It grows on you
On my very first mission, the app made me lose my phantom 4 pro! After getting another one, I am figuring out that the app is great, but I lost my drone because it was getting too dark for the sensors to see
Litchi’s altitude control not yet fixed
By altitude holder
In the following I used Litchi ver. 2.1.4, P4 std, 14 satellites and iPad Air 2 Pro
running IOS 11.3.1 ..
I created a Waypoints flight last week, as follows:
Ascending nearly vertically, climbed to the following altitudes, 10 (all in feet), 100,
200, 300, and 400. At each Waypoint, I had the craft pause for 5 sec
before continuing. At the 400 foot point I had it pause for 10 sec. Then it was
to return to the first Waypoint (the 10 foot one). On the way down it was descending
quite too fast, probably due to vortex ring state, so at about 30 feet altitude I flipped
the switch from Position to Sport and manually guided the craft to about 6
feet altitude, hovering right in front of me. But my iPad displayed the crafts altitude to be at 200 feet. When I flipped the switch from Sport back to Position the craft began to slowly
ascend. I didn’t wait to see where it was going; I flipped the switch and landed it. Once
I turned the crafts props off the displayed altitude switched to zero.
If you read the Litchi software updates for versions,
they all state the following:
“Improved support for altitude above ground level in waypoint mode”
My crafts altitude at the various waypoints during ascent appeared to happen
at about the right height AND the various altitude points did read accurately and correctly
on the mobile display, but on the way down is where Litchi can’t get it right. I’ve
made several waypoint missions similar to this one, using earlier litchi versions, and it is always the descent phase that goes completely wrong.
One would surmise that if litchi could accurately get to, and report, altitude during climb, that
the same routines and calculations would be used for descent, but apparently not.
Imagine a waypoint mission where the craft would climb to altitude (say 300 feet), travel to a
location a 1/2 mile away, drop down to 100 feet for video then again climb to altitude and return. With the way litchi’s altitude control is behaving, the crafts’ descent would not stop at 100 feet, but continue right into the ground and NEVER return.
With 14 satellites one should be able to ascend to a point ‘A’ and descend back down
to a point ‘B’, over and over, time after time for the length of the battery charge with no more that a foot or two variation at either of the two points.
How is it that litchi can not get this fixed? Seems like after a while that this question’s
answer is all too obvious. I know there is a lot of regulation pressure on the company.
Is this problem actually the implementation of a regulation?
Time for a new ver in thread 2.1
Just a suggestion...or wishlist
I love using Litchi and after learning more through some courses, I am using it more and more each day. There is one thing that I wish you guys could add. This is one of the main reasons why I go back and forth between apps while flying my drone.
I’d love it if you guys could create some kind of a mimic to
Tap-Fly. It is so easy to use to create some great cinematic shots. The biggest problem I have is holding the stick at a constant speed. I love setting the speed and not having to think about it. DJI has kind of left the Mavic Pro behind my n this area, as the Mavic Air has enhancements to Tap-fly that I wish we had. They can Tap-fly and fly backwards, and they have a cool feature called “free” which works sort of like course lock and allows you to rotate the drone as it flies in a selected path. All with speed control!!!
Please add something like this to your Litchi app!!! And it would be even more awesome!!!
There was before litchi, and there is after litchi...
By Big Z Dub
...and it is good. You may be seated. This app will change the game for you, instantly. Worth it x100. Be smart and remember to review all waypoints before passing go (it's fairly easy to accidentally move the altitude slider enough to send you down a dead-end road). Think about the airspace between you and home at any point along the mission and be sure to adjust your max altitude accordingly. You know, just in case! And watch-out for the many nefarious, punk, thug-drones that will swindle your precious baby bird into the rarely-mentioned and ultra-shadowy underbelly of today's drone drug culture. Bad scene. Next thing you know she'll be sporting a nose-ring, linked-up with a some loser remote you've never met before!! Trust me, I know it all too well. But that's enough about me. I'm sure you have things to do and places to be...enough of my rubbish... enough of my...my...my nonsensical poppycock. Go forth now! Take what you will from our time here, together, and go forward in life. Take with you the lessons once bestowed upon you and use them to thrive. The experience. The hour. The day. Take it all. Remember the good times. Hold your head up. Back straight. Knees bent, slightly. Don't ever look back. Promise me that you'll remember: don't ever never forget. Now, go. I'll be fine. No, no...please. Mount your propellers and fly. Fly away, old chum. Fly away, into the day. I insist. Farewell to you, old chummy mate friend guy. Be safe out there. May the wind always be at your back. Until the day arrives upon which our paths haphazardly cross one another's and we do so unwittingly find ourselves in an unlikely yet possible one-on-one situation of face-to-face nonviolent confrontation once aga...wait! I don't even know you. I don't think... I don't believe so... Have we met? Who are you? No, no..I live here. This is MY place. Whatever. Okay. Fine. Look...this, this, this whole things here, is moving...well, it's moving too fast for me. I mean, I need a break! Toooo get some uh water or something. I just need time. No. But I don't know you! Okay, well, I'm going to have to ask you to leave now and give me some space. It's just really fast. Too fast. I sorry. I won't forget you or the time we've had... right, no, you're right...it's not you, it's me. Yeah. No, I promise. You're great, I'm a loser. Yeah, okay, right. Yes. Okay, you can call. No wait, I'll call you. Yes. I promise. Okay gotta go. Bye!
So weird. Who was that dude? I know, right. Some people...
Now mission uploads but then nothing happens? Get some competent developers
Needs a few upgrades
While generally a really good app, there a few of things I’d like to see to make it better.
One is that the waypoint editing window covers the waypoint I’m editing. I suggest offsetting the editing window to one side of the interface while showing the waypoint/POI on the opposite side of the interface.
Next is a tripod mode that allows a single point in space to be recorded so I can return the drone to that point. With waypoints, I have to record at least two points, which isn’t always an option. This mode would be useful for still shots that need to be repeatedly recorded from the same perspective.
Would also like to see a partial orbit function with back and forth motion. The purpose is to fly low and center on an object that is partially surrounded by high objects. Flying full orbits is not always an option because of trees or cliffs behind the subject.
Next is an improvement of the panoramic function. The lower rows do not need the massive overlap that results from selecting a decent overlap on the row that covers the horizontal plane.
Version 2.1.2 has hosed all waypoint gimbal angles on every mission
The latest version has hosed every waypoint preset gimbal pitch angle I've programmed on every one of my missions. I've tried to alter some of them without success. The setting retains the hosed value. Using iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6s.
Incomprehensible pile of steaming pile of
I have owned this app for a few years now. Every so often when I’m in a very patient mood I open it back up to see if it’s possible to make sense of it. No. It is the most incomprehensible pile of garbage. It will do completely and utterly radically different maneuvers every single time you go to fly on a completely fixed route.
Altitude above ground level
This app is great. I am hoping this new updates that is fixing the altitude above ground level corrects some
Errors I have been experiencing. I recently had a crash due to the altitude above ground level being inaccurate.
Ver 2.1.2 screwed up Gimbal Pitch Angle- BEWARE
This version has a messed up values for my previously programmed angles. Now won’t move gimbal at all in my missions where it used to. How did you miss this Litchi??