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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazerjock View Post
    Here is a nice tutorial on how to set it up and use it.
    Haven't tried it myself yet.
    https://forum.dji.com/thread-142844-1-1.html

    Chris
    I particularly like using the Litchi website's Mission Hub on my PC for creating WayPoint mission flights. You can also create/edit WayPoint missions with the Litchi app on your iOS, tablet or smartphone device. For me, its just so much easier to do this on a large screen like a PC has. If you are logged in to the Litchi website and Litchi app on your iOS or Android device the WayPoint missions will be automatically synchronized (uploaded or updated).

    Its also worth while to read Litchi's User Guide on their website here: https://flylitchi.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by lasermaster1977 View Post
    You don't need a Mavic (although t'would be nice to have) to use it. I use it with my P3P.
    I should have clarified that statement: I don't own any DJI drones. The Mavic is the one I've been considering, however. But my understanding is that the Litchi software will only talk to the DJI flight controllers, and none of my current birds use DJI hardware.

    So for example, assume someone has a home-built quad that uses a pixhack autopilot. They won't be able to use Litchi to program the flight, right? Which also means they can't use VLM to preview it. Or am I missing something here?

    I read through the tutorial thread, but I didn't see any mention of Google Earth VR support using a 3D headset like the HTC vive. While I agree that even watching it on a monitor is a huge improvement over just looking at a flat map, being able to watch it in 3D would be epic! Still, until I get a DJI-compatible controller this is all just a theoretical exercise.

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    Thanks for the kind words a few posts back, guys!

    I use the 3D map in Google Earth to check elevations, but I haven't done any virtual flights using Litchi. The 3D maps have proved useful for not flying into the side of a hill or mountain when there are terrain changes. It also seems reasonably accurate on a smaller scale. This is what the solar installation flight I linked earlier looks like in Google Earth and it appears to get the tree heights correct within a few feet.

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    I suppose slightly outdated data due to fast growing trees might be a hazard.

    <EDIT> Oh, man! I just downloaded the Virtual Mission software and gave it a try on the same file above. Wow, its pretty much dead on with the real flight! The only exception is that Google Earth makes the house look like Spanish 'Dali influenced' architecture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by buffo View Post
    I should have clarified that statement: I don't own any DJI drones. The Mavic is the one I've been considering, however. But my understanding is that the Litchi software will only talk to the DJI flight controllers, and none of my current birds use DJI hardware.

    So for example, assume someone has a home-built quad that uses a pixhack autopilot. They won't be able to use Litchi to program the flight, right? Which also means they can't use VLM to preview it. Or am I missing something here?

    I read through the tutorial thread, but I didn't see any mention of Google Earth VR support using a 3D headset like the HTC vive. While I agree that even watching it on a monitor is a huge improvement over just looking at a flat map, being able to watch it in 3D would be epic! Still, until I get a DJI-compatible controller this is all just a theoretical exercise.

    Adam
    Aah, gotcha. Thanks for clarifying that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkumpula View Post
    Thanks for the kind words a few posts back, guys!

    I use the 3D map in Google Earth to check elevations, but I haven't done any virtual flights using Litchi. The 3D maps have proved useful for not flying into the side of a hill or mountain when there are terrain changes. It also seems reasonably accurate on a smaller scale. This is what the solar installation flight I linked earlier looks like in Google Earth and it appears to get the tree heights correct within a few feet.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Litchi Flight Path Home.jpg 
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Size:	579.1 KB 
ID:	55581

    I suppose slightly outdated data due to fast growing trees might be a hazard.

    <EDIT> Oh, man! I just downloaded the Virtual Mission software and gave it a try on the same file above. Wow, its pretty much dead on with the real flight! The only exception is that Google Earth makes the house look like Spanish 'Dali influenced' architecture.


    -David

    -David
    Yeah, I'd have to say that is pretty cool and a huge benefit for "try before you fly".
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