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Enable narrow field of view overlap calculation ( inspire Pro)

What does this option do ?

 

Enable narrow field of view overlap calculation  

Bert Bosman

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Basically, if you don't have an Inspire 1 Pro, don't touch it.

The latest version of Map Pilot (1.4.0) added support for the Inspire 1 Pro and X5 camera. Since all of the other DJI cameras have the same focal length and sensor dimensions we never had to add a way to differentiate previously since the overlap calculations were the same.

With the addition of X5 support and its capability to use various lenses with different focal lengths we had to add a setting to handle it. This setting allows the user to define what their setup is since the DJI SDK doesn't currently allow this to be determined automatically. It also has to be set properly when planning missions before connecting to the aircraft.

When an X5 camera is detected Map Pilot will automatically enable the narrow field of view calculations using the selected lens focal length.

NOTE: Care has to be taken when caching maps for offline use to make sure that the appropriate lens settings are in place since the mission will not be recalculated when the cached map is recalled.

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I do have an inspire 1 pro( next to the non pro)  therefore the question. 

But if it detects the pro the setting is automatically set ?, or do i need to set it correctly ( I have the standard dji lens)

I needed to make a chart flighttime , # area,  and resolution the app is doing that for me almost.To get an idea what we can do in one day with # batteries.

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The lens that comes on the X5 is the 15mm version.

When you are planning missions while you are not connected to the aircraft you can use this setting to tell the app that you are planning on connecting to an Inspire Pro when you fly.

You always have to have the proper focal length selected since there is currently no way to determine it automatically.

 

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Ok i will connect and see what is happening, not sure if i understand it correctly.  It reduces the flight area extreme what you can do in 15 min switched on.

Am i correct that at 120 meters i still have a resolution of 3 cm/px with the pro. impressive when I want to go higher is that also possible ?. Sometimes 5 cm/px is more then enough for an estimate.

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Yeah... The field of view is quite narrow (72 degrees for the 15mm) and the GSDs can get pretty crazy... Try it with the 45mm.

What a super small GSD does is make it so you can't cover nearly as much area on each battery. This is especially turn when you take the shorter battery life of the Pro into account.

If you need to get 5 cm/px you will either end up flying REALLY high with the Pro or a more reasonable height using the old X3.

The Pro is only for super high GSD applications or times when it is desirable to fly high and still get a good detail level.

Keep in mind that you can fly at up to 300m using Map Pilot as long as it is legal in your area:

http://support.dronesmadeeasy.com/hc/en-us/articles/208139653-Extending-the-Minimum-and-Maximum-Altitude-Range

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So the enable narrow field of view automatically switched on when connecting to a inspire 1 Pro ? and can be set manual when using not connected to the 1 Pro.

It has to be on when using the 1 Pro , on all lenses ?

If it is not set to on the overlap will not be enough ?

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You have it. For offline planning you have to tell the app that you are planning for the Inspire Pro and what kind of lens you want to use. If you are offline planning for one of the normal lenses, make sure it is disabled.

If it is not set and you are doing planning for an offline mission, the offline missions passes will not be close enough together to properly reflect the narrower field of view.

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