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I know at the moment we don’t have course lock on Mavic Air , I know it’s a real favorite with some, but doing a small bit of testing today in Tapfly I discovered a work around that might suit those who need course lock.

Put Aircraft in Tapfly, use free fly mode you can pick a spot to fly aircraft tap go and just use yaw and ascent or descent your aircraft will hold the line you first set and you can turn aircraft 360 while aircraft flys perfectly straight towards your target, it works pretty well.

Hope it might help some.
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I am always looking for a reason to go fly and try something new.
Thanks
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sky6105 Posted at 2018-3-6 10:23
I am always looking for a reason to go fly and try something new.
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You should be able to get really good cinematic video using this method.
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That is an interesting method.
If you have some footage already, please share
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-6 13:35
That is an interesting method.
If you have some footage already, please share

I don’t have any footage just discovered today while doing a bit of testing, next time I go out I will try it incorporate it into some footage.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-3-6 13:51
I don’t have any footage just discovered today while doing a bit of testing, next time I go out I will try it incorporate it into some footage.

I think you might be on to something I considered as an omission in the MA capabilities, so I am curious!
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Interesting, yet another thing to discover, thanks
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Nice tip! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Hi Hallmark - is this the equivalent of 'tap fly free' on the P4P - thats a good mode to have on the MA if so. Does using it also switch off the obstacle avoidance too?   
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A CW Posted at 2018-3-11 02:10
Hi Hallmark - is this the equivalent of 'tap fly free' on the P4P - thats a good mode to have on the MA if so. Does using it also switch off the obstacle avoidance too?

Yes no obstacle avoidance, I find using P4Pro that using Draw mode works really well and does a similar job, Draw mode is a really good feature much underused in Draw you retain obstacle avoidance but still have stick control . Maybe we will see it come to Mavics in the future.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-3-11 02:42
Yes no obstacle avoidance, I find using P4Pro that using Draw mode works really well and does a similar job, Draw mode is a really good feature much underused in Draw you retain obstacle avoidance but still have stick control . Maybe we will see it come to Mavics in the future.

I haven't tried yet, and when selecting the free mode you should keep an eye on your flight path for AO, but it should work.
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LoSBoL Posted at 2018-3-11 02:54
I haven't tried yet, and when selecting the free mode you should keep an eye on your flight path for AO, but it should work.
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Slightly different in P4Pro.
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That's progress I guess.
Either way, better not rely on it when in free mode, you can yaw your drone into anything if not mindfull.
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LoSBoL Posted at 2018-3-11 04:08
That's progress I guess.
Either way, better not rely on it when in free mode, you can yaw your drone into anything if not mindfull.

Well if using method above you would be flying sideways so OA won’t help you, but I have to say this method works really well being trying it out this morning well impressed, there’s always more than one way to skin a cat.
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This makes really cool paralaxe shots
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ro_flyer Posted at 2018-3-11 04:57
This makes really cool paralaxe shots

You can get two really nice different lines of sight and flying is very steady.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-6 14:13
I think you might be on to something I considered as an omission in the MA capabilities, so I am curious!

Just a quick clip shows the idea really easy to work , ignore the quality it’s straight off the app.

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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-3-11 02:42
Yes no obstacle avoidance, I find using P4Pro that using Draw mode works really well and does a similar job, Draw mode is a really good feature much underused in Draw you retain obstacle avoidance but still have stick control . Maybe we will see it come to Mavics in the future.

For sure - Draw is a great mode to use on the P4P. Glad to see tap fly free is on the MA - that is also a great feature to have.
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A CW Posted at 2018-3-11 06:17
For sure - Draw is a great mode to use on the P4P. Glad to see tap fly free is on the MA - that is also a great feature to have.

I still find it amazing. I remember the first time I saw a shot like this. It was about 15 years ago alongside a Formula 1 track.
It was then super expensive and needed cranes and tow cables for it to work.

Now a 800 dollar drone can do this trick.
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Here is a good tutorial an tap fly.  I found it on YouTube
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PedalingDuo Posted at 2018-3-11 06:47
Here is a good tutorial an tap fly.  I found it on YouTube
Tap Fly Tutorial

Good job thank you.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-3-11 05:56
Just a quick clip shows the idea really easy to work , ignore the quality it’s straight off the app.

https://youtu.be/2VAbZ1qV5r0

Thanks for that.
Now it won't be easy, but I think it is possible.
What kind of stick movement are you making?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-11 10:28
Thanks for that.
Now it won't be easy, but I think it is possible.
What kind of stick movement are you making?

Just a simple yaw left or right once you yaw to a position it will hold that position and aircraft will stop just before your setting for tapfly .
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PedalingDuo Posted at 2018-3-11 06:47
Here is a good tutorial an tap fly.  I found it on YouTube
Tap Fly Tutorial

Yes, that looks great.
I am curious with the free mode if you can use your sticks or have to use the screen.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-3-11 10:33
Just a simple yaw left or right once you yaw to a position it will hold that position and aircraft will stop just before your setting for tapfly .

And can you use the sticks for the yaw motion while flying?
Or do you have to use the screen?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-11 10:44
And can you use the sticks for the yaw motion while flying?
Or do you have to use the screen?

Yes you only use sticks, first you can see in the video I set a point to tapfly to the aircraft holds this heading controller only needs to operate yaw movements, he can also Move gimbal up and down.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-3-11 10:47
Yes you only use sticks, first you can see in the video I set a point to tapfly to the aircraft holds this heading controller only needs to operate yaw movements, he can also Move gimbal up and down.

Very nice. That will be much more smooth.
To my best knowledge this is not in Mavic Pro or Spark right?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-11 10:52
Very nice. That will be much more smooth.
To my best knowledge this is not in Mavic Pro or Spark right?

No not yet.
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Not that Mavic Pro needs it with Course / Home lock, but Spark could use the free mode I think!
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COURSE LOCK in the mavic air

Thanks for answering, but I think  that  tap fly is a bad way to control the correct direction to film an object.

Dji will not install the COURSE LOCK in the mavic air . All cheap  toy drones as Hubsan H502S have the headless mode (Course lock).
In Tap fly you always must pay attention not not to fly against an object. I hope in the future it will be in your app 4.
sorry for my bad English. Tere are so many years that I learned  it at school. Hi your hotte.surf
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fansd26b9eea Posted at 2018-3-28 06:46
Thanks for answering, but I think  that  tap fly is a bad way to control the correct direction to film an object.

Dji will not install the COURSE LOCK in the mavic air . All cheap  toy drones as Hubsan H502S have the headless mode (Course lock).

I don’t know if dji will install course lock, but my method of substitution is a workaround so it may require better piloting skills but will give same results, we will just have to wait and see.
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The Air is my first drone and I use TapFly really often when filming! What was the course lock from the other drones?
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Hestia Posted at 2018-3-28 08:19
The Air is my first drone and I use TapFly really often when filming! What was the course lock from the other drones?

This will best explain course lock.

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