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HOW TO: Setup and use Waypoints

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by msinger, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. msinger

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    Follow the steps below to setup and use the Waypoints feature in the DJI GO app. If you have additional tips or information below, please comment below.

    Note: In order to create a waypoint mission, you must actually fly to each waypoint and manually mark those locations. Your Inspire will then be able to recall that mission and automatically fly it. The steps below will guide you through this process.



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    Launch the Waypoints feature.
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    1) Your Inspire needs to be started and in the air before you'll be able to access the Waypoints feature in the DJI GO app. Start your Inspire, take off, and hover at the location you'd like to set as the first waypoint in your mission.


    2) Flip the PAF switch to the "F" position to access the IOC features. If Multiple Flight Mode is not enabled, you're going to see the following prompt:

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    If you see the above prompt, click the "OK" button to enable Multiple Flight Mode.


    3) Select "Waypoints" from the IOC menu.

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    4) You might be prompted to verify your RTH Altitude setting. If so, ensure the altitude is set higher than all obstacles in your location. This will ensure that you do not accidentally crash into an obstacle if RTH initiates and your Inspire tries to return to the home point.

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    Mark the waypoints on the map.
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    Note: Skip to step #20 below if you want to load a previously flown waypoint mission.

    5) Click the "New Mission" button to create a new waypoint mission.

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    6) A new menu will appear on the right side of the DJI GO app. Use this menu to mark the waypoints on the map.

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    The "Waypoints" count will show the number of waypoints on the map. It'll start at 0 and count up each time you fly your Inspire to a new location and add a new waypoint.

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    The "Total Distance" shows you the total distance your Inspire will travel as it flies to all of the waypoints in your mission.

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    7) Fly to each location where you'd like to add a new waypoint to the map and click the "Record" button. You can also press the C1 button on your remote controller to mark a new waypoint.

    Note: Waypoints store the location, altitude, and direction the Inspire is facing. Make sure you descend or ascend to the desired altitude before marking each waypoint. Each waypoint can be set to a different altitude.

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    Click the "Delete" button to remove the last added waypoint from the map. You can also press the C2 button on your remote controller to remove the waypoint.

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    8) Click the "Done" button when you're done adding waypoints. Your mission should look something like this:

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    Configure the Waypoint settings.
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    9) A new menu will appear showing you settings to configure the heading, speed, and action to perform when the mission has completed.

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    10) In the "Head to" selection, choose the direction your Inspire should point as it travels to each waypoint. You have the following choices:

    Consistent with Record: Point your Inspire in the direction it was facing when you recorded the waypoint.
    Consistent with Route: Point your Inspire toward the waypoint it's flying to.
    Free: Allows you to yaw and turn your Inspire in any direction as it travels to each waypoint.

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    11) Choose what should happen when your Inspire completes the mission. You have the following choices:

    Hover: Your Inspire will hover at the location of the last waypoint.
    Return to Home: Your Inspire will return to the home point.

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    12) Set the speed at which your Inspire should fly as it travels from waypoint to waypoint.

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    13) Click the "Apply" button to save your settings, send the mission details to your Inspire, and start the mission.

    Important: Your Inspire will automatically fly to the location and altitude of the first waypoint before starting the mission. So, make sure there are no obstacles between its current location and the first waypoint.



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    Make adjustments as your Inspire flies its mission
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    14) A new menu will appear on the right side of the DJI GO app to allow you to control your Inspire as it travels on its mission.

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    15) Click the "Pause" button to make your Inspire stop at its current location and wait for further direction from you. Unpause to continue on with the mission.

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    16) The "Distance" value shows how far away your Inspire is from the home point. The is the distance in a straight line between the Inspire's current location and the home point.

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    17) As your Inspire is traveling the mission, you can adjust the speed slider to increase/decrease the speed. The speed value with change in real-time as you make this adjustment. Your Inspire will also start traveling at the new speed as you increase/decrease it.

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    18) Click the "Exit" button to stop the mission and exit the Waypoint function. You can also exit by flipping the PAF switch back to the "P" position.



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    Fly the same waypoint mission again.
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    19) After creating a waypoint mission, you can fly the same mission again by clicking the "Favorite Missions" button.

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    20) Select the mission you'd like to fly from the menu on the left and click the "Apply" button..

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    #1 msinger, Sep 8, 2015
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  2. Aviator

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    Brilliant, this should be renamed "The Idiots Guide to Flying a Waypoint Mission"
    Bloody good job!
    Well Done!!
     
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  3. BlueSkies

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    Thank-you for all the time you put into making this guide and for sharing it with all of us.
     
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    Thanks!!!


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    Thanks! would have been sufficient. There is no need to cluster the threads up with nonsensical media graphics.

    PS: Excellent description of new modes thank you.
     
  6. Simon Mallin

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    Great work, thanks. DJI should be paying you for this.

    You're probably on the case but any chance of doing one for 'Course Lock' as well?

    Thanks again
     
  7. Richard Hurst

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    Is it possible to actually give your favourites a name so you know which is which more easily? hopefully save loading the wrong one in a new setting, like the guy who just posted in the forum?
     
  8. Scotflieger

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    Unfortunately, the saved favourites are only identifiable by the date/time stamp. It is always best to double check on the map that you have loaded the right one.
     
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    A bit serious today are we? :)
     
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  10. m00se

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    Well, it would have been nice to be able to plan the waypoint on the map without having to fly it.

    But its definitely a welcome start................
     
  11. Canuck32

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    If you click on the grey star to yellow in the mission planner, this also will save route to favorites. There is an auto save for the last 2 routes flown. To get ride of a favorites route you just need to select it and then unclick the yellow star.

    You can adjust the speed in flight with (mode 2) right stick up to increase speed and back stick to decrease speed. If you relase the stick inspire will return to set speed.

    Unfortunately you aren't able to sync the waypoints across different devices yet.
     
  12. AutoAir

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    So during the duration of the waypoint flight is the left stick the camera control? Or do you have to enable a different camera/gimbal mode to get a "free" camera?
     
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    Thanks mate! Very nice of you to take the time to do this.
     
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  14. Scotflieger

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    The camera controls remains unchanged. You still use the gimbal wheel and the C1/C2 buttons (if programmed).
     
  15. Scotflieger

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    I just learned this afternoon that if you interrupt the waypoint programming phase up to the point you fly the mission, none of your inputs are saved. For example, I want to do a linear run with 2-4 waypoints. I inputted the waypoints in and tapped done before flying back to near the start to fly the mission. All my inputs were dumped. You have to tap done and then start the mission before exiting to save anything.
     
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  16. Mark C

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    Yes Excellent guide, well done and thanks.
     
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  17. pepeticos

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    I tried this yesterday on a golf club .... but did not goes well. Question, is there any minimun alttitude or distance from RC Radio to set the first waypoint ? The problem that i have was that i fly over de field and mark 5 or 7 waypoints and the firs one was on the tie, like 3 o 4 mts hight. When i click apply to the mission the inspire goes to the firs point set
    and start going down untill hits the ground ... Any ideas why that happends?
    Thanks !
     
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    Nice guide
     
  19. pepeticos

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    I read that already thanks, but that does not answer my question ..
     
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    Excellent!