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UgCS group is dedicated to provide support for users of UgCS ground control software for drones. SPH Engineering developers and engineers will provide answers to your questions and be happy to receive bug-reports for further improvements.

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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Yaw/Pitch control with Lightbridge 2 + A3

Started by Robert Matthews. Last reply by Dmitrijs Marcenkovs 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Hello,We are using a DJI M600 with a Ronin MX gimbal and an Android tablet.When using the DJI app we can select between making the gimbal yaw and pitch using the C2 button on the controller, you then use the dial to move the gimbal. If we then switch to the UgCS app the C2 button will not switch between giving you yaw or pitch control, it will just be set to whatever the last setting was when using the DJI app. Is there a way to swap between having yaw/pitch control while a mission is being…Continue

Error with many waypoints

Started by Thomas Stanley-Jones. Last reply by Anna Moshkova Sep 28. 1 Reply

I get this error when I'm planning very large missions (more than 1200 waypoints approximately) and trying to pair them down to a manageable size.Once I get this error, I'm unable to remove routes from the program since they show up again after about 30 seconds.  I also can't edit the waypoints either since changes are not saved…Continue

Add drape waypoint functionality

Started by Thomas Stanley-Jones. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Sep 24. 1 Reply

When AreaScan is used, UgCS places extra waypoints to keep the flight path at a constant altitude above ground level.  However, once the route is converted to waypoints, this functionality is lost.  There needs to be a way to either convert the waypoints back to a route so the draping can happen again, or have a command to apply drape to segments.  This would command UgCS to add waypoints along the segments to maintain height above ground.I've also needed this when I import a CSV of endpoints,…Continue

Areascan with Basepoint

Started by Thomas Stanley-Jones. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Sep 24. 5 Replies

I need to do scans over a large area (not a camera) and I need the lines from each block to line up together.  Is there a way to create an areascan mission with a basepoint?  This way, all the lines will start from a common location.  The basepoint needs to be able to be somewhere not in the survey area.Continue

Multiple Waypoint Selection

Started by Thomas Stanley-Jones. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Sep 22. 8 Replies

Is it possible to select multiple waypoints?  So far I have only found a way to select all the waypoints, or only 1.  This makes it very awkward to edit a large plan, but I'm hoping there is a feature I'm missing, like a select tool.Continue

Strange Waypoint Vertical Jump

Started by Thomas Stanley-Jones. Last reply by Thomas Stanley-Jones Sep 21. 2 Replies

Can someone tell me what's going on here?  It usually happens when I convert an Area Scan to waypoints, or if I import a waypoint file.  I have a 2.5 m resolution DEM loaded.  It doesn't always do this, but it might correlate with the number of waypoints there are.  This route has 1600.  However I'm seeing it when it's as low as 700 too.  It should be direct lines from each waypoint to the next but often it just travels horizontally and then vertically down to the waypoint.…Continue

Differential RTK correction

Started by ActionDrone. Last reply by ActionDrone Sep 21. 2 Replies

Hello,Using a M210 RTK, is it possible to add the correction of the base position of DJI RTK differential antenna?We use a GNSS NMEA base antenna to verify the DJI base error. We would insert this difference in order to save the right data on the EXIFs.Thanks.Continue

Vertical survey

Started by ActionDrone. Last reply by ActionDrone Sep 19. 2 Replies

Hi all,We are under trial with UgCS and we're looking for a way to plan a vertical survey (like on a facade of a building or a rock cliff).Is there any ideal procedure to plan it?Thanks.Continue

Multiple Pixhawk connections to UgCS

Started by Corey. Last reply by Corey Sep 19. 2 Replies

Hello all,I'm currently working to view three X-8s from UgCS.  Each one has a Pixhawk autopilot and a 3DR modem.  I have already changed the SYSID_THISMAV parameter for each X-8 to be unique and each 3DR radio is paired to a unique Net ID, in this case 20, 21, 23.  I've got all three radios plugged into a powered USB hub going to my laptop and I can connect to each individually through Mission Planner.  However, when I open UgCS, I only am able to see one vehicle.I messed with the config file…Continue

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 ActionDrone Sep 14. 8 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

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Comment by Ricardo Procopio Nieto on August 14, 2018 at 4:07pm

Hi:

I am trying to read telemetry with version 2.13. But in the latitude and longitude these erroneous values ​​appear:

{"id": "TT_LATITUDE", "value": 0.33958137}, {"id": "TT_LONGITUDE", "value": - 1.7310266}

You have to do some calculation to obtain to get the positions like this: "19.456566, -99.180498.61.17" WGS-84.

Thanks in advance

Regards

Comment by Ricardo Procopio Nieto on August 13, 2018 at 3:19pm

Hi guys:

I'm new to UgCS and drones. I've been testing version 2.12 with Phantom 4 DJI with the Java SDK from here:

https://github.com/ugcs/ugcs-java-sdk.

Following the examples, I have managed to read telemetry, send commands and upload routes, but I have two limitations:

1.- When the telemetry is connected with version 3.0, it does not work correctly.

2.- I don't know how to manipulate camera rotation and drone movements. I tried sending the command "direct_payload_control", but it gives me the error: "command not registered".

Reading this documentation: http://docs.ugcs.com/ucs_vsm_commands_page.html#command_registering.

I understand that you have to register the command, but I still do not know how. Please someone help me.

Regards.

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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.

Regards

Jin

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.

Thanks,

Marshall

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.

 

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