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UgCS is the best software to plan and fly drone survey missions, supporting most popular UAV platforms, providing convenient tools for areal and linear surveys and enabling direct drone control.

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How do I enable Telemetry for Emulator

Started by David Stevenson. Last reply by David Stevenson 18 hours ago. 2 Replies

I would like to record telemetry for the quadcopter emulator, however the docs say that recording is disabled by default on the emulator. How can I enable it?Thanks,Continue

M600 rotating between points after stop and turn

Started by DC. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Hello,I've been playing with UGCS's area scan feature, and I'm having issues after turning at any corners. I have the turn type set to Stop and Turn (I've tried adaptive bank too), but the issue is the M600 is not facing forward after making the turn. It gradually changes the yaw to face forward instead. Is there a setting I am missing where the M600 stops, turns to face forward, and then continues to move?I have discovered that adding a wait of 5 seconds and yaw change of 0 at every corner…Continue

Tags: yawing, rotating, M600, UGSC

How to save current dorne position, return to home, change the batt then resume the mission to the last save position?

Started by carlo pogs. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on Tuesday. 3 Replies

How to save current drone position, return to home, change the battery then resume the mission to the last save position?Maybe we can hover the drone for a few seconds to get accurate gps location before returning home.I cant figure it out how to do it. Continue

Telemetry player - big amount of data stored

Started by JaVa. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Dear Technical Support Specialist,We are having issues with Geotagging in Telemetry player, because we have too many trajectories stored in the system. Can you please tell us where are the trajectories stored and how to safely erase them.Thank you for your help.Continue

Terrain and return home and joystick control

Started by Eben N. Broadbent. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on Tuesday. 20 Replies

As far as I can tell, a copter or plane using UCGS will fly directly into a hill if return home or joystick control is used. I had expected it would follow terrain as it does when creating an initial waypoint or survey. This is a serious risk, especially for flights in complex terrain that UGCS is supposed to be the best in! Basically, in terms of automated failsafes it is the same risk as the DJI return home button on the flight controller. Am I wrong?Continue

Return Home results in copter flying to max possible altitude over home point

Started by Eben N. Broadbent. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on Tuesday. 5 Replies

I've now experienced (in emulator) that the copter will fly to max allowable altitude once it returns home following pushing the 'return home' button. This would obviously not be desired if the RTL was due to the battery being low for example. Any ideas of why this is happening and how to fix it? I've attached the mission .xml here and a pic of where the drone ends up. Very strange.…Continue

UGCS Local map tiles Geoserver

Started by Alex. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on Monday. 7 Replies

HiI think many of us need to use UGCS without internet. I trying to download cache with SASPlanet and replace it to UGCS Geoserver cache. But there is no such tiles type in SASPlanet. Geoserver cache for Google (hybrid) is placed here: c:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\UGCS\db\MapTiles_Cache\1f8f19f0579db5c9-Google (hybrid)\tiles\It is a set of PNG files without extension (see attached 01.png):…Continue

Tags: Geoserver, tiles, map, Local, UGCS

UGCS with fixed-wing

Started by Eben N. Broadbent. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy May 19. 1 Reply

Anybody have any experience using UGCS with a fixed-wing? In particular, as relates to take-off and landing? And, what about hand launched vs. runway planes? And belly vs. wheel landings? I would love to see a mission of this. And any idea when a functional PX4 fixed-wing UGCS will be available?Continue

Phantom 4 advanced

Started by hugo delaroux. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy May 15. 6 Replies

Hello,I am seeing in the doc that UgCS is compatible with the phantom 4 and phantom 4 pro. What about the phantom 4 advanced ?And if it isn't supported yet, how long does it usually take for new dji drone to get included in the software ?Thanks,HugoContinue

Add building KMZ file error

Started by zhexiong shang. Last reply by zhexiong shang May 13. 2 Replies

I am struggling with how to add building from KMZ. I developed 3D model with agisoft photoscan and export it as KMZ file. Then, do the process as mentioned in manual to add this model into ugcs by browsing the file located in my same computer. However, I still not able to make it work.In one case, it just fails to add the model and the error message says: the request timed out.In the other case, (with different model source), it passes through the process but after I close the window I…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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