I get to fly some challenging, hilly, heavily forested terrain in the middle of nowhere tomorrow.
I’ve got a shot list (mostly videos), but I want to know where the property boundaries are so I’m not wasting battery time flying farther than I need to fly.
I’ve created a new mission by importing the kml of the property boundaries into litchi. It shows up as 3 rectangles, each with 4 waypoints.
With that mission loaded, I can still just fly wherever I want, correct? And simply use the mission lines to keep myself within the property?
No, that is not possible with Litchi. Litchi is designed to tell a drone WHERE to go, instead of where NOT to go.
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I would like to be able to import a shape file and create my own missions within that shape file. When I import a kml created by drawing a polygon in google earth pro, a waypoint mission is created by Litchi. I ONLY want the shape to be used and I will decide what happens within that shape.
Is this possible?
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Yes, that can be done. If you wish to simply use the loaded mission to show the property boundaries, you can then manually fly within those boundaries.
I think Sam was assuming you wanted to create another mission within the constraints of your “boundary mission”.
@Bill_Hagen @wesbarris ,Yes, I could have misunderstood what was meant by that statement.
If you want to use the mission lines as a visual cue, you can certainly do that.
I took it to mean that the polygon would serve as a fence and prohibit the drone from crossing the line.
Thanks to both of you! It looks like it’ll work for my purposes…as long as I don’t hit the “play” button to start the mission!
Update: it worked just like I hoped it would!
And yes…I did accidentally press “play” not once, but twice! I’m thankful that it pops up a dialog asking what waypoint I want to start at, with an option to cancel.
That feature alone was worth the extra $25 to add it to my ipad (I already have it for my android).