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Covering very large areas with multiple takeoff locations

The area to be mapped is approximately 1600 ac using a phantom 3 advanced.
After reviewing the apps mapping feature I wasn’t sure how to map considering I will need several take off points thus multiple missions. What procedure would you recommend for mapping my land?

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If you are doing a large area that will absolutely require multiple takeoff locations you can simply set up multiple adjacent missions that will provide the same coverage. Having a good amount of overlap between the separate missions will ensure that they will all stitch together well. Since the altitude of the aircraft gets recorded relative to the elevation of the takeoff point, it would be best if you could take off from points that have very similar, if not equal, elevations in order to keep altitudes equal.

If you are doing a large area that will absolutely require multiple takeoff locations you can simply set up multiple adjacent missions that will provide the same coverage. Having a good amount of overlap between the separate missions will ensure that they will all stitch together well. Since the altitude of the aircraft gets recorded relative to the elevation of the takeoff point, it would be best if you could take off from points that have very similar, if not equal, elevations in order to keep altitudes equal.

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It would be great to see a "ghost" overlay on the map of previous missions completed. This would greatly simplify figuring where the next mission needs to start. Or if one could just make a very large mission and have the software split the mission into numerous flights based on the maximum flight time setting. Have each battery resume where the previous battery had left off.

 

That would be heavenly!

 

 

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Landon: If you save a mission the "ghost" will show whether it was completed or not. It is up to you when to save a mission so you could potentially do it after completion.

Map Pilot pretty much already does break it up based on max battery settings. It will either come home when the battery is low or timer runs out. It will then pick up where it left off afterwards.

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Really!? I couldn't find any information on this anywhere. I noticed that battery count increased as the flight area grew but I did not know it was automated!

 

Testing this today....

Landon 0 votes
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I realize this is an old thread, but has there been an update that would allow creating one large mission, but taking off from different locations during a battery swap? That would save making long transits to far reaches of orchards.

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If you must do that do not include a ground reference image with it at all and just rely on the GPS data. 

Zane 0 votes
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