Every professional drone pilot understands the importance of having good quality post-flight logs at their disposal at all times.
They serve not only as analytical data to understand the events that unfolded during flight, but also as historical record of flights in compliance with regulations and predictive maintenance of onboard components & batteries.
How to configure log synchronization with AirData UAV
Maven has been updated again! Here is version 3.7! We have included everything we set out in our roadmap plus a few other little goodies that make the app even more useful and still easy to use
The main goal of the update is the import of waypoint missions exported from the “Litchi mission HUB”. To achieve this we had to improve several aspects of the app, such as managing more POIs and a more flexible management of actions in waypoints. The complete change log after the video
More Point Of Interest
now you can define up to 99 POIs in each mission (up from 3)
now you can name the POIs
now you can define up to 15 actions in each waypoint with new types of actions such as yaw rotations, gimbal tilt, pause.
you can also define an exclusive light action! (light painting anyone?)
actions have some limitations, check the user manual for more details
now you can import Mission from Litchi Mission HUB in CVS format, now you can fly your Litchi missions with your mavic Mini and Air 2
will be soon be possible to import more file format like GPX or KML
added full camera control for the camera in the waypoint mission view
fixed the problem that the camera can be reset to automatic on drone connection
added full camera control (manual iso and shutter) for the mavic mini (was already for all other supported drones)
Search for places
added a handy location search tool in the waypoint planner (stop panning back and forth to search for the place to create a mission)
You can search for anything from addresses to places of interest
Bug fixes and improvements
Mavic mini takes two photos when using the shutter button on the remote control once – solved
In waypoint planner the second waypoint does not inherit the corner radius from the first waypoint – solved
Mission list performance has improved, now you can smoothly scroll through hundreds of missions
More heading options
Auxiliary Light control in App Settings
Smoother manual yaw in Cable Cam mode
Update Road Map
The list of functions to add to the app seems to never end. these are the things we will add to the app in the near future:
Height of Waypoints Relative to the ground
Define Missions Flying the Drone to save Waypoints
Follow me function
We will probably make smaller and more frequent updates where we will add, in no particular order, the functions described above plus more. Follow us on social networks for previews !!
Maven just got updated! Improvements in various aspects and parameters for missions to waypoints and more. The complete change log after this video on the update’s tasty feature, hey! also take a look on our updates road map
Maven 3.6.5 change log:
-Improved positioning accuracy in waypoint mission planning (and execution) :
now when you drag a waypoint or a POI on the screen a magnifying glass appears which shows the precise point under it
in the waypoint or POI details panel there is now a zoomed mini map showing the precise positioning
in the waypoint details you can now manually change the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the waypoint
reduced the minimum distance between two consecutive waypoints to 0.5m (1.6ft) before was 3m (9.8ft)
minimum distance between waypoints now calculated in 3D (which means that now you can place a waypoint exactly above the previous one, changing only the altitude)
increased the accuracy of the drone positioning when it has to stop at a waypoint, now the position reached is considered valid only when the drone is less than 0.3m (1ft) from the coordinates of the waypoint, previously it was 1m (3ft)
-Increased the maximum speed that can be set in waypoint missions to 15m/s (before it was 10m/s) note: not all drones supported by the app can reach this speed during missions, check user manual for more details. -Reduced the minimum speed that can be set to 0m/s (0.1m/s for virtual stick mission) before the minimum was 1m/s.
-Increased maximum radius of curvature in waypoints to 500m (1650ft), up from 30m (100ft).
-Enables the ability to manually rotate (yaw) the drone during missions with drones that perform virtual stick missions (mavic mini and air 2) (it was already possible with other drones).
-Added full support to the spark drone
-Eliminated the English manuals inside the app, they are now available online (link in the manuals section of the app)
-Added link to manuals in Serbian language (thanks Milan for the translation)
-Fixed an issue that VPG could not work properly in VR mode
-Fixed an issue that could prevent some missions from loading correctly in the drone
more actions on the waypoint, this also means more types of actions and more flexibility
more points of interest, the number of POIs is now limited to 3 for each mission will be increased significantly
Import missions from Litchi, the supported format will be CVS which can be exported from the Litchi mission HUB.
create mission by actually flying the drone, you can fly the drone and save waypoints (with all the parameters of rotation (yaw) and inclination of the camera)
follow me, this much requested feature will be added as a new virtual coopilot capability
note: the road map is not law, and may be subject to change at any time at our discretion. the timing for the completion of scheduled updates is also variable based on many parameters, we want to keep the level of quality and stability of the app high so we will take the necessary time.
this morning this message appeared on the DJI developer portal, and it doesn’t sound good ..
on the one hand we are reassured that we can continue to update our apps, we have a very interesting updates roadmap with many new features for Maven and we would be really sorry to have to abandon it
on the other hand we are a little worried about the support for the new drones, we obviously think of the mini 2 or the brand new DJI FPV where according to DJI the SDK will no longer be updated for iOS until they solve the question with Apple
We have a lot of work to do to bring Maven to android, and since the problem is not related to that platform, surely this message brings priority (which we need) to that work.
I am pretty sure that two big companies like Apple and DJI will work to resolve the situation in the common interest as soon as possible 🤞, we will keep our attention on the matter.
Maven 3.6 is available on the app store! It brings improvements to all the functions of the app and introduces a whole new function: the virtual co-pilot! Watch the video to find out what it is and how to use it! Check also the complete change log after the video
a totally new feature to the app, especially useful for drones without native Point of Interest functionality (e.g. Mavic Mini) choose a point on the map, then ask the copilot to control the Yaw Rotation and the camera to look at that point while you are free to manually fly the drone.
The copilot has also more advanced skill such as “orbit” and “cable cam” , check the included manual.
The copilot will open doors to great shots even to inexperienced pilots!
-Waypoint Mission Improvement:
1)Mission trimnow you can choose which waypoint to start and end the mission from without deleting waypoints
2) Interval photosnow you can take photos at intervals between waypoints, based on time or distance
3)rewrote the virtual stick algorithm again for drones without native waypoint mission capabilities (mavic mini and mavic air 2) you will see a big improvement in smooths in speed and direction changes
– Faster head tracking speed option in VR mode
-Improvement of the user interfacenow camera controls can be minimized for a less cluttered interface
-Added device charging options for remotes that allow it
-Fixed a bug where the corner radius of the second waypoint could not be saved in some situations
This will be the reference point to get all the information on Maven, the fastest growing app in the sector! It is thanks to all the comments we receive daily that we improve the app! Stay tuned, more news are on the way.
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