Today we received a new update to the DJI Fly app, used to manage and control the DJI Mavic Mini and the DJI Mavic Air 2. The update is on the smaller side but still fixes crashing issues, adds advanced gimbal controls for the Mavic Air 2, and improves the in-app battery indicator and flight time alerts.
DJI will likely update the app to bring in the features you can find in the DJI GO 4 app and those specifically created for the Mavic 3. Under the hood Looking at DJI Fly under the hood uncovers that the app file is titled dji.go.v5, suggesting that the Fly app is in fact DJI GO 5 with a shorter and logical name for those just getting into the. DJI Pilot PE is a customized version of the DJI Pilot flight control app, which is exclusively deployed with FlightHub on a private cloud server. DJI Mimo As an app dedicatedly designed for DJI handheld gimbals, DJI Mimo offers HD live video view, intelligent modes that hardly found on other handheld stabilizers, empowering you to shoot, edit. So I made a video and my son accidentally formatted the SD card and now the video is no longer on the card. With that being said the video is still on my Library on my DJI GO APP. Is there any way I can transfer that video to my Mac. I tired downloading it from my iPhone but it's telling me that video shot I. 4K will need to be downloaded by connecting my equipment.
Mavic 2 (Zoom/Pro), Mavic (Air/Pro), Phantom 4 (Standard/Advanced/Pro/ProV2), Phantom 3 (Standard/4K/Advanced/Professional), Inspire 1 (X3/Z3/Pro/RAW), Inspire 2 and Spark. Waypoint/Orbit mode support for the DJI Spark drone model is experimental.
This is suitable for DJI Mavic series, Phantom 3 Adv/Pro, Phantom 4 and Inspire
Step 1: Make sure no DJI-based apps (including DJI Go, Litchi and other third party DJI drone/osmo apps) are running in the background. If there are any, force closed them.
Step 2: If you have another app (such as DJI Go) set as the default for the remote controller USB connection, you will need to clear the defaults for that app in your mobile device (Settings - Apps - DJI Go (or other app name) - Clear Defaults). Some devices automatically set the app you start as default, so this step may have to be done every time you want to switch app (for example from DJI Go to Litchi and vice versa).
Step 3: Start your aircraft and remote controller, and let them initialize for a few seconds.
Step 4: Plug the remote controller into the mobile device. For Mavic drones, you can use either the bottom or side USB ports, however make sure to use only one port at once (if 2 cables are
Step 5: Plugged in the remote controller, Litchi won't be able to connect).
Step 6: You will see a popup asking which app to start, select Litchi in the popup to initiate connection.
Step 1: Make sure no DJI-based apps (including DJI Go, Litchi and other third party DJI drone/osmo apps) are running in the background. If there are any, force kill them.
Step 2: Force close all DJI-based apps (including DJI Go and other third party DJI drone/osmo apps). Please note step 1 is not enough. To force close an app, go to your mobile device Settings - Apps - DJI Go (or other app name) - Force close.
Step 3: Start your aircraft and remote controller if you are using one, and let them initialize for a few seconds.
Step 4: Connect to the Wi-Fi network of the aircraft
Step 5:Start Litchi.
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DJI’s GO 4 app is great for a majority of its users. But for those wanting something more powerful in terms of mapping capabilities or mission planning, some alternatives have risen to the top over the years, including Litchi, Airmap, Pix4D, and UgCS for DJI.
Litchi is arguably the best-known DJI GO 4 app alternative that has all the features found in it plus more, making it great for the power user. The Litchi app will set you back $25, but with the large userbase and frequent updates, the Litchi app is a great choice. The Litchi app is currently compatible with the Mavic series, Spark, Phantom series, and Inspire series, with support for the Mavic Air 2 likely coming soon. On top of the powerful waypoints and flight missions, you are also able to use a second mobile device for the drone to track with the Litchi Magic Leash app.
Airmap first started out without any ability to control DJI drones, but this was added later on down the line. Airmap allows you check if you can fly in a certain location, learn more about certain airspace rules, plan flight paths, request authorization for commercial operations for LAANC-enabled airspaces, and fly and control the camera of supported DJI drones directly in the app. This would be a great option for those wanting to have everything brought together in one app.
Pix4D is a free flight-planning app that is able to create various maps depending on the sensor equipped to the drone. The app allows you to set up a flight pattern in the desired area where the drone will then automatically complete while taking photos at desired points on the map. The images can then be uploaded to the Pix4D cloud, where you are able to then create 2D or 3D maps using the visual data collected by the drone.
UgCS for DJI is another flight-planning and automated-mapping app with powerful features to take your drone to the next level. The app allows you to upload flight missions to the drone, allows you to fly manually if needed, a live camera feed, live drone telemetry as well as being able to connect to the desktop app to even better plan out missions and control the drone.
Do you use the DJI GO 4 app? Or do you use one of these third-party apps? Let us know in the comments below.
Photo: Litchi, Airmap, Pix4D, UgCS for DJI
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