I’ll post all my requests in one post. At least one has already been requested.
A: Expand Map Borders:
I fly small vineyards on hilly terrain bordered by very tall trees. Though the Inspire seems to fly very accurately under DroneDeploy’s control, I still pull the borders in from the edges of the vineyard to ensure the Inspire doesn’t crash into the trees. Your mapping software limits its results to the defined flight polygon instead of everything the camera sees. MapsMadeEasy does not do this and produces maps with borders far beyond the defined flight polygon. However their NDVI processing is much inferior to yours and they have little patience assist those using “hacked” cameras such as mine. (BTW, MME’s flight control software is completely inadequate to my flying environment.)
Can you process all imagery captured by the camera? That way I could use your superior eNDVI processing while keeping the Inspire a safe distance from trees. It would be a great solution for me.
B: Allow Mission Planning in Android with craft off.
I fly in remote areas with no PC and must create missions using the Android device. The requirement to have the Inspire on and have GPS lock uses precious battery time as those planning sessions can be quite lengthy with lots of foot travel to scope out the situation.
Allow mission planning on the Android tablet with no Internet connection and no connection to the Inspire.
C. Provide Speed Option to and from Missions
This is again an issue in my flying environment with tall trees and hilly terrain. I fly these missions with my finger on the Flight Mode switch to kill the mission if the Inspire heads into the trees. The Inspire flies to the mission start so fast I have no reaction time to judge whether it’s going to come to its screeching halt in time or mistakenly cover that last 20 feet into the trees. While it’s good not to waste time in transit to and from a mission, could you at least have it gradually slow down at the end so I can more readily judge if it’s on target?
Provide a “to/from mission” speed adjustment or ramp the speed down as it approaches the mission start.
D. Allow Manual Orientation of the Flight Grid
I often must fly in windy conditions. The Inspire handles wind surprisingly well, but it’s ideal if it can face its nose or tail directly into the wind. Its frontal area is very small while its sides provide a small wall to the wind. It would also be nice if it could remain oriented to the wind during its turns, flying forward in one run and backward on the next. The Inspire has no problem flying backward.
Allow manual orientation of flight grid, ideally including an option to maintain wind orientation through turns.