Flight plan

Flight Plan video tutorial

Before discovering the "Flight Plan" flight mode, be sure to download the FreeFlight Pro app.

 

How to install Flight Plan  

 

Flight Plan is available on the App Store or Google Play as a FreeFlight Pro in-app purchase.

You can download Flight Plan:

  • When downloading FreeFlight Pro

  • In FreeFlight Pro. This is done by launching FreeFlight Pro and going to Menu > Flight Plan.

 

 

 

Pre-flight checks

 

Before you fly your drone, check its condition and check for any updates to the regulations. (links to the information documents)



 

How to pre-load a map

 

To pre-load a map, make sure your smartphone is connected to the internet.



1. Enable your smartphone's GPS.

2. In the FreeFlight Pro application, go to Menu > Settings.

3. Press Preload map. > A map opens. The blue dot indicates the position of your smartphone. 58

4. Zoom in on your flight area.

5. Press Preload.

6. After preloading is complete, press    to return to the previous screen.

 

 

 

Presentation of the main screen

 

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1 - Go back to the previous screen

2 - Lock/Unlock flight plan editing

3 - Add events (take a picture, landing, etc.)

4 - Name of the flight plan being created

5 - Drone model used

6 - Center the map on your GPS position

7 - Change the map mode

8 - Open the flight plan directory

9 - Compass

10 - Undo the last action

11 - Redo the last action undone

12 - Change the speed of a connection

13 - Start the current flight plan

14 - Edit the altitude of a waypoint

 

 

 

How to change the map mode

To change the map mode, press the FP-06.PNG button in the upper right of your screen. A dropdown list appears.

The following modes are available:

 

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Satellite

The satellite image of the area appears.

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Map

The map of the area appears.

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Hybrid

The satellite image of the area appears with place names.

 

 

 

How to create a flight plan

 

An internet connection is required to display the map. If your flight plan is in an area without internet access, define and save your flight plan beforehand. To save the map data, do not clear the cache on your smartphone.

NB: Make sure that there are no obstacles on your entire route.

 

A flight plan consists of several waypoints. To create a flight plan, you must determine several waypoints for your drone.

 

  1. Press on the map.

  2. > A waypoint appears on the map.

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  4. The number in the center of the waypoint represents the drone's altitude.

  5. The white arrow represents the orientation of the drone's camera.

  6. Press the screen again to create other waypoints

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  8. The order of the waypoints appears in small numbers on each waypoint.

  9. A link is automatically created between each waypoint.

  10. Once you have completed your flight plan, press and hold the last waypoint.

  11. > A pop-up menu appears.

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  13. Select CLOSE.

  14. > Your flight plan has been created.

  • To undo the last action, press FP-04.PNG.

  • To reopen the flight plan, press and hold OPEN.

NB: For smooth video quality, maintain a distance of at least 5 minutes between each waypoint.

 

 

 

How to launch a flight plan





Warning: Before starting a flight plan, make sure there are no obstacles on the flight plan's route.

 

The flight parameters defined in FreeFlight Pro (speed, distances, default modes) do not apply in Flight Plan.

 

  1. Connect the drone to FreeFlight Pro.

  2. Wait until the GPS icon at the bottom of the screen turns green. This means that the GPS is connected.

  3. In the FreeFlight Pro app, go to Flight Plan and press the FP-09.PNG icon in the upper right of your screen.

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  5. > Your flight plans appear.

  6. Select the flight plan you want to start and press LOAD. You can launch:

  7. a saved flight plan.

  8. a flight plan under construction.

  9. Press the FP-10.PNG icon in the lower left of your screen.

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Parrot Disco: If the drone is already flying, it goes towards the first waypoint. If not, make Parrot Disco take off. Once in the air, Parrot Disco starts the flight plan.

 

NB: If the Wi-Fi connection between the drone and your smartphone is lost, the drone continues its journey. If the GPS signal of the drone is lost, it switches to stationary mode until it receives a valid GPS signal.

 

 

What happens if my Parrot Disco loses its connection?





Should you lose your connection during the flight, Parrot Disco makes circles of 60 meters in diameter for a predefined period (10 seconds by default). If the connection is not restored, Parrot Disco returns to its starting position and then flies in 60-meter diameter circles. If the connection is not restored after 5 minutes, Parrot Disco performs a circular landing.

Update : 17/04/2019
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