Autopilot vs Litchi

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  1. Deckyon

    Deckyon Well-Known Member

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    This is not a "will it work with Mavic" thread. I realize the apps have not been updated for the latest DJI drone, I keep looking to see when they are on the App Store. My question is really for those who have use the apps on their other drones, and what the pros/cons are for each. Other than the $7 difference, which one offers the best autonomy and features?

    Autopilot - Autoflight Logic

    Litchi for DJI Phantom/Inspire
     
  2. DesertWindAero

    DesertWindAero Well-Known Member

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    Each has unique features... So, I guess it would depend on what the intended use was.

    I have both, just to cover myself.
     
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    We've got hundreds of hours of flight time with Autopilot. In the aerial production side of our business we've been using Autopilot on projects since it was first released. It's come such a long ways since its release and has made a lot of our work a lot easier. A very solid app overall with extremely dedicated support. We've recommend many features and changes to the program and they've almost all been implemented in a short timeframe. Autopilot is not for everyone and it can be very overwhelming upon first impression. We have never used Litchi as we've always been extremely satisfied with Autopilot so unfortunately we cannot comment on pros and cons of each but without a doubt can highly recommend Autopilot. Happy to answer any specific questions on features and functionality...
     
  4. 2nd2non

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    I've used both since P3 was launched. They are quite different in how you interface and setup. Litchi is closer to the DJI GO app. I personally use autopilot for complex movements or missions where I need to "adjust" on the fly. Their flight controller enables ultimate flexibility. I find myself using litchi or DJI GO for basic POI or visual tracking.


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    Deckyon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input so far. I did receive this email from Autoflight, so the same MAY apply to Litchi.

     
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  6. Max-li

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    I use both apps on the P3P and now I'm testing the Beta Version of Autopilot on the Mavic.

    Both apps have different advantages.

    Pros of Litchi:
    Litchi has a VR possibility,
    nice Waypoints and the possibility to plan them on the Desktop + batch functions ...
    Litchi is closer to the GO app an therefor easier to use.
    To me, Litchi is better for free flying (google maps ...)
    I prefer the Panomode of Litchi a little
    Litchi missions can continue with signal loss without limitation. Autopilot has limits there.
    Litchi works on Android an IOS


    Pros of Autopilot:
    The main reason I use it, ist the Follow funktion, witch is much much better and smoother.
    The possibilities of different focus strategies for semi automatic flights are way greater then with Litchi.
    Autopilot allows a grid mission. (there are other apps fo this as well)

    I personally love Autopilot and I think its strange, that there is so few discussion about it in the Web. And its not like its so super complicatet, that you have to be almost pro to use it. And the Youtube tutorials are awsom.
     
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    I am happy to know there are options for this type of app.

    Since I have been on the Mavic boards, I have heard so much about Litchi and virtually nothing about Auto Pilot.

    Is this because Litchi's app was ready for Mavic sooner?
     
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    Grey Wolf Well-Known Member

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    I use FPV Camera.
    Much better than Litchi and Autopilot.
     
  9. 2nd2non

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    I agree. I have litchi, AP, and FPV camera. I use them for different functions. When I am serious on autonomous, Cinematic video capture, it's AP hands down (check my page below for some examples). For panos, generic waypoint missions, etc I tend to use the others as I can get going quicker. It's just amazing how powerful the apps are!

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6zwRNTzPJCVmuqw-GapnGzJTz19hlc8Y
     
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    Anybody know if there is any simple tutorial for Autopilot waypoint mode?
     
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    They have a tutorial video here

    Autopilot Tutorials - YouTube
     
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    @2nd2non Thanks a bunch! Watching and Learning now!
     
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