UAV: Phantom 4 Pro V2
Ground station : iPad Mini 6
Had a weird issue on a weekly construction site map today where ONE of the FIVE panoramas I had planned would not complete. The pano in question would just freeze the drone in position and not continue.
The project consists of:
1x cross-hatch / perimeter map plan - flown without issue.
1x Video Plan - flown without issue
5x Panoramas (centre and 4 corners) - 4 of which were flown without issue and one corner pano just would not work! (Panorama Plan 3)
Today I started with Pano Plan 1, then added plans 2, 3, 4 and 5 to the playlist to get them all done. The drone did Pano 1 and 2, moved to position 3, took a few pictures and then just stopped mid-air. No gimbal movement, no images being collected, timer increasing.
See images Pano Plan 3 and Pano Plan 3 Frozen.
Taken after completing Panos 4 and 5 OK.
As all of the other panos, map plan and video had worked and my drone checked out as fine in DJI Go 4 I concluded that just Pano Plan 3 had an issue and made a brand new Pano Plan “X” to fly instead. Software and firmware are all up to date.
The same behaviour occurred. The drone took off, went to the position, began shooting pano images, stopped after 7 and just hung there. The RTH button in DD was not working, the Manual Control button was not working either. The image counter was not taking any images, and the gimbal was in a fixed position. The timer was advancing, after 6 minutes I had to press RTH on the controller and bring the drone home.
See Images Pano Plan X and Pano Plan X Frozen
In the end I gave up with DD as I had all the data from 4/5 panos, the map and video.
I sent up an Air 2S, and manually captured the errant pano at the right location with no issue.
Had anyone experienced this or got any ideas as to how I can get the 5x panoramas to complete in order? Or what would be causing just one pano in that location to not work when all the others were fine?
New users are only allowed one image so the above is Pano 3 Frozen after completing panos 4 and 5. It shot 7 images and then just hung there till controller RTH brought it back.
Your help is appreciated.