Linear Flight App

#1

I just wanted to thank DroneDeploy for the work and collaboration done to improve the linear flight app. I cross-link to a thread regarding the ability to choose any waypoint for the start in order to greatly increase the efficiency and get this mode nailed down. :slight_smile:

https://forum.dronedeploy.com/t/adjustable-starting-waypoint/12640/6

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This is the survey for a tributary drainage channel that we are improving. Tough job and allot of muck. Nailed the flight plan to cover the specific area.

#2

I’ve requested to allow more than 6 paths, I fly between 80 to 120 feet altitude and sometimes I need more paths to get the data (photos) I need.

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#3

You can wrap the line back on itself. Like a U… You just have to size the turn so that you maintain the approximate same sidelap in the middle.

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#4

Yeah I know I can double up like your photo.

That would work on streets, which I have done before. But if I could just add 2 more paths would be a lot easier on planning.

Rivers is just a pain with all the twisting and switch backs.

As a developer, I wouldn’t have limited it to 6, I would have made it at least a 10.

#5

I pretty much agree with you which is why I gave you a like. I don’t think there should be a limit to how many lanes you can use. Question is why do you try to follow a subject like that so accurately when you could go from major pi to pi and probably increase the efficiency of your flight? I’m working on a 3-mile hike and bike trail the parallels a major creek in our area and don’t have any trouble configuring through switchbacks and capturing offshoots.

#6

Streets and paths are pretty easy to setup and fly. Rivers can change widths throughout and setting a single centerline (ok eyeballing it, lol) flight path with x side lines to either side just makes it easier to setup.

Your photo below is a excellent work around to the issue. I agree unlimited side lines is what I told our DD Rep but if we can at least get 10 lines vs 6 would probably take care of 90% of the flights.

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