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.