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My 1st Autonomous flight
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MerlinL14
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Sat down with the Litchi mission hub on my laptop last night and composed a waypoint mission, first time. Decided on the area of Lyme and Wood Country Park in Newton-le-Willows. This area encompasses 3 fishing pools run by Newton Angling Club, of which I am a member. Chose this as it is relatively open scrub with the odd tree, burn not exceeding 25m.Flight height was 30m and set the crusing speed to 15 km/h, 1.8 km route, 8 min total flight duration. No lag, no signal loss, no issues.



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Taydav
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Where you controlling the gimbal?
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MerlinL14
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Taydav Posted at 2017-3-15 09:53
Where you controlling the gimbal?

If you meant was I controlling the camera gimbal, then the answer is no. I set a POI and it's altitude, in the profile, set it to "Focus POI". This mission was set with 8 POI's so I could get the P3S to 'look' where I wanted it to rather than just the view of the path it was flying.
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Taydav
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Was the pol elevation set at 0?
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Badbobstikibar
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Nice mission. Looked like a good fishing spot.
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hallmark007
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Good job, first one is always difficult letting it out there on its own, wouldn't call it autonomous though, it's actually auto pilot,
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Good job, first one is always difficult letting it out there on its own, wouldn't call it autonomous though, it's actually auto pilot,....
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DJI-Jamie
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It's good to see you're enjoying the aircraft, happy flying!
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MerlinL14
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Taydav Posted at 2017-3-15 12:44
Was the pol elevation set at 0?

I set the POI altitude to what the true height of each POI was. The ones on the Islands were 5-7 meters, shoreline was 0.
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MerlinL14
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-3-15 20:53
It's good to see you're enjoying the aircraft, happy flying!

Loving the P3S Jamie. Can't fault the hardware, for £400 and change there isn't much if anything to get close to the features.
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MerlinL14
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-3-15 14:37
Good job, first one is always difficult letting it out there on its own, wouldn't call it autonomous though, it's actually auto pilot,

Autonomous, auto pilot, just semantics hallmark007
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MerlinL14 Posted at 2017-3-16 03:26
Autonomous, auto pilot, just semantics hallmark007

Yes your kind of right... but here is the difference (Pilots would not agree with you)

having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent:

An autopilot is a system used to control the trajectory of an aircraft without constant 'hands-on' control by a human operator being required. Autopilots do not replace a human operator, but assist them in controlling the aircraft, allowing them to focus on broader aspects of operation, such as monitoring the trajectory, weather and systems.
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MerlinL14
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-3-16 04:09
Yes your kind of right... but here is the difference (Pilots would not agree with you)

having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent:

I got it the first time!
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fans3d7e60a1
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Just be aware that you understand how smart RTH can abort a mission, But isn't Litchi amazing?
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MerlinL14
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fans3d7e60a1 Posted at 2017-3-16 06:09
Just be aware that you understand how smart RTH can abort a mission, But isn't Litchi amazing?

Read the book, had the T shirt printed, but thanks for the heads up. I have been using Litchi since the debacle that DJI made of version 3.1.2 Go app. First time using the mission hub though, and yes it is amazing.
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