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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Carlos Eduardo Vásquez, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Carlos Eduardo Vásquez

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    Hi guys, I have a question about waypoints or the better use of coordinates with my Inspire 1.
    I want to elevate it vertically only, but facing or looking or targeting to a specific coordinate.
    How can I do that?
    Imagine a building two miles from the home point, I want to indicate the coordinates of the building and fly the Inspire 1 vertically until I can see the building, so I can take note of the needed height to see the building and if its posible, the distance from the home point to the building.
    How can I indicate the coordinates, just to target or face to it, not to fly to it.
     
  2. Scotflieger

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    Hi Carlos

    Welcome to the forum. This option is not currently available. It has been long promised by DJI and we may see something soon. There is a third party app (Autopilot) that is currently in beta testing that may help but I have no details.

    As a photographer, I use an iOS App called The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) which allows me to put a location and a viewpoint in and determine the line of sight, terrain masking and visibility. It also provides sunrise/sunset and current sun position and elevation.
     
  3. Carlos Eduardo Vásquez

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    Thanks a lot, I will try those apps, I hope at least one do the job...
     
  4. Carlos Eduardo Vásquez

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    I just check the apps you mention,
    Autopilot is still in beta test mode, there`s no release yet to use with the Inspire 1
    The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) just get it... time to fly.
    Have a good day!!!
     
  5. Carlos Eduardo Vásquez

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    I think Autopilot launch the solution...

    New Features
    Version 2.0 TBD
    • Added Aircraft Types
      • Inspire 1
      • Phantom 3 - Professional
      • Phantom 3 - Advanced
      • Phantom 2 - Vision
    • Modes
      • Added Target Mode and Zip Line Mode
      • Updated to allow points-of-interest for Focus Subject, Orbit Center, Target Mark and Intercept Origin
      • Updated to allow RC as a location source (Inspire 1 RC only)
      • Updated the default altitude to 50 feet and default distance to 100 feet
      • Updated controls to display as a scrollable list with a show/hide advanced button
      • Added location offsets
      • Added an option to set angles to based on the current device heading
      • Added an option to set set angles, distance, and altitude based on the current aircraft position
      • Added Focus Mode Control for strategy, including subject, touch, joystick, direction, and passive
      • Updated Orbit Mode to specify speed in terms of percent instead of a leading angle
      • Updated Orbit, Zip Line, and Mimic Mode to allow 5 free trial flights
      • Updated Intercept Mode Controls to disallow setting a Direct Distance smaller than the Min Altitude
      • Renamed North angle relation to Absolute
      • Removed Mimic Mode Max Tilt control
      • Removed Hover Mode