Eben N. Broadbent
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Eben N. Broadbent replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Save flight plan and load into multiple flights? in the group UgCS
"Excellent, thank you! I also recommend UgCS. Thanks for sharing the tip and I will try this out. I'm curious how adaptive turning works with this approach and if it will produce nice smooth figure eight patterns, hope so!"
Oct 3
Alexey Dobrovolskiy replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Save flight plan and load into multiple flights? in the group UgCS
"Hi, just returned from Intergeo expo in Berlin. Here we had lot of conversations with LIDAR manufacturers and UgCS + LIDAR users. We found that lot of them use "perimiter" to warm up the system. Also perimeter allows to create eight-like…"
Oct 2
Eben N. Broadbent replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Area scan request - allow different interior survey waypoint behavior. in the group UgCS
"Following recent updates, I've got the adaptive banked turn working well and no need for this feature at this time. I use a 25 m in between transect distance, and the M600 Pro is making now perfect turns between transects at the start and end.…"
Oct 1
Eben N. Broadbent replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Area scan request - allow different interior survey waypoint behavior. in the group UgCS
"Ok, I"ll try. I did try this with 10 m overshoot and 25 m between transects, and with adaptive bank turn it would fly half or all the transect sideways as it tried to adapt the turn and failed."
Sep 10
Alexey Dobrovolskiy replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Area scan request - allow different interior survey waypoint behavior. in the group UgCS
"OK, registered this as feature request. Currently I can recommend you to use adaptive bank turn with quite big overshot."
Sep 10
Eben N. Broadbent replied to Colin Girvan's discussion RTH height. in the group UgCS
"Same protocol, DJI go also checks firmware, diagnosis for red flashing lights, etc."
Sep 7
Eben N. Broadbent added a discussion to the group UgCS
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Area scan request - allow different interior survey waypoint behavior.

It would be very important (for me) to have the ends of each transect in the area scan use the 'stop and turn' functionality, and the interior waypoints (added by UGCS to maintain constant AGL) use 'adaptive banked turn'. The reason this is important is that when flying LiDAR or line-scanning instruments having the drone stop mid-point (s) randomly during a transect causes major processing issues. The 'adaptive banked turn' would have it simply and fluidly fly a 3D transect maintaining constant…See More
Sep 7
Eben N. Broadbent replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Warning: NO low battery RTL in UGCS auto mode for DJI Matrice (and perhaps all DJI?) in the group UgCS
"UPdate - following updated versions of UGCS and DJI firmware Smart RTH on my M600 Pro seems to be working fine!"
Aug 23
Cheaw Wen Guey replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Warning: NO low battery RTL in UGCS auto mode for DJI Matrice (and perhaps all DJI?) in the group UgCS
"Another way I think is to preset the behaviour in the DJI GO app that it will factor in the distance to return home when emergency return to home. Then you let the default behaviour of the drone in case loss of RC link to be continue."
Aug 23
Alexey Dobrovolskiy replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion RTL AGL in the group UgCS
"Hi, registered this."
Jul 24
Eben N. Broadbent replied to zhexiong shang's discussion Any way to add more waypoints for DJI? in the group UgCS
"One workaround would be to have UGCS fees the drone the mission waypoint by waypoint, as like click to go in auto mode sort of."
Jul 22
Eben N. Broadbent replied to zhexiong shang's discussion Any way to add more waypoints for DJI? in the group UgCS
"A3 has a 99 limit, the A2 has a 50 limit. Hopefully DJI will fix this, there is no hardware or software reason to have the limit so low."
Jul 22
Eben N. Broadbent added a discussion to the group UgCS
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RTL AGL

Feature request. Have UGCS auto calculate a safe RTL AGL altitude. This would consider situations where RTL might be triggered via loss of telemetry or low battery on the back of a hill, as the RTL is relative to the home location, it would need to be set high enough to go over the hill higher than the minimum safe AGL. Basically, UGCS would use the mission to test straight RTL returns and make sure it would make it back. It could either just suggest a safe AGL, or automatically set that in…See More
Jul 22
Eben N. Broadbent replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Warning: NO low battery RTL in UGCS auto mode for DJI Matrice (and perhaps all DJI?) in the group UgCS
"I'm no DJI SDK expert, but seems it should be feasible to simply alter the behavior on low battery to immediate RTL and landing, versus the 10 second wait for override (which is what is causing the issue, as the autopilot interprets UGCS…"
Jul 19
Sergey Kucenko replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Warning: NO low battery RTL in UGCS auto mode for DJI Matrice (and perhaps all DJI?) in the group UgCS
"Hello, Yes, you are right. Autopilot should handle failsafe actions. If we found a way how to control them at firmware level we will surely implement such feature at our software. Kind regards, Sergey Kucenko. UgCS team"
Jul 19
Eben N. Broadbent replied to Eben N. Broadbent's discussion Warning: NO low battery RTL in UGCS auto mode for DJI Matrice (and perhaps all DJI?) in the group UgCS
"Hi Sergey The software initiated RTL you describe, that would still fail in any situation without good telemetry to the ground station right? A solution that makes missions out of telemetry range possible would be most ideal. Thanks! Eben"
Jul 14

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Professor at University of Florida. www.speclab.org
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