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Josh the apple
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Someone gave me a $20 iTunes gift card and I wan't to spend it on the Litchi app. I've heard a lot of good and bad about Litchi and was looking for some opinions on the app. Are there any risks when using Litchi? How stable is Litchi when compared to DJI GO? I would love to hear your opinion and stories about Litchi. It's kinda pricey and I don't want to regret buying it.
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I have used Litchi for several years now and love it. It is very stable and probably the reason most of us but it, is the ability to create waypoint mission very easily and store them in the cloud and modify them on your PC. It have other features just like DJI GO too, but this is the main one. You still need the GO app for setting some features on your Phantom, but you won't be disappointed with it. Remember you cannot run both apps at the same time though.
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Mark The Droner
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The answer is yes
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Ron B
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+2  Never use DJI since I discovered it 6 months ago!!!!!!
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Dirty Bird
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Litchi is a great flight app to have in your tool bag.  I can't promise you'll never have an app crash, nor is it a 100% replacement for Go as it does not include every single aircraft setting, but it is a robust product with good value & performance.  My favorite part of Litchi is Waypoint Mode which allows you to program the bird to fly missions autonomously even beyond RC range.  If you become proficient with waypoints you can achieve things not currently possible with manual flight.


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Amateur Droner
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Nice video Dirty Bird, was that done with your P3A?

I might have to see if Litchi would work better on my P3S.
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Amateur Droner Posted at 2018-2-19 16:58
Nice video Dirty Bird, was that done with your P3A?

I might have to see if Litchi would work better on my P3S.

Thanks.  That was actually one of my P3 Standards.  They are excellent birds for Litchi.
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I use FPV camera, but its not worth it. FPV camera doesn't work very good together with the P3S.
I have heard good thinks about litchi, so I personally think its worth it.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-19 16:40
Litchi is a great flight app to have in your tool bag.  I can't promise you'll never have an app crash, nor is it a 100% replacement for Go as it does not include every single aircraft setting, but it is a robust product with good value & performance.  My favorite part of Litchi is Waypoint Mode which allows you to program the bird to fly missions autonomously even beyond RC range.  If you become proficient with waypoints you can achieve things not currently possible with manual flight.

https://youtu.be/WVi3yaWadxM

Good  Video !!!
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-19 16:40
Litchi is a great flight app to have in your tool bag.  I can't promise you'll never have an app crash, nor is it a 100% replacement for Go as it does not include every single aircraft setting, but it is a robust product with good value & performance.  My favorite part of Litchi is Waypoint Mode which allows you to program the bird to fly missions autonomously even beyond RC range.  If you become proficient with waypoints you can achieve things not currently possible with manual flight.

https://youtu.be/WVi3yaWadxM

Nice video
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Montfrooij
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I briefly had Litchi.
Worked great with me.
But I returned it (refund) because I returned my drone.
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Yes.  Litchi is worth every penny.
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Yep well worth it & you will be using a gift card. Win, win.
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The litchi app is great if you want to stake out a mission. I mean really, you can fly  bird at 30mph, 200 to 300 feet up, and do  35,000 to 40k ffoot mission (round trip of course)  from home point. You will loose signal but Litchi will not! It keeps the drone going. I my self have lost signal, first time i paniced, but poof signal comes back and the bird comes back safely.  Crazy huh. have you watched some of these videos that are posted? Pretty cool stuff. The preflight mission planning with the waypoints is the coolest part of the Litchi app I think. And now with google Earth 3D mapping its unreal. Totally cool.
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i only use litchi app and nor the bad dji go.i only use go app to calibrate imu and yue litchi is a super app to use.and dont need so mutch cpu power to run as the go app
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-19 17:01
Thanks.  That was actually one of my P3 Standards.  They are excellent birds for Litchi.

Dirty Bird,
I have to say the videos I have  seen are spectacular, and yours has convinced me to spend the coin for the Litchi app.
When I get up the nerve to try it out I will post a video.
Thanks
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Nebuchadnezzar Posted at 2018-2-20 00:40
Good  Video !!!

Thanks!  Love doing the Baltimore flights.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-2-20 04:06
Nice video

Thank you very much!
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Kuya Kano
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I hear its good, HOWEVER violates the DJI warranty if you have a crash.
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Amateur Droner Posted at 2018-2-21 08:41
Dirty Bird,
I have to say the videos I have  seen are spectacular, and yours has convinced me to spend the coin for the Litchi app.
When I get up the nerve to try it out I will post a video.

Thank you.  Just take your time learning Litchi & start out with shorter flights erroring on the high side with altitude settings.  I look forward to your missions!  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!


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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-21 09:35
Thank you.  Just take your time learning Litchi & start out with shorter flights erroring on the high side with altitude settings.  I look forward to your missions!  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

https://youtu.be/9OQugUKxl3E

Amazing Video !!
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Nebicaneser
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can somebody give me a valid link for this app? free? for android and my Phantom 3 SE ??
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Kuya Kano Posted at 2018-2-21 09:32
I hear its good, HOWEVER violates the DJI warranty if you have a crash.

I understand that DJI would not warrant another company app, but I bought a used P3S that I suspect I have no warranty anyway.
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I can only echo what all have said it's very good.
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You're welcome!
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Amateur Droner Posted at 2018-2-21 08:41
Dirty Bird,
I have to say the videos I have  seen are spectacular, and yours has convinced me to spend the coin for the Litchi app.
When I get up the nerve to try it out I will post a video.

The 3PS will probably benefit from Litchi more than the others. By that I mean you are limited with your standard as far as signal with the WiFi. when lost it triggers a RTH. I have several pilots using Litchi with their standard drones, and they are able to program a mission that will go where they were never able to go before. You are only limited to your battery power, so you do have to keep that in mind. But regardless of the signal, your phantom will continue the mission. Quite amazing actually. Especially when you lose signal and then to see your bird returning. It is kind of a rush not knowing where it is, but having then to look at the footage (assuming you are recording the entire mission) it really cool. I have a P3A, and though the Lightbridge technology is much better than WiFi, I have programmed mine phantom to go over hilltops, etc. drop in altitude, and virtually go places I couldn't get to before. Of course you need to know the area you are flying in, but Litchi is just fantastic. Have fun. As far as the price............don't know what it is right now, but I think herein the US it is $25. I mean you can spend this on a case of  beer or going thru a fast food joint..........it is mere peanuts in my book compared to what most of us have invested anyway. I understand $25 dollars in nothing to sneeze at, but it is not much money to have an additional tool for your drone, that can do so much for you.
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Josh the apple
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Just thought I would update you guys on what’s going on. I downloaded the Litchi app two days ago and have been experimenting with short distance missions and am about to take my first long range mission (4.5 miles). I’ve read through the Litchi documentation and I’ve checked my settings and waypoints several times over. Thanks for your feedback on Litchi! Planning automated missions is very fun for sure!
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RicardoGray Posted at 2018-2-21 11:41
The 3PS will probably benefit from Litchi more than the others. By that I mean you are limited with your standard as far as signal with the WiFi. when lost it triggers a RTH. I have several pilots using Litchi with their standard drones, and they are able to program a mission that will go where they were never able to go before. You are only limited to your battery power, so you do have to keep that in mind. But regardless of the signal, your phantom will continue the mission. Quite amazing actually. Especially when you lose signal and then to see your bird returning. It is kind of a rush not knowing where it is, but having then to look at the footage (assuming you are recording the entire mission) it really cool. I have a P3A, and though the Lightbridge technology is much better than WiFi, I have programmed mine phantom to go over hilltops, etc. drop in altitude, and virtually go places I couldn't get to before. Of course you need to know the area you are flying in, but Litchi is just fantastic. Have fun. As far as the price............don't know what it is right now, but I think herein the US it is $25. I mean you can spend this on a case of  beer or going thru a fast food joint..........it is mere peanuts in my book compared to what most of us have invested anyway. I understand $25 dollars in nothing to sneeze at, but it is not much money to have an additional tool for your drone, that can do so much for you.

Thanks Ricardo,
I look forward to experimenting with the Litchi app.
Slow steps forward for me, I just got use to flying in Atti mode, to be sure I know what to do before I panic.
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Josh the apple Posted at 2018-2-21 12:50
Just thought I would update you guys on what’s going on. I downloaded the Litchi app two days ago and have been experimenting with short distance missions and am about to take my first long range mission (4.5 miles). I’ve read through the Litchi documentation and I’ve checked my settings and waypoints several times over. Thanks for your feedback on Litchi! Planning automated missions is very fun for sure!

Josh I want to thank you for starting this thread.
I look forward to you posting a video
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Amateur Droner Posted at 2018-2-21 14:17
Thanks Ricardo,
I look forward to experimenting with the Litchi app.
Slow steps forward for me, I just got use to flying in Atti mode, to be sure I know what to do before I panic.

You are making excellent decisions! I can't be expressed enough how important it is to understand and know how your phantom is going to react or better yet, what to do in the event it does something you are not used too. Your time spent flying in Atti and playing around with other scenarios will definitely improve your chance of getting out of trouble should it arise. The more you know the better off you will be and the more fun you will have. Litchi is just another tool in your bag of tricks, to enhance your flying experience. At least that it how it has been for me. Best of luck to you and enjoy.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-21 09:35
Thank you.  Just take your time learning Litchi & start out with shorter flights erroring on the high side with altitude settings.  I look forward to your missions!  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

https://youtu.be/9OQugUKxl3E

Now do not leave us with doubt!, What happened to the other drones?
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ArgenBrewer Posted at 2018-2-21 17:39
Now do not leave us with doubt!, What happened to the other drones?

Everyone made it home safely & lived happily ever after.  We were testing the feasibility of doing one of my city flights with 4 birds.  Unfortunately we kept running into timing issues.  One of the P3 Pros in particular would do strange things during flights (see my "Shaken Not Stirred" video to see the P3P acting up & to learn the fate of the pilots).  After numerous unsuccessful tests we put the 4 bird city flight on hold & I ran it as a 2-bird mission instead.  Below is the mission we were planning...

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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-19 16:40
Litchi is a great flight app to have in your tool bag.  I can't promise you'll never have an app crash, nor is it a 100% replacement for Go as it does not include every single aircraft setting, but it is a robust product with good value & performance.  My favorite part of Litchi is Waypoint Mode which allows you to program the bird to fly missions autonomously even beyond RC range.  If you become proficient with waypoints you can achieve things not currently possible with manual flight.

https://youtu.be/WVi3yaWadxM

Hey Mr Bird,

How is it possible to the drone to fly further than RC range and still know where to fly.
Sounds a very interesting app. I will have t look into it. By the way I have enjoyed all your videos how you get that range and footage is brilliant.

Cheers
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Zimmerman 61 Posted at 2018-2-21 21:33
Hey Mr Bird,

How is it possible to the drone to fly further than RC range and still know where to fly.

Thank you very much.  With Litchi you program missions on your device or computer.  No RC contact is required beyond uploading & launching a mission.  The bird executes the flight plan autonomously. It's a very cool & handy app.
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Kuya Kano Posted at 2018-2-21 09:32
I hear its good, HOWEVER violates the DJI warranty if you have a crash.

That gets repeated a lot on forums but it's still a myth.
Using Litchi or other 3rd party apps does not void your warranty.

As you would expect, DJI won't cover it if the cause of the incident was the 3rd party software.
It would be very unusual for a 3rd party app to cause a crash.
I don't think I've ever heard of any.
If your Phantom crashes and it can be shown that the cause was a DJI issue, DJI will cover it.
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Litchi is great...I only use the Go 4 crap to check sensors etc etc...shut it down and fly with Litchi...both with my P3A and Mavic MPP.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-21 20:41
Everyone made it home safely & lived happily ever after.  We were testing the feasibility of doing one of my city flights with 4 birds.  Unfortunately we kept running into timing issues.  One of the P3 Pros in particular would do strange things during flights (see my "Shaken Not Stirred" video to see the P3P acting up & to learn the fate of the pilots).  After numerous unsuccessful tests we put the 4 bird city flight on hold & I ran it as a 2-bird mission instead.  Below is the mission we were planning...

https://youtu.be/HGyRowC9Mm4

I was watching that video last night! It is interesting to see how the lights of the drone change once it loses contact with the remote control and follows its flight. It would be interesting if one day you tell how the previous logistics of this type of flights are developed
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Labroides Posted at 2018-2-21 22:32
That gets repeated a lot on forums but it's still a myth.
Using Litchi or other 3rd party apps does not void your warranty.

O.k.  Then what I read was wrong.  I apologies.
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So far my experience with Litchi has been great. I didn't manage to get any good video footage on my first mission. I only managed to get a couple good pictures. I'm going to try and fly the mission again and hopefully post back with something decent.
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Josh the apple Posted at 2018-2-22 21:06
So far my experience with Litchi has been great. I didn't manage to get any good video footage on my first mission. I only managed to get a couple good pictures. I'm going to try and fly the mission again and hopefully post back with something decent.

I'm looking forward to seeing your video!
I just mapped out my first mission, I haven't flown it yet.
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