Release version 0.8 (beta) of 16.03.2018
1. New launch dialog with dynamic obstacle avoidance
A fully re-factored launch dialog guides the pilot now through the process of launching an automated mission. It includes a 3D preview of the trajectory based on the current drone location and chosen flight plan including obstacle considerations.
2. Added mission resume after a battery swap
If the battery is getting low on an automated mission the battery has to be exchanged. After the battery swap the pilot has now the option to automatically resume the mission from the previous last waypoint. Drone Harmony computes automatically obstacle avoiding paths from the mission to the home location (and back). The pilot can of course still chose to restart the mission from the first waypoint.
3. Added mission statistics for flight planning
Two graphs show the time-vs-distance and altitude-vs-distance profile and where waypoint mission uploads will take place. This helps pilots to estimate how long the mission will take for a chosen mission speed. Drone Harmony will gradually improve the precision of these predictive graphs,
as well as add more statistics, including the amount of required batteries and where battery swaps will have to occur along the entire flight plan.
4. Added option for semi-automated missions ("zip-line")
Semi-automated missions give the pilot the ability to manually control yaw and / or gimbal pitch during an otherwise fully automated flight.
5. Added telemetry to FPV window
Telemetry data is now also available in the FPV window.
6. Added choice for RC connection loss action
Pilots can now chose during the launch process what action shall be initiated in case that the remote controller loses signal connection. To learn more on what happens in RC signal situations refer to our FAQ
7. Added choice for exposure locking
Pilots can now lock the exposure setting (AE lock), which is especially useful if the captured aerial data shall be later used for image processing / 3D construction. Note, that the AE lock does not work for the Mavic camera when shooting images.
8. Preliminary m600 support
Pilots can now fly with a Matrice 600 and Ronin Gimbal setup, however there is not yet support for the FPV (the FPV will be black). Custom camera settings can be adjusted in the general settings tab.
Outlook on upcoming new features:
- Mission statistics: Improve precision, add battery estimates, show dynamic / updated statistics during flight
- Tailored flight planning processes for different industries
- Translation to more languages
- Web-based planning platform
You are most welcome to vote on ideas or add your own idea for a new feature on our ideas portal
Known issues that we are working on:
- The video feed of the Inspire 2 front camera is temporarily no longer available.
- The preliminary m600 support does not yet include FPV (it will be black).
- After battery swap, sometimes the camera is not properly working. Restarting the app resolves this as the DJI connection is completely reinitialized.
- The application tutorials are becoming partially outdated.