Drone Harmony Mission Planner - Release Notes for v0.2 (beta) of 2.06.2017

1. Newly Supported Drones:

Phantom 4 Advanced is now supported. Support for Phantom 3 series will probably follow with the next update.

2. Improved Drone Connection Within Application:

You can now connect to the drone from the menu: Even if your device has a default application set up, that is different from Drone Harmony (e.g. DJI Go 4), you can still connect to your drone without re-plugging the USB cable.

3. New Functionality During Planning:

  1. Partial smoothing of plans:
    It is now possible to apply smoothing to parts of a plan by selecting the waypoints around which the plan should be made smooth. You are now also given the choice to either replace the plan on which smoothing is applied, or to create a new plan (formerly the only available option).
  2. Move polygon area tool:
    It is now possible to move (translate) any polygon in the map view.
  3. Copy area tool:
    It is now possible to make a copy of an existing area (and immediately give it another color). The copy is then a new area that can be copied, moved etc.
  4. Relative altitude changes for flight plans:
    It is now possible to change the altitude of all, or any selected subset of waypoints, of a flight plan by a relative increment with respect to the current altitude of each selected waypoint. For example, changing the altitude of two waypoints with respective altitudes of 10m and 20m by +3 meters results in two waypoints with altitudes 13m and 23m, respectively.

4. New Functionality During Flight:

  1. Manual speed slider:
    The speed of the flight can now be adjusted at any time during flight using a flight speed slider. Negative speeds are also supported and can be used to fly the mission backwards, or bring the drone to an earlier position along the flight plan, in order to re-fly it.
  2. A new choice for the action at the end of the mission:
    It is now possible to choose an action in the end of the execution of a flight plan by selecting from the following:
    • Hover over landing (green) point: The drone hovers above the landing waypoint (the green point) of the plan.
    • Land at landing (green) point: The drone lands automatically at the landing waypoint (the green point) of the plan.
    • Return + land at home (launch) point: After reaching the landing waypoint (the green point), the drone executes a RTH command (Return To Home), flying to the point where the drone took off. Then the drone lands automatically. If the Home (“launch”) point is closer than 20 meters from the landing (green) waypoint, this option is not executable by DJI, and hence not available.
  3. Camera focus mode setup:
    It is now possible to choose between the following two camera focus setups:
    • Auto-focus: Image center point is automatically set as focal point.
    • AFC (Continuous auto for focus): only for Mavic Pro
    Some users reported focus issues with the Mavic Pro drone and this functionality might help as temporary workaround until DJI fixes its firmware issue.

5. New Limits:

  1. Maximum waypoint altitude limit:
    The DJI imposed maximum waypoint altitude is set to 120 meters (390 feet). This limit can not be lifted, unless DJI lifts its restriction.
  2. Maximum structure altitude limit:
    The maximum structure altitude is now set to 110 meters (360 feet).
  3. Maximum surface area limit:
    The surface of any area is now limited by 1 km2 (250 acres).

6. Moved To Latest DJI Software:

Moved to latest DJI API (SDK 4.1)

7. Various Bug Fixes:

Among many other small fixes, the mission upload process is now even more stable.