Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - DJI Naza-M V2

This is the second instalment in a series in which we test the precision of different drones and autopilots by flying them on a standard photogrammetry mission created in UgCS.

Last week we published a test of DJI Phantom 4 where we tested the precision of this drone on our photogrammetry route. In this week’s video we review the flight results from another popular drone autopilot from DJI – Naza-M V2. The Naza-M V2 is a popular autopilot from DJI used by hobbyists and professionals alike. In our case it was mounted on a DJI F450 frame.

We flew it on the exact same photogrammetry route as Phantom 4 with three different turn types – Stop and Turn, Bank turn and Adaptive Bank turn. As expected, with DJI Naza-M V2 being an older autopilot, it did not fly as precisely as the Phantom 4. Out of the three turn types the Adaptive Bank gave us the best results as far as keeping to survey lines goes.

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Safe flights,
UgCS Team

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Comment by Marc Dornan on March 24, 2017 at 3:37pm

Interesting how poorly the Naza M V2 performed. We are all waiting to see how Pixhawk running Arducopter compares to the Phantom 4.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on March 26, 2017 at 6:27pm

Wow, that's really pretty bad.

I know how Ardupilot will fly, if it's set up properly.


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