I have been doing mapping missions with APM and Pixhawk for a while. I often want to map areas that are too large to cover in one flight (as I am sure do many people). I end up planning multiple missions and eyeballing the overlap between each mission even though I can use Mission Planner or DroidPlanner to do a very good automatic construction of the transects within each mission.
What I would really like to do is be able to pick a large survey area and have my ground control station calculate not only the appropriate waypoints to cover the area but ALSO break those waypoints up into mission lengths that my battery/aircraft combo can achieve. Im not always up to date on all the different developments for APM/Pixhawk. Is there currently any way of doing this in Mission Planner or some other GCS?
In Drone Deploy they are calling this feature "Multiple Battery missions":
My apologies if I am asking this in the wrong place. Any info on any similar functionality for Pixhawk would be greatly appreciated.