I been looking for a new imagery capture app for mapping as DJI Pilot is missing a few key features. I haven’t actually flown with DroneDeploy yet but I have a few questions that I was hoping those with experience could help with.
I’ll be mostly 2D mapping areas in open fields, on uneven terrain.
Most apps allow you to add a “margin” to ensure you cover the entire area. I can’t seem to find this option on DD. Is there a workaround? I prefer not to just “drag the corners out” as I import a kml which is the exact area I need.
The “Low Light” toggle: Is that for generally overcast days or only when it’s really dark and gloomy?
It bothers me a bit that I can’t see the camera settings. I have selected the camera I’m using so I presume it’s all pre-programmed but it estimates it can do my mission about 25% faster than DJI pilot and I think that’s generally because it’s chosen 3m/s instead of DJIs 2.2m/s. Can I trust that? Have these settings been tested with this camera?
How does it work out batteries? For this same mission it’s suggesting 5 whereas the mission in DJI Pilot (that took an extra 20 minutes) used 3.
Terrain awareness: Is this applied from the takeoff point or the actual area of the mission? I know some apps apply it from where you take off, meaning that if my take off point is lower than the actual flight area, the altitude won’t be correct when it gets there.
Any help would be appreciated.