The first thing pilots should be concerned with before and during flight is whether this flight is safe or not.
As with all remote controlled aircraft, right of way must be given to passenger aircraft should they come near where you are flying.
During an automated mission you are doing with Map Pilot, you do not have to totally abandon your mission's progress in order to remain a safe distance away from other aircraft.
At any time, you can switch the PAF (PSA for Phantom 4) switch from F to A or P (P to A on the Phantom 4) and manually pilot the aircraft out of harms way. You are the pilot, this is your responsibility.
If you have more time in order to react and wish to be able to resume your mission afterwards, press the Go Home button first to record the point of abandonment. Once it is on its way home, you can then interrupt the flight using the emergency takeover method. When you want to restart the mission, you will have to manually pilot the aircraft back to the point above the takeoff location, switch the PAF switch back into the F position (P for Phantom 4), and go through the Pre-Flight and Start process all over again and it will pick up where it left off.
Any time you interrupt a flight by switching out of F mode (P for Phantom 4) you will need to be sure to switch it back into F mode before landing to keep the app from getting out of sync.
Mavic: The Mavic's remote is different and does not have a PAF or PSA switch. The fastest way to get the Mavic out of programmed flight mode is to switch it into Sport mode and then back into the normal mode.
I am going to try my first 2 battery mission. What happens when the bird is reaching the end of the battery charge? Do I take over manually and bring it back, or does it return to home autonomously?
"Once it is on its way home, you can then interrupt the flight using the emergency takeover method. When you want to restart the mission, press and hold the Restart button, switch the PAF switch back into the F position,"
So I switch to P to land, after pushing Go Home, turn off motors switch batteries, start motors then Upload mission again then Start and will pick up at abandonment point?
Yep! That's it.
Upload mission again then Start (or RESTART?
When you are starting from the ground the flow is always the same. Upload. Start.
no, was referring to coming back to land, replace battery and not lose the abandonment point...
Once you have the abandonment point out there it will be saved until you complete the mission. You can also just use the return to home button on the remote which will draw the abandonment point for you and come back and land.
In case of emergency; switching from P to A with a phantom 4; it will stock the mission, and is it ok after a few seconds to bring it back to P instead of flying it all the way back in Attitude mode?
How does this work with the Mavic?
hi all. if after the mission is complete and the drone is coming back to land, how can i take over and take some extra pictures of hidden spots, for example inside a valley under trees to improve the details of the valley? If anyone can help, i would be most grateful. For info, i am using the mavic air
At any time you can take over and fly manually by switching the aircraft out of the programmed flight mode. You can do this on the Mavic series by switching into sport mode and back.