7.5 Vertical Flight Plan

This section will discuss the vertical planning of the device.

The vertical Flight Plan is designed to capture images from a multistoried building, chimneys, etc., where a camera cannot reach. Following are the steps to use vertical flight plan:

  1. Select a vertical flight plan from the flight type.

  2. Set the maximum altitude and number of waypoints with the speed of the device.

  3. Select altitude mode as "Relative" or "Terrain" according to the requirement of an application.

  4. Click "Next" button for further settings.

  5. Now add the fencing points to secure your drone.

6. The actions assigned to camera are as shown in the above image. These actions are required to images or videos from the field.

7. Assign the action required for the camera with Gimbal and Hold settings.

8. Add at least 3 fence points with the altitude required.

9. Save the plan and proceed for flight.

  • You can provide number of way-points with the desired altitude to each way-point.

  • The minimum value of the altitude should be set at 10 meters.

  • Hold can be provided to each way-point, if you want to hover on particular height.

  • Individual speed can be assigned to the way-points.

  • Camera action defines the photo capture action.

The end result of this is a sequence of photographs acquired with a precise forward and side overlap, which may subsequently be stitched together to form a vertical orthomosaic or even a 3D model. This data can then be utilized to discover faults like cracks and other damage.

Go through the video for vertical flight planning in AeroGCS Software.

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