit at the end pf mission just yet. I typically need multiple orbist because of the large areas I am flying.


#5

multiple orbit mode or 3d workflow is on the roadmap.


#6

Where is the camera pointing during the orbit?


#7

I keep it pointed at the center of the orbit path or POI. I use the POI function within the DJI app.


#8

You run the DJI app in the background? I thought this was known to cause problems. There is a post on the “DJI Inspire 1 Owners Group” Facebook page today, suggesting that Dronedeploy with DJI app running is responsible for a flyaway.
Is it possible to control the camera manually during Orbit?


#9

No, I do my grid patterns then start DJI to do my orbits and manually snap photos. Once I am in DJI and start orbit mode I will adjust my camera angle.


#10

So you’re not using the orbit function in the Dronedeploy app?


#11

Correct, I do not use the orbit within DroneDeploy. It only allows for one large orbit. I use multiple smaller orbits.


#12

Multiple smaller orbits coming soon.


#13

Orbit doesn’t work for me at the moment, DD said they’re looking into it.


#14

Would the models turn out better if the multiple orbits could be set at various elevations or spirals?


#15

Hi, We haven’t been able to find any problems with orbit aside from the fact that you need a good connection at the end of the flight for the orbit mission to get uploaded. Does this happen for you every flight?


#16

My orbit has been working fine. I am generally no more than 1000 feet from the drone at any one time. I am flying a 42 acre mission tomorrow without orbit. I hope the battery swap works as expected.


#17

Chase, is it possible to have the camera facing out during orbit? I would like to map a quarry and this would be useful.


#18

I hadn’t thought of this as an option. We don’t currently have that. I’ll put this in our Orbit v2 notes.


#19

Is it possible to develop an app can do this for 3d model? Using the flight model of foster?


#20

I like the idea of Mr. Mark, here in Yucatan for reports of environmental impact requires the center of the area of the polygon photographs or video outwards, not inward