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Vision Plus Ground Station Landing at a Waypoint- Is It Possible
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jmtw000
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Is there a way to make the Vision Plus land at a waypoint? I haven't tried it yet, but what happens if I set the altitude of a waypoint to 0(if that's even possible)? Will it turn off the props once it's on the ground? If this is not possible, it would be a nice feature to have in a future version of the app.
2014-10-14
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DJI-Blair
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Hi,
For the moment, it  can't land at a waypoint but i will report this suggestion to our department and will consider it.
Thank you~
2014-10-14
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aseidman
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I totally agree -- landing at a waypoint is a really important feature if we are going to make the Phantom more useful.
2014-10-15
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johnwarr
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Why would you want to land at another location set by waypoint ?
And how would the Phantom know the area was clear and safe to land ?
2014-10-15
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jmtw000
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Why would you want to land at another location set by waypoint ?


Maybe I want to record video from a long programmed flight and I know the Phantom will not have enough battery power to make it back. I could just program it to carry out the long mission and then land in an open area where I could pick it up.


And how would the Phantom know the area was clear and safe to land ?

That's on the user to make sure the area is suitable for landing.
2014-10-17
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aseidman
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johnwarr@live.c Posted at 2014-10-16 01:13
Why would you want to land at another location set by waypoint ?
And how would the Phantom know the  ...

The other landing waypoint could be a pre-established landing zone kind of like an airport for drones that other drone pilots had reviewed and said it's good to land here.  

That drone airport what i refer to as a a "hive" http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?m ... &page=1#pid4748 could provide services like battery re-charging, delivery, etc.

2014-10-17
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aseidman
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jmtw000@gmail.c Posted at 2014-10-17 21:13
Maybe I want to record video from a long programmed flight and I know the Phantom will not have en ...

My network of drone "hives" would solve this problem for you...

http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?m ... &page=1#pid4748

Where area are you located in -- we could look to expand to your area!
2014-10-17
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jmtw000
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aseidman@gmail. Posted at 2014-10-18 06:49
My network of drone "hives" would solve this problem for you...

http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mo ...

I think in order for your hives to work, the drones would have to be capable of landing there autonomously. There's also the slight problem of distance. Our current drones just cant travel all that far, you'd need way too many hives. Maybe once the range of these vehicles gets up to 25-30 miles it could work, but seems impractical now.   
2014-10-20
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aseidman
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Some drones can land autonomously.   At some point DJI Phantom will add this feature  -- hopefully sooner rather than later :-)

Initially they will be used for shorter purposes e.g. I want to fly my drone to the SF Golden Gate Bridge, but cannot get there and back on one battery so need to stop at a Hive to make it happen.  To fly from SF to LA -- well that sure will take a lot of hops these days.

If you want to be alerted once Hives are available and/or consider becoming a Hive just fill this out and we'll let you know!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/ ... Fdh7UOBr1o/viewform
2014-10-20
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mixstreme
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guymacdonald@ip Posted at 2014-11-17 18:39
I am a newbie but I remember seeing a video where someone on a boat set his home point by taking his ...

My local dealer would be interested in this feature..........
2014-11-17
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insitb
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Well, that was here: but DHP has kind of made that obsolete.
2014-11-17
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