Please don’t say “read the Litchi manual.” I have done so, several times, and still have an issue I can’t resolve. I created a simple waypoint mission in Mission Hub to record the surface of a parking lot. The Gimbal tilt needs to be -70 at all times. I want the drone to fly from WP1 to WP2 with the camera pointed strictly in the direction of travel until it arrives at WP2. At WP2 I want the drone to turn toward and fly to WP3, again with the camera pointed strictly in the direction of travel. When it arrives at WP3 I want the drone to turn toward WP4 and continue in the same manner. I have saved a mission using AUTO/TNW in Mission Settings and edited Mission Settings to use CUSTOM and have flown the VLMs for both versions in Google Earth Pro with the same results: Going from WP1 to WP2 and going from WP2 to WP3, the camera did not “track the line” as I had hoped. Instead it “transitioned.” Along the line of WP1 to WP2, the camera swung left as if it was “transitioning” toward WP3. Along the line from WP2 to WP3 the camera swung to the more to the left as if it was transitioning toward WP4. Along the line from WP3 to WP4, it tracked exactly as I hoped.
So, am I misinterpreting the meaning of “next” in Auto/Toward Next Waypoint? When I am at WP1 and want the camera to point TNW, I assumed it would point to WP2. But the behavior I am experiencing makes me think “next” must mean “the waypoint after the current leg of the mission,” hence, along the line WP1-WP2 the camera is already looking and “transitioning” toward WP3. Is that correct?
If you wanted to fly this mission exactly as I have described … as a 3-leg, straight-line, looking straight ahead between waypoints … how would you set it up? AUTO/TNW and CUSTOM both let the camera “transition.” INITIAL doesn’t allow any changes in the WP settings dialog box, and Manual requires stick control, not any automation.