which app is best or do I need one at all

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Which waypoint app is best for mavic

Poll closed Wednesday at 12:30 PM.
  1. Litchi

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  2. Autopilot

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. None is needed

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. HueJorgan

    HueJorgan Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought

    I bought autopilot before litchi was really anything and I find it complex

    Is litchi more user friendly

    Or because the mavic has great features do I need an extra app at all
     
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    Litchi is easier to use. However, it's not compatible with the Mavic yet.
     
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    HueJorgan Well-Known Member

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    Do we really need an app though?

    Just for way points?
     
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    No, you don't need to use an alternative app. If you use DJI GO, you have to fly to each waypoint in order to setup a new mission. People like to use apps like Litchi because it allows the waypoints to be set from within the app (without flying to each waypoint).
     
  5. HueJorgan

    HueJorgan Well-Known Member

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    And re flying missions?
     
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    You can re-fly saved missions in any app.
     
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    HueJorgan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks boss even the go app

    How would I do that please
     
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    I haven't used it recently but once you have set the waypoints you can press the little star symbol to save it as a favourite. They mention it here
     
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    People typically dont like to use the DJI GO app for waypoint flight as it diminishes battery life as one has to pre-fly and mark the waypoints on the map and then one can fly them.

    Licthi as mentioned will allow one to pre-plan their mission with waypoints and altitude changes as well as rotating the point of view . As mentioned one can do this within the app and even on their home PC.
     
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    Right, and I think you balance that against the safety element of actually being able to fly the route first with DJI GO, and the Mavic Pro does have good battery life. But I do agree with your point. In addition I recently used Autoflight Logic for a short waypoint flight which I could have used DJI GO for, even though it was easier to have it focus on a subject as I flew.

    The reason I used Autoflight Logic to preplan and fly was the flight was over a shoreline and yachts moored just off shore. I wanted to respect the owners and not fly a Phantom 3 around the bay a couple of times making a racket and making them think I was focusing on them. So I plotted the path and set the altitude to 100 feet while the Phantom was on the ground. When I got it in the air and checked the altitude I felt more comfortable at 125 feet so quickly amended the altitude and made the one pass.

    I'm looking forward to both Litchi and Autoflight Logic support.
     
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    Just received a beta version update from Autoflight Logic, they're now supporting the Mavic Pro in the latest beta release so look forward to testing it this weekend.
     
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