Hello everyone. I’ve been experiencing some problems around flying remote missions in locations without cellular or wireless network reception and I’m wondering how people have gotten around that.
Having created the mission the day prior, I loaded drone deploy and the mission up to the point of needing the pre-flight check. I get out to the site and upon turning on the Mavic pro 2 and getting it connected to the remote and DJI go 4, Drone Deploy suddenly doesn’t show that specific mission in my list of projects and needs to connect to the server.
I leave the site to find reception. I perform the same steps above and get DroneDeploy past the pre-flight check. With the drone, remote, DJI go 4 all turned on, and drone deploy at the green button to start the mission, I enter the site and get ready to fly. I anticipated there being an issue because the pre-flight check happened offsite, and the mission couldn’t start. Turning off and on the drone and DJI go 4 fixed that, and I was able to then perform a new pre-flight check on DroneDeploy and start the mission.
Everything ran smoothly until the end of the drones third battery. Before the drone returned to home for a battery exchange, I switched from drone deploy to DJI go 4 to check a setting. I return to drone deploy only to have the app restart, and just like earlier that day, the current project was not showing and DroneDeploy needed to connect to the server. Hence I couldn’t resume the mission once the drone returned.
What steps do I need to perform prior to leaving reception to make sure I can fly a DroneDeploy mission in a remote area? Burning drone and remote battery while traveling to the site after DroneDeploy’s pre-flight check on a project is not ideal. And then how do I prevent the app from restarting mid-mission and needing to connect to the server when I’m already in a remote location?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Using iPhone XR