I have been trying to map areas using drone deploy but i have been getting error messages as “Unable to start mission”.
I use a Phantom 4 Pro and my controller is connected to IPad Mini. All my devices are up to date on the software front.
Usually before a flight, i create a KML file of the area i am going to map through Google Earth and i attach the KML on to the drone deploy. The Drone Deploy application reads the map file successfully and the flight plan is created.
I proceed to the respective area and set up my drone to map the site. I turn on the drone and the controller, i open DJI app and calibrate the compass and when all is set. I go ahead and close the DJI app and open the Drone Deploy app, the drone gets connected to the app. I open my flight plan and initialize the flight. All the parameters are check listed in green. Now i command the drone to take off yet my screen reads a message on the bottom stating “Drone Initializing…” and after few seconds another message reads on the bottom stating “Unable to start mission”. Even if i repeat the same process, the result is the same “unable to start mission”.
I thought this error is due to me using Offline base map so i also tried to map the area with the internet connected to my IPad and drone deploy yet the same problem occurs.
Mean while, i decided to create a flight plan of the area i want to map in my IPad from the job site while connected to the internet and carry out the same steps and fortunately the drone takes off and starts capturing images and completes the flight successfully.
So basically i am not able to proceed with my flight if i upload a KML/SHP file on to drone deploy while creating a flight plan.
I will not be able to create a precise flight plan manually from my IPad everytime. I prefer creating a pre-flight plan through Google Earth.
Advise me on how to resolve this issue. Waiting for your reply.