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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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shutter control for DJI M600 (A3)

Started by Christian Freydl. Last reply by Christian Freydl 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Hello everybody!I have read the information from the following link: understand that with the A3 / DJI M600 you can only trigger a shutter event directly in a waypoint.Is that really true? Is there a other way? Does it work at least by setting time interval?It would not be practical if I had to set a waypoint every 20…Continue

UGCS for DJI v. 2.9 questions

Started by Mark Fink. Last reply by Anna Moshkova on Friday. 1 Reply

I saw on my Android device this morning that there was an update to the app, and it mentioned being able to store the missions on the Android device and fly in the field without a laptop - that's a great development! I have a couple other questions, which might simply be the result of not having used UGCS for a while.1. I use both a 15mm and 25mm lens, which have issues with consistent focus in just about all of the other apps out there. How does UGCS handle locking focus in to infinity for…Continue

Live view of photo/video feed not showing up on Matrice 600 Pro using UGCS for DJI

Started by Jason Rourke. Last reply by Rick Menard Apr 12. 6 Replies

I'm not sure if this is a setup issue or what but I'm about to pull my hair out.  I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.  I have tried every which way I can think of to run the UGCS for DJI on my Android but I haven't been able to get anything but a white or black screen that gives the view from my x5 camera from the Matrice 600 Pro.  Just when I think I have the right set of steps figured out and the screen shows what the camera is seeing, it just stops showing the "live" feed.  This is the only app…Continue

How do I enable Telemetry for Emulator

Started by Stevod. Last reply by Stevod Apr 9. 6 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

Altitude too high.

Started by Colin Girvan. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Apr 4. 9 Replies

We had an issue yesterday that I'm hoping someone will be able to help me with.When trying to start a mission by activating Auto Mode we kept getting an "Altitude too high" error. It doesn't say what altitude it's referring to and everything we tried didn't help.About 2 months ago we had the same issue after switching to 2.11, drove home switched back to 2.10 and the next day it was OK. We've been flying 2.10 up till about a week ago when I decided to try 2.11 again.This time we had no problems…Continue

Flight planning problem

Started by Robert Matthews. Last reply by Artūrs Apr 4. 2 Replies

Hello,I have noticed before but it hasn't been too much of an issue until now.Can anyone tell me why it has extended the lines beyond the edge of the survey block (in the middle area). This is a completely un-necessary area to cover and over houses which we can't do in this country. (see screenshot)I'm guessing its because of the uneven shape and it hasn't quite picked up on the boundaries. Does anyone know a workaround or solution. I could break up the block into smaller areas and that seems…Continue

Mavlink messages through TCP

Started by Ligia Frangello. Last reply by Ligia Frangello Feb 28. 2 Replies

Hi,I am trying to establish a TCP connection with UgCS and send Mavlink messages acting like ardupilot. I am currently connected on port 5762 and sending a heartbeat message, a  vehicle is being added to UgCS but I never get any downlink or uplink connection. I looked on the vsm logs and this is the output:2018-02-27 12:02:38.826 - <INF> 4 [mavlink_vehicle_manager.cpp:455] New connection [].2018-02-27 12:02:38.826 - <INF> 4 [mavlink_vehicle_manager.cpp:207] Creating…Continue

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Display images onto UGCS

Started by Ethan Payne. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Feb 13. 7 Replies

I've noticed that when analyzing flight logs with geotagged images, you're able to display the image centers. Is there a way to display the full image under that center?Continue

Tags: image displaying, UGCS

Errors with 3s RAW image trigger time @ Phantom 4 PRO

Started by Bodo Schütze. Last reply by Alexey Dobrovolskiy Feb 3. 6 Replies

Hello there,over the past year the RAW image trigger time with our Phantom 4 "PRO" has increased from 1 image every 2.x seconds to 4s. In early 2017 it was still possible to dial in any number for the trigger speed in UgCS and if you went too low/too fast, you would get an error *during flight* about the camera being too busy to process the current command.. those were the still pretty good days with that drone since we could get the most out of it. I think around 2.5s was a safe value.In…Continue

Latest version 2.13 intermittent speed on Phantom 4

Started by Cheaw Wen Guey. Last reply by Bodo Schütze Jan 29. 5 Replies

Just updated to the latest version.Did a few test flights and the speed of the drone is sometimes -1 of the targeted flight speed.Anyone have this problem too?Continue

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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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