Litchi for DJI Drones

Litchi for DJI Drones

By VC Technology Ltd

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2015-12-21
  • Current Version: 2.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 107.21 MB
  • Developer: VC Technology Ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 435 Ratings

Description

Unlock the full potential of your DJI Mavic / Phantom / Inspire / Spark with Litchi, everyone's favorite autonomous flight app. Compatible with: DJI Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Normal/Advanced/Pro, Phantom 3 Standard/4K/Advanced/Professional, Inspire 1 X3/Z3/Pro/RAW, Inspire 2, Spark. Waypoint and Orbit modes are supported by all DJI drones except Spark. If you are using Spark with the remote controller, you must connect using Wi-Fi between the RC and the mobile device, connecting via USB OTG is not currently supported. Purchase Litchi today and get a free one-month subscription for Airdata UAV's HD 360 Pro plan, exclusive to Litchi pilots, refer to https://flylitchi.com/airdata for more info Feature highlights: - Virtual Reality mode compatible with most mobile VR goggles such as Freefly VR, Durovis, Homido, Cardboard etc - Move the gimbal/aircraft with your head in VR mode - Track mode: the aircraft can track any object you select on the video preview, you can also Orbit around the tracked object or have the aircraft autonomously follow the subject - Panorama mode: easily shoot 360° horizontal and spherical panoramas - Focus mode: easily keep focus on a subject while flying your aircraft - Orbit mode with advanced settings and real time controls - Ability to pre-plan Waypoint missions without being connected to the aircraft - Waypoint missions will continue even when signal is lost - Ability to plan waypoint missions on a desktop PC/Mac at https://flylitchi.com/hub, missions can then be synced and executed with Litchi - Automatic mission sync across all your devices when logged in to your Litchi account - Draw waypoint missions with the pen tool - Setup classic Waypoint missions as well as Cable Cams, Selfies and more - Waypoint mode supports multiple Points of Interest - Customizable Bezier curves in Waypoint mode for smoother videos - 6 different waypoint actions (Stay for / Take Photo / Start Recording / Stop Recording / Rotate Aircraft / Tilt Camera) - Automatic gimbal control (Focus POI and Interpolate) - Take manual control of the aircraft during the mission to play/replay the mission on the fly including gimbal movements - Use the Panorama preset to easily shoot a horizontal panorama at waypoints - Custom RC keys functions allowing you to create missions as you fly them and more - Load and Save your missions - Livestream your drone's video feed to Facebook - Stream the video feed to a nearby device running the Litchi Vue app (for USB-based drones) - Record your iOS device screen at the tap of a button - Human readable flight logs, can be automatically uploaded to Airdata UAV - Voice feedback for important warnings - All camera settings are included - Automatic video recording Visit our website for more information: https://flylitchi.com

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  • Litchi’s altitude control can crash your craft

    3
    By altitude holder
    0. I wonder if litchi is inducing some of the following problems on purpose in order to discourage autonomous drone flight. DJI participated in an underhanded act when they took away the DJI GO app by offering an update to the DJI GO 4 app? First thing you noticed with the DJI GO 4 app is that you were locked out from using it until you registered your drone with the FAA, which was no longer required at that time. It looks like litchi is gradually taking away the ability to have autonomous flight via undesirable attributes allowed into the app, as described below. ++++ read on ......... 1. Can’t depend on litchi altitude control. I did a 2 waypoint mission that,, climbed straight up to 55 ft, paused for 10 s then climb to 200 ft and paused for 10 s, then auto land. It did the first waypoint OK but went right on by the 200 ft point. When the screen showed the altitude passing 260 ft, I switched the function switch from GPS mode to Sport mode, but it was still climbing. I had to pull back on the stick to start it down, but if I released the stick it started to climb again. When it finally got it down at about 10 ft altitude right in front of me, the screen altitude showed it to be at 60 ft. Then as I was landing the craft, the screen altitude display shot to a zero reading. I wish I knew what is going on with this app? 2. Varying speeds in a waypoint mission can cause added problems. i.e. I created a waypoint mission where the craft’s altitude and speed varied. Videoing all the way, I had the craft ascend to a high traveling altitude and fly out to a POI at a high speed. Once close to the POI it descended to a lower altitude and slowed to about 8 mph for smoother video. Once done with the POI it again gained altitude and speed for the trip back. The problem is when I loaded the mission, the following message popped up. — At least one waypoint has a custom speed set. If signal is —lost during the mission , the aircraft will continue the mission —at the speed it was traveling at when it lost signal. The problem: I thought a waypoint mission was COMPLETELY autonomous. Now I find out it is sometimes dependent on the transmitter for some aspects of a mission, and so it is NOT completely autonomous and that there ARE undocumented gotchas associated with it. 3. Litchi’s altitude calculation method can fly your craft into the ground. From my back yard, ascending straight up then pausing at various altitude settings using a litchi waypoints mission, the altitude that the aircraft was reporting to be at and the altitude it was actually at became more and more in error. I was flying a phantom 4 std., IOS 11.2.5 and litchi 2.1.0. In order to get a better idea of the heights of, a local redwood tree, a tall pine tree, a telephone pole and a distant electrical tower, I had the craft ascend vertically and pause at 50 feet, 65 ft., 85 ft., 100 ft., 125 ft., 150 ft. and 200 ft. The redwood tree turned out to be approx. 55 feet tall. On the way down I had pause points set at 150 feet, 100 feet and then at 65 feet. The 65 foot height should cause the craft to hover at about 10 feet higher than the nearby redwood tree, but it didn’t. On the way down, the screen showed the altitude of the 150 foot pause at 150 feet plus or minus a couple of feet, but it appeared to happen at more like 100 feet and the 100 foot pause was at more like 70 feet and the 65 pause was headed for the ground, so I stopped the mission. On the way UP the various pause points, the aircrafts altitude at each point seemed to be about right, but on the way DOWN it became more and more obvious it was in error. Note that the altitudes didn’t error to a greater than expected altitude, but always to a lesser one. I concluded that the more times you have the craft change altitudes during a mission that sooner or later you’ll be much lower than you ever figured on. So for now, until they fix it, don’t trust setting up fancy missions with multiple close proximity altitude changes. == litchi’s altitude control, considering its hi tech GPS is terrible — Even barometric control all by itself wouldn’t be this bad.
  • Great for missions, not so much for free flying

    2
    By SlickDaGato
    This app would get 4 stars, except there is no “radar” locator (like in the DJI app, that shows your location and heading in relation to the controller). This feature for some reason is left out of the Apple version of the Litchi app. Wish I had know that before I bought it.
  • Latest update

    1
    By 2016 hd cvo
    Having problems with aircraft in waypoint mode. Flying along and all of the sudden leaves the flight course. The only command aircraft responds to is the Rth button. This was a much used mission and never had problems before the update. Tried a different mission and had similar results. Then I landed the aircraft and tried to fly manually and no responses what so ever. I’ve been using litchi for a ear know and really enjoy using it. I’m sure this problem is a bug in the update. Hopefully you will be looking into this issue soon
  • Keeps getting better

    5
    By Shysingh
    Litchi allows me to get the most out of my Inspire Pro .. adding functionality that DJI Go just cant do. Most of the functions that would otherwise require a new drone from DJI, Litchi addresses it with software it’s not for beginners but a powerful tool with some understanding of the parameters
  • Calibration

    1
    By SaJo U.S.
    I bought this app a month ago, when I try to calibrate the Mavic Drone, it fails, and still happens.
  • Won't even up the first time! If a refund isn't issued I'll be forced to file a chargeback.

    1
    By btmar
    Won't even up when attempting to use the first time! If a refund isn't issued I'll be forced to file a chargeback.
  • Disoriented

    2
    By Rgross316
    The app is great but just wanted one thing. In the map view their should be something that shows which direction the remote is facing instead of just the blue dot, and if its facing the drone. When I get far out I tend to loose signal cause I’m not 100% pointing towards the the drone. Also it would be awesome if there was a toggle switch added on the FPV screen to turn the LED lights on and off instead of having to cycle through the settings to do so. For what I paid for the app I don’t think that’s to much to ask.
  • Would like to see added feature

    4
    By MagnusDrives
    To help with planning, I would like to see some sort of preview of what coverage the camera will get from a given waypoint when aimed in given direction. Also would like some way of recording the point, orientation, and gimbal pitch so I can duplicate a still photo from one flight to the next, without wasting a lot of time just inching back to a certain point. This is different from setting a POI because I might want to frame my subject off-center, maybe according to the rule of thirds, which is common in still photography.
  • New update don't work

    1
    By Upholsterbob
    Will not work on my iPad anymore the newest update makes it unusable! Hope Litchi fixes it since I paid for it.
  • Can't make it work

    1
    By Rlenger
    I loaded it to my iPad and it won't stay open!

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