Sunday, September 6, 2015

"Intelligent Navigation": Interesting Thing Coming in DJI-Land

From an RCGroups post by blade strike of DJI Support, a pretty serious upgrade is coming.

"Intelligent Flight Mode", with the theme "Design Cinematic Shots Like a Pro."  I usually don't upgrade immediately, but this sounds pretty interesting so I think I'll give it a go.  Stay tuned!

Update: Downloaded, installed, and ready to fly!  Flight report upcoming...

Listed features are:
  • Waypoints
    "Set multiple GPS points, or Waypoints, and the aircraft will automatically fly to them while you focus on controlling the camera."
  • Point-of-Interest"Set a specific building, object or location as the Point of Interest and the aircraft will continuously cirlce around it while you record the perfect photos and video."
  • Follow Me (Phantom 3 only)
    "With Follow Me, the aircraft will automatically follow you and capture your every move from a unique aerial perspective."
  • Home Lock
    "Fix your controls to be relative to the Home Point. Easily pull back on the control stick to bring the aircraft back home, or push forward to fly farther away, no matter which way it is facing."
  • Course Lock
    "By activating Course Lock, the controls will be set to be relative to your aircraft’s current path. This easy navigation allows you to fly in a set direction as you fly alongside moving objects or across scenes."

Comments in the thread indicate that "Follow Me" won't be available for the inspire because of its size and relative power.

I'm intrigued by the comment that the firmware download will be through the app.  Does that mean we won't have to do the SD card beep-beep thing?  (Update: no, still have to do that.  It would be pretty nifty to be able to kick that off from the App!)

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