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UCS not connected (always gray) in UgCS for DJI

Started by Jorge Valencia. Last reply by Jorge Valencia 14 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Hello,After trying many of the options described in the manuals, the UCS remains gray in UgCS android (ASUS ZenPad).(computer and tablet in the same wifi network)I have a Phantom 4.I am using the latest versions (Desktop: 2.13.537, android for DJI: 2.10.44)Any comment is welcome.Continue

Oblique photogrammetry possible?

Started by Adrian Onsen. Last reply by Adrian Onsen yesterday. 4 Replies

I photograph large structures (buildings and outdoor locations) for reconstructions using photogrammetry and would like to know if UgCS is a tool I can use for my business.The majority of my work is oblique photography from the side of the building/structure, and most of the structures don't exist in google maps as 3d objects. Ideally I would do a few quick passes with an UAV and generate a rough 3d asset that I could then import into UgCS so I can use it as a guide to plan my main mission. (I…Continue

Quadcopter Emulator Issues in UgCS 2.13

Started by Steve Cudmore. Last reply by Steve Cudmore on Thursday. 4 Replies

Is anyone experience issues with the Quadcopter Emulator in UgCS 2.13. I'm pretty sure it's flying routes like a fixed wing aircraft. I've used the Quadcopter Emulator without any issues before this release but haven't got it to cooperate with the new release.Thanks in advance,SteveContinue

Problems Performing 'Straight' Flight between Waypoints of Different Altitudes - UgCS

Started by Steve Cudmore. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Has anyone successfully flown diagonally between two waypoints at different altitudes using the "Straight" Trajectory type and a pre-programmed flight in UgCS? We are attempting to fly our drones like a fixed winged aircraft, meaning no pure vertical movements.We have attempted the same flight with a Matrice 600 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro without any luck.The flight consists of taking-off up to a height of 5 m (WP1) and then flying to another point at 20 m (WP2) a couple meters away. The drone takes…Continue

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UGCS Geocoding Error on MAC

Started by Paulo Lobo. Last reply by Paulo Lobo on Tuesday. 3 Replies

HiIm having geocoding error on UGCS 2.13.519 Mac...Do you know why ?Continue

Uploading UGCS Flight Route - Internet Required or possible with only a LAN?

Started by Steve Cudmore. Last reply by Steve Cudmore Jun 7. 6 Replies

Does anybody know whether or not a UGCS flight route can be uploaded to a drone using a LAN local area network connection or does it require an internet network connection?Thanks in advance,SteveContinue

Tablet Selection UGCS for DJI Mobile Companion

Started by Steve Cudmore. Last reply by Steve Cudmore Jun 7. 4 Replies

I'm trying to help select a tablet for use with UGCS for DJI mobile companion but unfortunately I can't come up with a concrete selection I know will work. UGCS support recommended a ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 I don't see this as an officially supported device on the UGCS FAQ webpage. Can anyone confirm this ASUS tablet will work consistently and reliably? I've tried two Android devices, a Samsung Galaxy S6 which works consistently but is too small, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 which I haven't been able…Continue

Strange 'Change Yaw' behavior

Started by Tom Smith. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy May 30. 1 Reply

I have UgCS One (2.13.537) and created a route. The first 2 waypoints did not have a change yaw command, then the next 3 waypoints had a change yaw command, and then the following waypoints had no change yaw command. The turn types were all 'Bank Turn'. I ran in simulated mode and the simulated quadcopter performed as I expected: It did not stop. At the 3 waypoints where I specified a yaw it turned to that direction while continuing to travel waypoint to waypoint, and then resumed turning to…Continue

How to disable NFZ's in UgCS?

Started by John Brady. Last reply by Sergey Zuev May 28. 4 Replies

Anyone had any luck disabling no fly zones? I have a waiver for the area and need to fly near the airport, but can't seem to disable the zone as it shows in the manual. TIAContinue

camera direction

Started by Nigel Cooke. Last reply by Anna Moshkova May 15. 1 Reply

Is It possible to do a photogrammetry mission with the camera pointing only one direction ? One constant compass heading Not the direction the drone is travelingContinue

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Comment by jinyoungyu on April 24, 2018 at 7:30am

I am working on UgCS for muti-Drone(arducopter).

I have some question now, I have tested the 2 quadcopters with ardupilot and here+ RTK GNSS, ESP-07 WIFI telemetry . but UgCS Pro version have lost the telemetry up/down links  on about 30~40 meter altitude. 

I have tested in LOS environment with TP-Link wifi router .

I want to control the drones over 150m at least.

please let me know how to solver this problem . which telemetry module I use for multi-drones.



Comment by DEEPESH PARATE on February 9, 2018 at 10:11am

I'm working on writing a parser code to convert xml exported from ugcs into a format suitable for paparazzi to use. The current flight plan xml that I have from ugcs has a completely different format from the one of paparazzi so I'm thinking of going for px4 flight plan. Can someone please tell me if it's going to be helpful or not?

Comment by Isabelle Heitz on February 2, 2018 at 11:29am

I have the same problem. How did you solve your problem ? 

Comment by belkacem guerbasse on November 20, 2017 at 8:22am
I installed the Android application I use a multirotor with a dji A3 I have a problem I have no indication of battery level
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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