Immerse yourself into a new world. By harnessing the power of your mobile phone, the Virtual Reality mode brings you the most immersive FPV experience. Watch your autonomous mission in VR mode, or fly manually for added thrills. Requires goggles sold separately. Tracking anything is just one touch away. Using state of the art computer vision algorithms, Litchi keeps your selection perfectly framed while you fly the drone.
Don't want to fly manually? That's ok too, start an autonomous Orbit or Follow and watch Litchi take care of everything. Panorama, Orbit, Follow and more. Each flight mode is engineered to provide best in class results. Kill them if they are. If any of those apps are set as default, you have to clear that setting to avoid conflicts. When connecting the USB cable to your device, it will ask you if you want that application to be the one used by default.
In other words, never choose the option to select any flight app by default. Turn on your drone and remote controller. Plug the remote controller into the electronic device running Litchi. You can now use Litchi. Close any of these apps to ensure the proper functioning of the Litchi app. Turn on your aircraft and remote controller. Connect to the Wi-Fi network used by the drone. Initiate the Litchi app. Turn on your drone and its remote controller. If you are using a USB connection, plug the cable into the controller.
Start Litchi and enjoy. What does the Litchi app do? In the image below, you can check the basic information displayed on the status bar. However, there are a few options that differ from those apps: Tripod mode: A fan favorite, with this mode inside the FPV mode, you can fly your drone super slowly, which will help you achieve great cinematic-like results only available to some drones. Course lock: As the name suggests, your heading will be fixed.
The right joystick will move the aircraft forward and back in the direction already defined. Home lock: When this option is active, moving down the right stick of the controller will bring the aircraft back to its home point, no matter where the aircraft is heading. To use Litchi Vue, follow these steps: Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network internet is not required. Connect the aircraft to the main device the one intended for flying. On the same device, tap on the Litchi Vue icon.
It will turn yellow, indicating that is ready for streaming. Initiate the Litchi Vue app on the second device, where you should now see the name of the main device streaming the footage. Tap on connect. The drone video streaming feed will now appear on the second device. Virtual reality mode To enjoy this feature, you need to have a phone VR set. Image credit: Litchi Litchi waypoints Step-by-step guide This mode is by far the most requested in the new DJI Fly, and a prominent downside of the official app.
Creating your first mission is fast and easy. Tap on the screen where you want to place it. If you want to move this waypoint, long press on it and then move your finger to wherever you want to change it. Tap on the waypoint to edit its settings. Choose altitude, speed, curve size, gimbal pitch, or add a custom action. Custom Actions: Stay for: This is the time that the aircraft will hover in the waypoint 32 secs max.
Start Recording: The camera will start recording on this waypoint. Stop Recording: The camera will stop recording at this waypoint. Rotate Aircraft: The aircraft will rotate to the angle you specify in degrees. Zoom: Choose the level of zoom. Avoid setting it too high, or you will lose quality. Tap on the Settings icon left side of the screen and select the heading mode. Toward Next Waypoint: The flight path will focus on the next point of the route. Initial Direction: The drone will keep the heading in the same direction it had when the mission started.
User Controlled: You can manually control the direction while the aircraft flies the mission. Waypoint defined: The aircraft will follow the instructions set in every waypoint. Choose a Finish Action. This is what you want the aircraft to do when the mission is finished. You can make the drone do nothing hover , return home, land, go back to the first waypoint, or reverse you will need to manually stop the mission.
Choose from straight lines or curved turns. When selecting the latter, you will need to set the curve amount in the waypoint options. Choose the photo capture interval seconds or meters. Interpolate: Manually select the gimbal pitch angle in the waypoint settings. Choose the rotation direction. It can be clockwise or anticlockwise. Tweak your camera settings or set it to automatic. Tap on the padlock top right to lock the mission.
This prevents you from accidentally changing it. Tap on Start to initiate your Waypoints mission. Waypoint mode in Litchi. Litchi Mission Hub If you are a computer addict like me, you will understand the pain of finding out that your favorite drone mission application does not have a desktop version. Litchi Mission Hub. Once we are done with the mission creation process, we can import it to Mission Hub. Here is a full guide for creating a 3D mission using Google Earth: Download Google earth from this link.
Install and open Google Earth. Once in Google Earth, type the place where you want to do the mission. On Google Earth, in My Places, create a subfolder named Missions, then another folder inside with the name of your mission. Create a Placemark on Google Earth.
This will be your take-off point, so name it that way and add the number 1 to it, as it will be Waypoint No. Add as many waypoints as you want your mission to have, naming them by numbers. Time to save the mission. Go to your mission folder, right-click, save place as, save it as a KML file. Go to Litchi Mission Hub. Import your mission by clicking on missions, import, then choose your file.
Now, you will have two options: Treat views as waypoints: This option creates curves between every waypoint. Add take photo action: No curves, and it will take a picture at every waypoint. Open the file, and you will see the 3D flight path on Google Earth! Image Credit: Daniel Cepeda. To properly configure it, these are the settings you should know: Altitude: Probably the most important.
Better safe than sorry. You can adjust these parameters by tapping, holding, and moving your finger on the compass with the Litchi icon. When set to manual, the user will have full control of the gimbal. Subject Height: The height at which the camera should point.
Subject offset: With this parameter, you will set how much the subject will be away from the center of the image. For example, this mode allows you to perform an orbit clockwise by moving the left stick to the right and holding it there. Horizontal movement: When set to off, any horizontal movements will be disabled.
To setup Litchi Magic Leash follow these steps: Start Litchi on your main device the one controlling the drone. Connect Litchi to your drone. Select Follow mode and tap on the Magic Leash Button to connect. Take note or remember the PIN that pops up.
On the second device, start the Litchi Magic Leash app. Tap the Magic Leash icon to connect. Both devices should now be paired. Image credit: Litchi. These are the orbit mode settings you should know about: Altitude: The altitude at which the drone will fly. Radius: The radius of the circle drawn by the aircraft while circling the subject. Speed: The speed of the drone to carry out the orbiting. Entry Point: In this setting you can change from where the aircraft will enter the circle to start orbiting.
Heading mode: It defines the orientation of the drone. You can choose from the following: Center, along the circle forward , along the circle backward , outward and user controlled left stick in mode 2. Direction: This sets to which side the drone will fly; clockwise or anticlockwise.
Gimbal control: In automatic, the gimbal will focus on the point of interest. In manual, the user takes control. Subject height: This is the height at which the camera should point. Here is how you use this mode in 3 simple steps: Make sure that your drone and Litchi are connected. VR mode has just a few settings. Depth offset: This will increase the depth offset on the screen display to make it more appropriate for your eyes. Gimbal Head Tracking: Activating this option will allow you to move the gimbal with your head movements.
Gimbal Speed: Defines how fast the gimbal will respond when you move your head. Aircraft Head Tracking: You can choose from three options: Off, immersive, or joystick. This option enables you to control the rotation of the aircraft with your head. Litchi Focus mode Focus mode allows you to keep the camera centered on a point of interest POI or a device while you fly the aircraft. To show the focus mode settings, tap on the icon left. Subject: You can choose between POI or mobile device. Subject height: The height at which your subject is supposed to be to m.
Aircraft rotation: Two settings to choose from; Manual: The user controls the aircraft yaw. Auto: This option unlocks two more settings: Joystick reference: Choose from default, aircraft heading, mobile device orientation, home-aircraft bearing, or mobile device-aircraft bearing more on this later. Litchi Panorama mode Selecting Panorama mode, you will be able to take amazing horizontal, vertical, and spherical panorama images.
Columns: Select the number of columns for the image. Choosing a bigger number increases the image count and, therefore, the size of the panorama. Height: Select the centered height for the start of the panorama image. Rows: In the same way as in Columns, the more rows, the more images, resulting in a bigger file size.
Change wifi state Allows to change Wi-Fi connectivity state. Record audio Allows to record audio. Read external storage Allows to read from external storage such as SD card. Wake lock Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming. Write external storage Allows to write to external storage such as SD card. Read phone state Allows read only access to phone state.
Camera Allows to use the camera device. Kill background processes Allows to terminate background process. Write user dictionary Allows to write to the user dictionary. Change configuration Allows to modify the current configuration, such as locale. Change network state Allows to change network connectivity state. System alert window Allows to open windows using the system alert, shown on top of all other applications. Mount unmount filesystems Allows mounting and unmounting file systems for removable storage.
Receive boot completed Allows to receive the boot completed notification that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. Broadcast sticky Allows to broadcast sticky intents. Write settings Allows to read or write the system settings. Read logs Allows to read the low-level system log files.
Get tasks Allows to get information about the currently or recently running tasks. Use credentials Allows to request authtokens from the AccountManager. Similar Apps. The result? Amazing shots. Immerse yourself into a new world. By harnessing the power of your mobile phone, the Virtual Reality mode brings you the most immersive FPV experience.
Watch your autonomous mission in VR mode, or fly manually for added thrills. Requires goggles sold separately. Tracking anything is just one touch away. Using state of the art computer vision algorithms, Litchi keeps your selection perfectly framed while you fly the drone. Don't want to fly manually? That's ok too, start an autonomous Orbit or Follow and watch Litchi take care of everything.
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