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DJI Matrice 600

Do you plan to include the new DJI Matrice 600 (with an installed A2 or A3 controller) as a compatible for use with the Map Pilot App in the near or distant future?  

Lorin Hansen

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Yes. We have already ordered a bunch of them. The currently released version does not support the S-line or M600 but we plan on releasing that functionality in the future. The real issue is triggering whatever camera is strapped to the bottom... 

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I absolutely enjoy the Map Pilot App and tell everyone i know about it and its ease of use and simplicity.  It has NEVER disappointed.  

I am soon to have 4 Matrice 100's stationed in different geographical areas.  I plan to fly these 100% using the Map Pilot App.

In the near future, I am planning to buy 4 larger payload DJI UAV's... which, today, aren't compatible with the Map Pilot App and i'd prefer not to switch to Android or Windows flight planning at this point.

I'm happy to wait for and watch for future compatibility with the M600 or S-Line but am curious if you know of any other iOS Apps that are compatible today with S-Line that allow the user to define flight area, flight pattern (manually enter distance between legs for side overlap), altitude, speed, where no camera is required to be connected to the UAV?  

Thanks for your advice.  It is much appreciated.

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The issue with these larger aircraft is there is no way for Map Pilot to know what camera is connected for getting overlap parameters. We will be introducing a new piece of hardware that will be able to be installed on the M and S line aircraft to identify what hardware is onboard and possibly trigger it.

We do not plan on releasing a version that will take off without a camera being connected.

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Hi There, I have got my M600 and what to use your software to fly survey flight. I am able to trigger the camera by means of IR trigger. I just need your software to fly the line and calculate the runs needed.Thank you

Robin Kock 0 votes
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Hi Tudor, I see now in the comments below that you did answer my question. Have you guys develop the new hardware or have you re-looked at the option of flying without link to the camera? Thank you Robin

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We will add support for systems we design or build like we have done with the Agronaut or SlantRange cameras. Map Pilot can only take off when it has knowledge of what camera is attached to it. We would have to modify our onboard computer system which identifies the hardware and relays that information back to the app. We only do this when there is a sufficient business case to do so.

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Thanks Ryan,  I am not to sure if you are saying yes you can help or not. I am asking if you will be supporting the M600? or is the format of the M600 with any type of camera not going to really work for your software. I understand that your software needs input from the camera.Thank you for your time.

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We will not be adding support for random cameras. Everything we add support for will require onboard hardware support. Onboard hardware support requires engineering time. We will not be expending engineering time on one-off projects and will instead spend that time on systems that are widely applicable and sold by Drones Made Easy.

Unless we see a market for your camera system we will not likely support it.

Feel free to email mapping@dronesmadeeasy.com with more specific details of you project and it might be something we would support.

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Hi Ryan, thank you for the reply. I understand and respect your reason. I had a look at the two camera that you mention but sadly they are not what I need for my survey style of work. thank you once again for your time. I will try the email. Regards Robin

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I'm also in the market for a matrice 600 but will only be flying the X5 camera on it for the time being. Since this camera is already recognized by the app does that mean it should be as simple as connecting as if I'm flying the inspire pro?

Adam Gray 0 votes
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Map Pilot now supports the M600 for flying and taking automated pictures. The video feed is still a little funky but everything else is working as normal. We are working to get the video feed for all DJI cameras up and going soon.

Zane 0 votes
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Support,

We have a Matrice 600 and the Slantrange 2p. I assume that Map Pilot is now meant to support the M600 with the Slantrange. We made an attempt, however; the Map Pilot app kept asking us to select a camera system even after we selected the Slantrange on the M-600. I submitted a ticket over a week ago, but haven't heard back from support. Can you help?

Thank you,

Chris

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Crowley: Here was our response that was sent on 8/18:

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We have just started adding support of the M600 in Map Pilot. It will work but it isn't fully supported yet. As of the latest release, the M600 still requires a DJI camera to be connected in order to takeoff. You could fly with the X3 camera connected and it will likely be able to takeoff but the overlap may not be correct. You are the first requester we have had to use the Slantrange camera with the M600. We will try to add it to one of our next release.

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Since that time we have added SlantRange support for the M600 in version 2.1.5.

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Hi, i have a DJI Matrice 600 with Ronin - MX with video trasmitter, remote shot and Canon camera. Is possibile to use with the App for mapping ?

Thanks

Antonino Brosio 0 votes
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We have seen a few jobs that come through using the RTK system that were collected using Map Pilot so apparently it works. We don't have a system to test with so we don't know the ins and outs yet. 

One thing we did note is that it holds elevation like crazy. It is so good (+/- .1 meter) we almost don't believe it. This was at ~6800 feet in elevation too... Impressive. We can't wait to play with one. 

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Just a quick note as a follow up to my earlier question/comments...we have been flying the Slantrange 2p sensor on the Matrice 600 and using Map Pilot to plan our missions. Despite the initial setbacks due to upgrades required for the sensor and the Map Pilot application, we are now planning and flying this sensor/platform combination without any issues. Thank you to the Drones Made Easy Team for the outstanding support.

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We have added support for the Sony A7/A7R in our next release but it requires our onboard computer to relay the signals from Map Pilot to the camera for triggering.

Zane 0 votes