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Possible problem with linear mission

Hi

Line mission is a great feature with potencial applications in many circumstances.  

I've tested it and it seems that there are some issues in the last point. As you can see from attached image, lines get crossed. If we turn the angle to 90º lines get right again but it's not the case when the last point is more or less linearly aligned with the previous one. 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE: This issue has been fixed in version 2.4.1

We are aware of this issue and are working to fix it. It came up in our testing but we decided to release with it in there anyway since it is easy to work around.

The path that is shown is the path that will be executed. 

It will be fixed in the next minor release.

Zane
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Yeah... Already fixed. I guess we should have looked at the issue a little harder. We were trying to get the update submitted before Apple's holiday review shutdown so it had to go. Waiting on that one issue would have likely cost an extra few days for getting it out and we needed to get the Mapbox stuff out too. We will submit the fix today.

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Outstanding Zane. This feature is superb! I work in the costal margin (sandy beaches and dunes) and mostly  it's a linear feature. This is a lot more practical to me than the common area missions because the coast is rather curvy. Maybe you can allow users to tweak it a little bit by changing the number of lateral lines. Otherwise it's perfect. Now please thing in the crossed pattern grid mission that I've proposed in other post too. With these 3 patterns we will have all needed for any photogrammetric work. 

Cheers

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You can already change the number of passes.

From the Linear Mission Planning article: https://support.dronesmadeeasy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000167986-Linear-Flight-Planning

"Selectable Number of Passes

By swiping left or right on the top status bar, the number of passes in a linear mission can be reduced or increased. The minimum number of passes is 1 and the maximum number is 9. These passes are laid out according to the overlap settings just as any other mapping mission.

Keep in mind that doing only a few passes will greatly affect the amount of overlap that achieved in the survey area. Use more along track overlap (frontlap) to account of this."

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Great Tudor! I wasn't aware. Just started to explore this feature.

The number of lines changing works great. I'll probably change most of my area missions to these new linear ones. 

Cheers

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All it's working great after this small update. Very nice feature. 

If it's possible please make the x,y coordinates for points editable, both in square or linear missions. Sometimes it's better to enter real world known coordinates for the survey points. As an example, I have to make a survey whose limits are real world coordinates from a 800x800m square. I know the coordinates from the coordinates but I have to make a shp first, build a KML to imports to MP and after click, as best as I can, in the corners to make the survey grid. All this workflow could be skipped with a simple numbers editing directly in MP.

Cheers

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When you drag the markers around the coordinates are shown up in the top. We are really trying to stay away from entering coordinates for anything.

 

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Hi Tudor

I'm aware that the coordinates are shown but are hard to fine tune by dragging with the finger. If you allow to enter the coordinates and there's a visible graphical echo in the new points position, what possibly can go wrong? After all it's always user's responsibility to make that parameters modification. 

Cheers

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