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Cannot connect Desktop and mobile apps

Started by Mike Piantanida. Last reply by Janis Kuze yesterday. 9 Replies

First off, I'm so sorry for sending this out earlier today as individual messages to everyone.I'm not familiar with a forum that's also kinda formatted like Facebook. :)'s the issue I need help with, in case you didn't see it elsewhere: I'm trialing UgCS to see if it might be a good solution to collect imagery for creating topographic surveys. I currently have a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, controlled with an nVidia Shield K1 tablet. I'm able to get the mobile app installed, and it…Continue

ugcs open license photogrammetry disabled?

Started by electrolics inc. Last reply by Mike Piantanida yesterday. 4 Replies

Hello allI've testing the UgCS for photogrammetry, but recently its asking me for activation. Why have they disabled photogrammetry tool in open license?I now have shifted to testing out the Pix4d capture which is working out quite well.any way to use the older version of ugcs to use the photogrammetry tool again?Continue

Launch with DJI Go, focus, then fly with UGCS

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Mark Fink on Thursday. 7 Replies

I'm using a DJI Inspire 1 Pro and both the 15 mm and 25 mm lenses. Since DJI haven't made the ability to control focus available via their SDK, (apparently the beta version out now does!), I've been looking for ways to ensure I'm getting proper focus during photogrammetry missions. First, some background on what I've found with these lenses:The 15 mm lens, even when set to Manual on the lens itself, resets to some not quite at infinity setting each time you power on. So, for longer missions…Continue

Tags: focus, UGCS, Inspire, DJI

UGCS and DJI N3 + Lightbridge 2 compatibility

Started by Pablo Legarreta. Last reply by Pablo Legarreta on Thursday. 4 Replies

Hello,I am thinking in upgrading my multirotors to the DJI N3 flight controller. Since I need a way to comunicate to the pc I was thinking in adding Lightbridge 2 to the system. Is UGCS compatible with this system? If no, what other modem do you suggest me to connect to the UAV?Thank you in advance.PaulContinue

Logging in DJI GO 4 while flying in UgCS

Started by Adam Kelly. Last reply by Adam Kelly on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Hi all,wondering if anyone else has this issue and might now the answer? I'm using UgCS for DJI on a Lenovo Tab 3 running android 5.1, and this is the only android device we have, everything else is apple (I bought it expressly to use with UgCS). When I plug in the USB the tablet asks which app you want to use it with, DJI GO or UgCS - you can't chose more than one. So I can do my preflights and calibrations etc... in GO but then I have to unplug, replug and chose UgCS in order to fly the…Continue

Additional Waypoints

Started by Pablo Betancourt. Last reply by Anton Senkovskiy on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Hi friends, I don't understand waht's the difference between checking or unchecking the "Aditional waypoints" field on the photogrammetry tool. If enabled, I can see that the route is better calculated following the terrain, which I guess is better also for Photoscan or Pix4d to create a digital elevation model.But if the waypoints are more than 99, then UGCS tells you that the others won't be uploaded to the UAV (inspire 1 pro in my case).…Continue

UgCS for DJI app

Started by Adam Kelly. Last reply by Pablo Betancourt Feb 10. 9 Replies

I went and got an android tablet specifically to run the UgCS for DJI app since I am a mac user and run an ipad for everything else with my drones (and realised too late I needed a tablet app to use UgCS, my own fault). Now I try to download the app from the google play store but get "incompatible with your device: no carrier" error. Why would I need a carrier to run the app since it connects to the macbook wifi, not through a celllphone network? I really want to like and use UgCS but honestly…Continue

Phantom 4 -UgCS Video Stream Issues.

Started by Henry Cummings. Last reply by Henry Cummings Feb 9. 2 Replies

Has anyone successfully used the video streaming  feature on a Phantom 4?  Sometimes it will connect and show the video stream and sometimes it will not.  If you have it working please send me a copy of your video streaming configuration settings.  I would appreciate it. ThxContinue

DJI M600P Configuration Variables and UgCS

Started by Jay Baldwin. Last reply by Kevin Doney Feb 1. 4 Replies

My aircraft are DJI P3P ; Inspire 1 P ; S600P. I'm accruing funds to purchase the DRTK package for the M600P.Simple missions are presently flown w/ P3P with some using the I1. My primary clients are surveyors and quarries. The reason for purchasing the M600P w/ DRTK is to collect, process, and deliver 1cm accuracy to clients. I want to fully understand how UgCS will integrate with the above and have predictable results from the workflow and deliverables.Added variable: I am also plannng on…Continue

Merging routes?

Started by Tom Hallman. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Jan 28. 1 Reply

How can I merge 2 or more routes within one mission into one long route?Continue

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Comment by juan pablo gayoso on January 19, 2017 at 11:11am

is possible read mission file from UgCS to MissionPlanner, in both directions.

Comment by Marshall Cant on December 26, 2016 at 8:54am

I have the same problem.  My "Overshoot" field is also set to 0.

If you reduce overlap you also reduce the quality of the results.Pix 4D recommends 70% overlap (as does most other photogrammetry software).

Please explain how to correct this and have the UAV follow the outline of the area.



Comment by Alex on December 26, 2016 at 3:57am

Adam Kelly, you got to make lower Forward overlap to get not so big overshoots.

Comment by Adam Kelly on December 26, 2016 at 2:51am

Hi - I'm new to ugcs. I'm planning a mission and I keep getting big overshoots using the photogrammetry tool. I've attached a screen shot. Anyone know why this is happening? I have tried changing pretty much all the variables one at a time, nothing changes these overshoots. It suck up a lot of flight time to travel this extra distance.

Comment by andrew cutter on May 6, 2016 at 8:46am

Got reply back from UGCS on the use of tablet . Trying to find out whether pixhawk copter or fix wing is supported and working .

will work on the mobile tablet . All i could find was support for DJI . According to the email Android 5 and 6 is working ?

Comment by Eric Kubicka on August 16, 2015 at 2:19pm

If anyone is interested in beta testing our new logbook sync to UGCS let us know. We appreciate any takers/feedback. . 


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