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Setting up Flight Plan waypoints as fly by

tcg1159

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New member and owner here, has anyone figured out how to build a Flight Plan so that the drone will fly a continuous flight and not stop at each waypoint.
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It does seem to momentarily come to a stop and then accelerate again. It would be nice to change that. (The most distant corners where it says 2.5 m/s is vertical speed I think.)
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If you have right angles in your flight plan sure it will most definitely slow down to change direction and speed. It is just normal. If you make a nice transition it will not. I have done it many times and it will not stop or slow down.
 

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It does seem to momentarily come to a stop and then accelerate again. It would be nice to change that. (The most distant corners where it says 2.5 m/s is vertical speed I think.)
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I'm pretty sure it will succeed in flying continuously if you select "Automatic progressive course" as yes in "Plan options". ;)

Regards Leif.
 

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I still haven't quite figured out why it stops so completely at some waypoints and not at others. If the waypoint is a minor course correction then usually there is minimal delay but if there is anything else (altitude change, tilt adjustment) sometimes there's a big delay. I never noticed this with the bebops. I'm using an ipad, so there's that.
 

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Now I've been watching some recordings I've made with FlightPlan and there are actually several places where speed seems to be putting down by a waypoint. It looks as it is worst when the flight direction changed over 45 degrees. Normally, I make a change of direction with at least 2 waypoints in order not to get too fast a pan with the camera.

I'm using FreeFlight 6 for Android.

Regards Leif.
 

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I'm pretty sure it will succeed in flying continuously if you select "Automatic progressive course" as yes in "Plan options".
This might be it. In the example you can see it's not particularly related to the waypoint angle, as it came to a momentary stop at the left waypoint (4:30). The much sharper angles at the next two may have actually been smoother as they were using progressive course.
 

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This might be it. In the example you can see it's not particularly related to the waypoint angle, as it came to a momentary stop at the left waypoint (4:30). The much sharper angles at the next two may have actually been smoother as they were using progressive course.
It's a little hard for me to see where your mission starts and ends. However, there are some small stops in the flight where the speed is almost 0 m/s. You're right in this should not be so.

I can also see in my log there is a stop of close to 0 m/s every time there is a waypoint. If I fly at 10 m/s on the mission, the speed of most waypoints is 5 m/s according to my log. I just did see that on my video, as I normally fly high and video landscapes.

The fact we must have complained to the Parrot about that! The Flight Planner has to be a much better since we've paid a lot of money to get it. ;)

I have FreeFlight Pro for my Disco, but have not played with the FlightPlan department yet. However, I'm sure my Disco does not come close to 0 m/s when it rounds a waypoint. :D

Regards Leif.
 

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