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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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UgCS with 3DR Solo?

Started by Tom Hallman. Last reply by Thomas Stanley-Jones Mar 31. 17 Replies

Anyone out there have any success using UgCS with the 3DR Solo?I can't figure out how to connect the two.Thanks in advance.Continue

Tags: solo, 3DR

M600_Take-off moves after upload mission

Started by Adilson de Oliveira Carneiro Jr. Last reply by Thomas Stanley-Jones Mar 31. 4 Replies

Hi, My missions are designed for 50m AGL, but when I upload the mission the UAV is reprojected in a point higher than the ground altitude, so the AGL not correspond zero(0m) at the take-off moment (with UAV in the ground) and the UAV flights below 50m.Please, help me to understand this situation.Continue

Tags: altitude, #UAV#Take-off

How to figure out why Inspire is doing an RTH?

Started by Alexander Shenkin. Last reply by Thomas Stanley-Jones Mar 31. 2 Replies

Hello,I've set up UgCS missions with an Inspire 1 to continue the mission when it loses RC.  In some instances, the Inspire is continuing as planned.  In others, however, it seems to continue for a bit, but it then does an RTH.  I've checked the fence values, and everything should be ok with that.  I'm wondering if there's any way I can look into the DJI logs to figure out why the Inspire is doing an RTH when I don't want it to?Many thanks,AlexContinue

Add RTH at end of mission?

Started by Alexander Shenkin. Last reply by Thomas Stanley-Jones Mar 31. 3 Replies

Hi folks,I've been flying with Mission Planner and 3DR Solo, but have also started working with UgCS and DJI Inspire now.  I'm used to putting an RTH at the end of missions in MP... but I don't see any way to add an RTH command to a mission in UgCS.  Any suggestions?Thanks,AllieContinue

Problem with Camera by Time command, and interval timer option

Started by Greg. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Mar 22. 1 Reply

I can't get either to work. I am setting up a mission that has one waypoint, then a photogrammetry segment, and then a waypoint to get me home. I set a camera action for Camera by Time. All waypoints and the photogrammetry section are set to Stop and Turn. My drone's camera (Mavic 2 Pro) starts snapping images when it should right after the first photogrammetry section waypoint, but as soon as it reaches the next waypoint in the photogrammetry section the action gets killed. I can then use the…Continue

Facade scan Y-axis tilt request

Started by Corax LLC. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Mar 9. 1 Reply

I have been using the facade scan to to map rock outcrops but I find that the landscapes I map are too steep for the photogrammetry tool and too angled for facade scan. Vertical outcrops are easy to scan (now) but outcrops tilted more than a few degrees results in uneven resolution of images, which results in a less-than-ideal end product.I'd like to request a feature which makes it possible to tilt the axis of the facade scan along the Y-axis to better match the angle of the terrain. This…Continue

Herelink + UGCS

Started by Luke. Last reply by Janis Jonins Mar 9. 6 Replies

Is UGCS compatible with Herelink?

Tags: UGCS, Herelink

UGCS - DJI Mavic Mini

Started by arlo. Last reply by arlo Nov 3, 2019. 2 Replies

Hi,Do you have any plan in supporting the new DJI Mavic Mini?RegardsarloContinue

mavic pro zoom record video around route stop and turn and control zoom level

Started by Mike Sousa. Last reply by Janis Jonins Sep 3, 2019. 3 Replies

HiIs there a way to have the drone continue to record video (it stops right now) as it goes through a stop and turn?How is the zoom value controlled with UgCS for a Mavic Pro Zoom?Thanks...Continue

Orbit scan around a vertical structure

Started by ActionDrone. Last reply by ActionDrone Sep 3, 2019. 4 Replies

Hello,what's the easiest way to plan a vertical orbit scan of a wind turbine?We need to build a 3D model of a turbine for study purposes, we are aware of the orbit mode, but we cannot find an easy way to extend the photogrammetry vertically to cover all the tower.Thanks.Continue

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Comment by Thomas Stanley-Jones on March 31, 2020 at 4:09pm

It would be a 3 man crew.  Not one guy operating two drones.

Comment by Thomas Stanley-Jones on March 31, 2020 at 4:08pm

How many people are operating multiple drones from the same laptop?  Looking for tips on two DJI Matrice operated from one UGCS base station for surveying.  Is it very confusing keeping them straight as they are leaving and coming back?  Or just takes some practice?

Comment by Cameron Parker on February 26, 2019 at 5:00pm
I’m getting errors like area too large. Is there a limit to how many images you should process
Comment by Ricardo Procopio Nieto on August 14, 2018 at 4:07pm


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


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:

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:

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





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 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.




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