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ShadyDealer
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Just wondering what you guys prefer to use and why. I find the DJO GO app ok for what I’ve been using so far but...is it worth investing in 3rd party applications?
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2017-8-19 14:56:27
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i use DJi go 4 as of right now.. Litchi has real potential but i dont know,  but we'll see

plus to my eye dji go looks better..
2017-8-19 15:12:53
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I use DJI Go4 and DJI GS Pro for waypoint automated flying.  All free.
http://www.dji.com/ground-station-pro
2017-8-19 17:29:43
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dspecgsx Posted at 2017-8-19 17:29
I use DJI Go4 and DJI GS Pro for waypoint automated flying.  All free.
http://www.dji.com/ground-station-pro

is GSP on android as well?  i cant find it on andriod
2017-8-19 17:44:06
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I use both Litchi and DJI GO so I answered other. The survey is faulty for me because it's not an either or choice nor is one better or worse than the other.  They each have their strengths for different purposes. For all over Mavic Control (on IOS anyway...on Android with the crashes it might be another matter), I use DJI Go. For getting good cinematic results and really smooth professional video I use waypoint mode in Litchi.  I also like the voice feed back for flying in Litchi but will generally use DJI GO4 because it gives me access to features and settings not yet exposed in DJI Go.
2017-8-19 18:08:17
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The best shots will be made with a computer at the controls.  Litchi is simply better for waypoint missions, which is the intelligent flight mode I'll be using the most.
2017-8-19 18:19:26
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ImHereToCrash Posted at 2017-8-19 17:44
is GSP on android as well?  i cant find it on andriod

I believe it's IOS only, I use it and it's really good.
2017-8-19 19:21:38
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ImHereToCrash Posted at 2017-8-19 17:44
is GSP on android as well?  i cant find it on andriod

Only for IOS on iPads
2017-8-19 21:11:06
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I desperately want to use Litchi for all the features that Go4 doesn't have BUT I can never get Litchi to work (on Android or IOS!); Too much video studdering is the problem with Litchi; with GO4 I normally have perfect video....
2017-8-19 21:15:41
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ok, ill probably check it out on later on.. maybe ill use my GF's iPad pro 9.7 when i get my mavic pro.. if she lets me use it...   because unfortunately my ipad mini 2 maybe broken..i dropped it out of my car and shattered the glass on the road while i was looking for places to fly earlier..  preparing for my mavic pro, scouting it out...wanna fly in differant areas, but nah....my ipad had other plans..   
2017-8-19 21:13:23
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randy.sauder Posted at 2017-8-19 21:15
I desperately want to use Litchi for all the features that Go4 doesn't have BUT I can never get Litchi to work (on Android or IOS!); Too much video studdering is the problem with Litchi; with GO4 I normally have perfect video....

maybe outdated specs on your devices?  maybe too many thing in background?  

litchi worked fine for me on my iPad mini 2 when i tried it.. and it worked fine on my Samsung S8..
2017-8-19 21:21:48
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dspecgsx Posted at 2017-8-19 17:29
I use DJI Go4 and DJI GS Pro for waypoint automated flying.  All free.
http://www.dji.com/ground-station-pro

Would have loved to use GS Pro if it was available for iPhone 6s Plus. As of now, strongly contemplating Litchi for Waypoints because of the 500m limit in Go.
2017-8-20 00:33:53
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BumblerBee Posted at 2017-8-20 00:33
Would have loved to use GS Pro if it was available for iPhone 6s Plus. As of now, strongly contemplating Litchi for Waypoints because of the 500m limit in Go.

The 500m limit is imposed in the firmware. Go or Litchi won't change that.
2017-8-20 05:24:17
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Am I right in thinking if you crash your mavic ( not human error ) when not using Go 4 app then DJI won't cover it under warranty ? I am sure I have read that?
2017-8-20 05:50:22
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I can't believe people are still using dji go4 when there is a far superior app available called Litchi....
2017-8-20 05:55:41
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I wouldn't use Litchi. It seems to be a great app (greater than DJI GO 4) but if anything happens, they will blame it on you for using a third party app
2017-8-20 07:49:50
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H83 Posted at 2017-8-20 05:50
Am I right in thinking if you crash your mavic ( not human error ) when not using Go 4 app then DJI won't cover it under warranty ? I am sure I have read that?

Not exactly. They'll still cover it under warranty if they can determine that the crash was caused by a product defect, but that's harder to prove if you weren't using the Go app when the crash occurred. The only circumstances in which it would definitely be excluded is if they determined that the crashed was caused by Litchi, though I can't recall ever hearing of a single crash where Litchi was to blame. I've heard of some where a waypoint mission was badly planned (e.g., the pilot forgot to take changes in elevation into account), but that's not really Litchi's fault. It's a great app that I'd recommend for anyone wanting to do waypoint missions or anyone with an Android device who has found Go to be unreliable.
2017-8-20 09:23:20
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-8-20 05:24
The 500m limit is imposed in the firmware. Go or Litchi won't change that.

As far as I could see, from other discussions, Litchi missions can go much further than 500m from the Home Point - they can even go beyond the RC reception range, letting Mavic operate fully autonomously.
2017-8-20 11:43:39
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dspecgsx Posted at 2017-8-19 17:29
I use DJI Go4 and DJI GS Pro for waypoint automated flying.  All free.
http://www.dji.com/ground-station-pro

I'd never heard of gsp until this thread... Just checked it out on YouTube.... One thing that looks a bit annoying is how the drone stops at each waypoint.. is this still the case with the latest version?

Anyway to have nice flowing non stop routes ? (I'd be using with a mavic)

Thanks
2017-8-20 15:34:29
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Krevvy Posted at 2017-8-20 15:34
I'd never heard of gsp until this thread... Just checked it out on YouTube.... One thing that looks a bit annoying is how the drone stops at each waypoint.. is this still the case with the latest version?

Anyway to have nice flowing non stop routes ? (I'd be using with a mavic)

It does not stop at each waypoint unless you use 3DMap Area option which you would probably want it to stop since you are using it for top down mapping?

If you use the "Way Point Route" option it flies through the route very smoothly.  You can even specify curve size at each waypoint along with aircraft heading and gimbel angle.  

Fully automated and returns to home each time (if you want it to).  Also, they update quite often so the vid you saw might of been an earlier version.
2017-8-21 03:39:24
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I use DGI GO4.
I am very curious about Litchi but I didn't have guts to pay 20 bucks on it.
And it is not because of the price, but I don't know if I will be able to use the main difference it has: the waypoints flight.
Cheers.
2017-8-21 04:10:25
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BumblerBee Posted at 2017-8-20 11:43
As far as I could see, from other discussions, Litchi missions can go much further than 500m from the Home Point - they can even go beyond the RC reception range, letting Mavic operate fully autonomously.

I have flown Litchi missions for miles. The 500m limit is the max elevation above take off elevation.
2017-8-21 07:42:34
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dspecgsx Posted at 2017-8-21 03:39
It does not stop at each waypoint unless you use 3DMap Area option which you would probably want it to stop since you are using it for top down mapping?

If you use the "Way Point Route" option it flies through the route very smoothly.  You can even specify curve size at each waypoint along with aircraft heading and gimbel angle.  

Hi, thanks for the info.. I'll give it a spin!
2017-8-21 09:10:37
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-8-19 18:08
I use both Litchi and DJI GO so I answered other. The survey is faulty for me because it's not an either or choice nor is one better or worse than the other.  They each have their strengths for different purposes. For all over Mavic Control (on IOS anyway...on Android with the crashes it might be another matter), I use DJI Go. For getting good cinematic results and really smooth professional video I use waypoint mode in Litchi.  I also like the voice feed back for flying in Litchi but will generally use DJI GO4 because it gives me access to features and settings not yet exposed in DJI Go.

I'll add an additional choice...
2017-8-21 11:50:13
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Some great feedback so far though gents. I keep contemplating making the investment in Litchi as generally it gets good feedback. Not played about yet with waypoints so will give that some time first on GO 4.
2017-8-21 11:51:28
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ShadyDealer Posted at 2017-8-21 11:50
I'll add an additional choice...

Great--thanks!
2017-8-21 11:54:06
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Think I’ve covered the most likely options, any more I need to add you think?
2017-8-21 13:59:14
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-8-21 07:42
I have flown Litchi missions for miles. The 500m limit is the max elevation above take off elevation.

We are talking about two different things. The 500m limit I am taking about is the radius from the homepoint imposed by DJI Go - the furthest waypoint you can set from your take off point.
2017-8-22 03:46:45
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ShadyDealer Posted at 2017-8-21 13:59
Think I’vemcoverd th most likely options, any more I need to add you think?

Looks good to me. The results will be a bit skewed since a lot of people will already have voted that might have chosen the new option.
2017-8-22 06:05:20
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BumblerBee Posted at 2017-8-22 03:46
We are talking about two different things. The 500m limit I am taking about is the radius from the homepoint imposed by DJI Go - the furthest waypoint you can set from your take off point.

I am not familiar with that limit. I am pretty sure I have set waypoints much further than 500m from my home point. Where do you see that limit documented?
2017-8-22 06:06:38
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I use both.  Go for manual flight & Litchi for autonomous missions.

Manual flight with DJI Go:



Autonomous waypoint mission with Litchi:


2017-8-22 06:51:18
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-8-19 18:08
I use both Litchi and DJI GO so I answered other. The survey is faulty for me because it's not an either or choice nor is one better or worse than the other.  They each have their strengths for different purposes. For all over Mavic Control (on IOS anyway...on Android with the crashes it might be another matter), I use DJI Go. For getting good cinematic results and really smooth professional video I use waypoint mode in Litchi.  I also like the voice feed back for flying in Litchi but will generally use DJI GO4 because it gives me access to features and settings not yet exposed in DJI Go.

you running both apps at the same time?
2017-8-22 11:26:27
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Dread-Pirate-Ro Posted at 2017-8-22 11:26
you running both apps at the same time?

They are both installed but I run only one or other (not both at once).
2017-8-22 11:46:14
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-8-22 06:06
I am not familiar with that limit. I am pretty sure I have set waypoints much further than 500m from my home point. Where do you see that limit documented?

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... &fromuid=972753
2017-8-23 02:19:22
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I just checked and I have flown waypoints well beyond 500m in Litchi.  The post you linked to doesn't seem to refer to Litchi (I think she is talking about waypoint mode in DJI Go). As a matter of fact, further down in the thread someone suggests that Litchi should be used so there is no limit at all.
2017-8-23 05:33:01
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-8-19 18:08
I use both Litchi and DJI GO so I answered other. The survey is faulty for me because it's not an either or choice nor is one better or worse than the other.  They each have their strengths for different purposes. For all over Mavic Control (on IOS anyway...on Android with the crashes it might be another matter), I use DJI Go. For getting good cinematic results and really smooth professional video I use waypoint mode in Litchi.  I also like the voice feed back for flying in Litchi but will generally use DJI GO4 because it gives me access to features and settings not yet exposed in DJI Go.

All my Android crashes disappeared on my Samsung S7 when I turned the phone's settings to display> mode> Basic and Resolution to 1920 x 1080.
2017-8-23 15:35:43
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Autopilot. Unfortunately it's only for iPhone, but I actually got an iPhone just to use it.


(go to about 1:30 for it to start, that's the uncut video)

It seems to have a nice waypoint planning mode as well but I've only tinkered with it. I got it for the Follow mode which I think is unmatched.

2017-8-23 19:35:22
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-8-20 05:24
The 500m limit is imposed in the firmware. Go or Litchi won't change that.

False. I use litchi for waypoints and i have missions that go as far as three miles away.
2017-8-23 19:50:54
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BumblerBee Posted at 2017-8-20 11:43
As far as I could see, from other discussions, Litchi missions can go much further than 500m from the Home Point - they can even go beyond the RC reception range, letting Mavic operate fully autonomously.

You are Correct.
2017-8-23 19:51:21
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Krevvy Posted at 2017-8-20 15:34
I'd never heard of gsp until this thread... Just checked it out on YouTube.... One thing that looks a bit annoying is how the drone stops at each waypoint.. is this still the case with the latest version?

Anyway to have nice flowing non stop routes ? (I'd be using with a mavic)

It now uses curved waypoints.
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