We’re gradually rolling out the Obstacle Avoidance controls for flight planning. You will see it appear in the next week but may need to restart your app or refresh your browser. When it appears in your account, you will be able to set and confirm your preference for each flight:
Obstacle avoidance is a great feature, but will reduce the maximum speed your drone can fly. It also can have trouble when flying over reflective surfaces like solar panels or water.
Want to change your obstacle avoidance default for new flight plans? You can toggle your default setting in Settings > DroneDeploy Labs:
Obviously, Obstacle Avoidance only works for newer drones with the appropriate sensors: Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro & Advanced, Inspire 2 and the Mavic Pro.
We’ll also warn you in our preflight checklist if the drone would not let us enable the feature.
If you have feedback or ideas to improve, please join the discussion below.