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Dual Battery Matrice100

I have just tried the Map Pilot app with two batteries in the Matrice. The app didn't seem to recognise there was a second battery o board and had to return back to the starting point to relaunch with the other battery which meant I used 4 * TB47 to map 100 hectares and wasted a lot of battery power flying back and forth.

Anyone else had that problem? Do I need to change some settings?

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Interesting. We haven't had the opportunity to use our two battery matrice to its fullest extent yet because we don't have an area big enough...

We currently are using a 25 minute mission timer for the Battery Limited operations because it gives a somewhat reasonable mission plan for battery limited operations and is more than any single battery will last. An unintended side effect of that is that we have not provided a long enough time period for the Matrice with 2 batteries.

Is it turning around to head home at 25 minutes? This would be why.

Our next release will have this limitation removed and will allow all aircraft to fly to the end of their batteries.

There are some other Matrice only concerns. Due to DJI waypoint flights having a limited flying distance of 10 km on all the other aircraft, the extra battery for the Matrice will allow you to easily exceed this. There is new firmware coming out for the other aircraft that is lifting this limit and Map Pilot will support flying longer distances in the next version.

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The app didn't seem to recognise the second battery so it would just return when one battery was flat which doesn't take long when your flying around a second battery. How soon do you think the next version of Map Pilot might be?

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If that is the case, then the DJI SDK doesn't recognize the second battery. We just took our testing Matrice apart for surgery but will test this as soon as we have our two battery setup back together.

Email us at mapping@ dronesmadeeasy.com to take this discussion offline. We have something that might help you out sooner.

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