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Dear Developer,

We are excited to announce the release of the DJI Mobile SDK 4.5 and UX SDK 4.5 (formerly known as UI Library). You can find them on our developer site at https://developer.dji.com/mobile-sdk/downloads/.

This version of the SDK introduces support for the DJI Mavic Air, Osmo Mobile 2, and FlightHub. Please refer to the release notes for the full list of changes.

UX SDK 4.5 brings bug fixes, while UX SDK for Android introduces the map widget. Please refer to the release notes for the full list of changes.

As always, the DJI Dev Team is committed to improving your developer experience. Please report any bugs or questions you have to dev@dji.com. We recommend frequently checking the DJI SDK downloads page to ensure that you are always working with the latest version of the DJI SDK.

Best regards,
The DJI Dev Team
4-12 06:17
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So that means 3rd party app developers can now (finally) add the 'Air' to their app.
4-12 06:41
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YES Thank you guys!
4-12 08:27
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I'll hold my applause until they confirm 3rd party apps are supported for the AIR so we an have waypoint flight.  But will give it up generously when confirmed...
4-12 09:49
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Fingers crossed!
4-12 11:07
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Better late than....
4-12 11:13
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FanOfFlight Posted at 2018-4-12 09:49
I'll hold my applause until they confirm 3rd party apps are supported for the AIR so we an have waypoint flight.  But will give it up generously when confirmed...

I have not looked at the documentation yet for that.
4-12 11:13
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Indeed....
Or maybe start typing
4-12 11:14
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thanks i am a happy camper lol
4-12 13:36
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joe_gadget
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Great news - now let's hope proper waypoints mode is supported!
4-12 15:35
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Awesome news!   Hopefully the developers can get the Air added to all the third party apps now that we all are missing with the Air!  Hopefully something will be done soon about the low resolution GEO tag data in the images.  This is very important for us that want to use the Air for mapping!
4-12 16:26
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djiuser_YmSWRHeXTqn6 Posted at 2018-4-12 13:36
thanks i am a happy camper lol

I can imagine
Now let's see what Litchi etc. come up with :)
4-12 23:17
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joe_gadget Posted at 2018-4-12 15:35
Great news - now let's hope proper waypoints mode is supported!

I do hope so.
It is not documented (but then again, documentation is not too great as far as I have found)
4-12 23:17
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Brantel Posted at 2018-4-12 16:26
Awesome news!   Hopefully the developers can get the Air added to all the third party apps now that we all are missing with the Air!  Hopefully something will be done soon about the low resolution GEO tag data in the images.  This is very important for us that want to use the Air for mapping!

Yes, I am curious what 'they' can add via the SDK.
A lot is blocked by the type of the aircraft.
4-12 23:18
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-4-12 23:18
Yes, I am curious what 'they' can add via the SDK.
A lot is blocked by the type of the aircraft.

If waypoints will be available I'm sure there'll be a firmware upgrade also. Let's hop DJI doesn't disappoint the community!
4-12 23:41
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joe_gadget Posted at 2018-4-12 23:41
If waypoints will be available I'm sure there'll be a firmware upgrade also. Let's hop DJI doesn't disappoint the community!

We'll see.
4-13 00:16
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It was worth the wait!!!
This version works very well. The annoying bugs from previous versions were fixed and at last it seems like everything is working as it should.
4-13 06:34
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EranR Posted at 2018-4-13 06:34
It was worth the wait!!!
This version works very well. The annoying bugs from previous versions were fixed and at last it seems like everything is working as it should.

Does the SDK have the hooks in it for proper waypoint support for the Air?
4-13 06:47
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EranR Posted at 2018-4-13 06:34
It was worth the wait!!!
This version works very well. The annoying bugs from previous versions were fixed and at last it seems like everything is working as it should.

Good to hear.
And the mln $ question: does it support waypoints for Air?
4-13 11:38
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Brantel Posted at 2018-4-13 06:47
Does the SDK have the hooks in it for proper waypoint support for the Air?

Ah, you beat me
4-13 11:39
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I just saw a post on another forum where an Autopilot user confirmed that Autopilot Beta based on rev 4.5 of the SDK did have waypoint capability for the Air and he tested it and it worked.
4-13 16:00
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I'm on the beta for Autopilot. Will be testing 4.6 tomorrow with my air. Hopefully waypoints work.
4-13 18:12
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Does autopilot also do course lock normally? If so would you mind seeing if this is available on the air? Also will LCMC work? I use Litchi and they haven't come out with any news on supporting the air yet.
4-13 18:19
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joe_gadget Posted at 2018-4-13 18:19
Does autopilot also do course lock normally? If so would you mind seeing if this is available on the air? Also will LCMC work? I use Litchi and they haven't come out with any news on supporting the air yet.

The first part I can't confirm (I have not started with the SDK) but the last part might change, since the Air is now included
4-13 23:39
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OMG, i asked like 3 days ago whether the Air was due to be included in the SDK, and if so, when -  I think it was DJI Thor who responded saying that he didn’t have any information on it. Now this thread!!!

Are the admins actually told anything about what is going on behind the scenes?  Makes them seem a little less credible when they say “We’ve passed your suggestion on to our engineers”, lol. Not “having a go” or anything, just saying. The admins seem to do a pretty decent job, and always seem willing to help people with warranty cases etc.
Edit - here it is;
https://forum.dji.com/thread-143365-1-1.html

4-14 00:45
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Way points are working and the Mavic air using Autopilot beta
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-4-13 11:38
Good to hear.
And the mln $ question: does it support waypoints for Air?

From what I know, the Mavic Air itself does not support waypoints (at least with the current firmware).
I assume trying to upload a waypoint mission to the Mavic Air via the SDK will return some error code.
I don't have one, so I will need to meet a friend who just got one to check it out.
I have the Mavic Pro, and it flies waypoints incredibly well, as always.
4-14 22:54
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EranR Posted at 2018-4-14 22:54
From what I know, the Mavic Air itself does not support waypoints (at least with the current firmware).
I assume trying to upload a waypoint mission to the Mavic Air via the SDK will return some error code.
I don't have one, so I will need to meet a friend who just got one to check it out.

Ok, too bad for MA owners.
4-15 01:25
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Like the post above other autopilot beta user can fly waypoints with the Air.

For me as Android user, I hope that litchi will support waypoints in the future.
4-16 09:46
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Waypoint mode is supported in Litchi for Mavic Air, it's in beta now: https://flylitchi.com/beta
4-16 11:09
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vico36 Posted at 2018-4-16 11:09
Waypoint mode is supported in Litchi for Mavic Air, it's in beta now: https://flylitchi.com/beta

Thanks for the notification!
4-16 12:18
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Thx vico36 for the good news from litchi
4-16 12:21
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Question remains how the waypoints are implemented. Are Autopilot and Litchi continuously controlling the craft, or are the waypoints loaded to the aircraft. Loading the waypoints to the quad could possibly mean LCMC is possible. I suspect the implementation is by taking continues control though... Anyone a more specific insight?
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Kimosabe Posted at 2018-4-16 12:52
Question remains how the waypoints are implemented. Are Autopilot and Litchi continuously controlling the craft, or are the waypoints loaded to the aircraft. Loading the waypoints to the quad could possibly mean LCMC is possible. I suspect the implementation is by taking continues control though... Anyone a more specific insight?

It's the same waypoint mode as any other drone model. If signal is lost, the mission continues.
4-16 13:20
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Kimosabe Posted at 2018-4-16 12:52
Question remains how the waypoints are implemented. Are Autopilot and Litchi continuously controlling the craft, or are the waypoints loaded to the aircraft. Loading the waypoints to the quad could possibly mean LCMC is possible. I suspect the implementation is by taking continues control though... Anyone a more specific insight?

Litchi does not implement their own controller like autopilot. It only uses what's available in the SDK which is why (as I understand it) waypoint mode is not available for the spark. I guess you have not used Litchi before?
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joe_gadget Posted at 2018-4-16 14:40
Litchi does not implement their own controller like autopilot. It only uses what's available in the SDK which is why (as I understand it) waypoint mode is not available for the spark. I guess you have not used Litchi before?

Thanks for your reply, sounds like you have a point regarding Litchy. I have used it on phantom 3 before. But this has been a while ago. If it works like you said without their own flight controller on the current Mavic Air firmware, I guess DJI could enable waypoints  quite easily on the DJI GO app. If they want to....
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Kimosabe Posted at 2018-4-16 14:59
Thanks for your reply, sounds like you have a point regarding Litchy. I have used it on phantom 3 before. But this has been a while ago. If it works like you said without their own flight controller on the current Mavic Air firmware, I guess DJI could enable waypoints  quite easily on the DJI GO app. If they want to....

I guess so. I've never used waypoints on DJI Go as you need to 'record' them in flight. Using Litchi's online mission planner is so much more convenient as I can do it before flying
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So Litchi and Autopilot released beta's shortly after the 4.5 rev of the SDK was released that have support for the Air and at least in their apps, waypoints seem to be included.  DroneDeploy and Maps/Drones Made Easy both are stating that DJI has not enabled waypoints on the Air and that until they do, their apps won't support the Air.  So what is different about how Autopilot and Litchi are supporting waypoints vs how DD and MME want/need support for them?  I also have a request in to Pix4D to ask about their support plans for the Air.  No response yet from them.
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vico36 Posted at 2018-4-16 13:20
It's the same waypoint mode as any other drone model. If signal is lost, the mission continues.

Tested????
4-18 10:46
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Yes - it's a key feature used by many Litchi owners, and typically what it was bought for.

You just need to ensure that you're not over confident with the total flight time (which the Litchi Mission Hub does it's best to calculate), and provide a good buffer should it encounter a head wind on the way back. You don't want it reaching a critical power level while returning over a lake, for example.
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