Aerobotics Flight Planner App for DJI

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Flight Planner for DJI is developed by Aerobotics to provide pilots and clients with an easy to use mission planning application that also integrates with the online platform Aeroview. The user is able to create custom survey missions or generate missions based on the boundaries they have drawn on Aeroview.

Click here to download it for free on the Play Store.

Planning a mission

  1. Download the Aerobotics Flight Planner Application for DJI on the Play Store (Android only).
  2. Open the Aerobotics Flight Planner App on your tablet.
  3. Sync your Aeroview Boundaries to the Flight Planner Application
  4. Select a block you want to fly by tapping on it, to fly a bigger Boundary, select multiple blocks.
  5. Generate Mission by tapping the Generate Mission Button
  6. To draw a custom mission tap on the “pen icon”, and draw the custom boundary with your finger.
  7. Once you release your finger it will generate a boundary.
  8. Adjust the boundary by holding onto the blue markers and drag them where best suited. Pull the boundaries out slightly to ensure you have enough coverage.
  9. To access the parameters, click on the mission icon. Ensure you select the correct drone which will determine the camera settings such as the white balance. Select the correct speed based on the height you want to fly at. Ensure you select the “sunny” setting if it is sunny and the “cloudy” setting if there is cloud cover.
  10. Hatch Angle is dependent to the Boundary. Adjust the hatch until the flight path is parallel to the longest sides of the boundary.
  11. Once it says “Ready to Go (good)” Click Start, and the drone will automatically Take off, Fly the Mission, Return and then Land.
  12. To delete a mission, tap on the “delete mission” icon.
  13. Telemetry icons in order from the left. Battery percentage, flight mode, radio signal strength, distance from home, altitude and GPS status.

Ensuring the correct overlap

  • Getting the correct overlap of the images is important to ensure successful data processing. Aerobotics requires 75% overlap and side lap (set through the Flight Planner Application). However, this overlap is set relative to your takeoff point, thus where you take off from is important.
  • Do NOT take off from the lower part of your mission. This will reduce overlap between images where the terrain is higher than takeoff point.
  • Take off from near the highest part of your mission. This will increase overlap as the terrain gets lower than the takeoff point.
  • If you are worried about lower resolution imagery when flying steep slopes, break the mission up into separate flights with different takeoff points.
  • When flying areas of steep slopes, it is best to fly along the contour of the slope.