As some of you may know, I’m trying to track the building of a local dual carriageway bypass.
I’ve been working on a Litchi mission to basically fly the route of the bypass and for testing purposes I broken it down in to smaller missions, with each mission getting braver (ie. further away)
The two local missions have been fine, no problems. Today though I ran the ‘full’ mission which saw my trust Mavic Pro head off under it’s own steam, beyond VLOS (I know, I know, but that’s a whole other subject).
Anyway, during the mission I started to lose my bottle, mainly because the video signal was starting to drop out, as was the RC connection too. I knew the Mavic should carry on and complete it’s mission, and the last waypoint on the mission was set directly above my house.
Sure enough, the connection dropped out and I had now lost all visuals and all comms.
My beloved Mavic was flying under its own steam towards a huge expanse of water (Wigan Flashes) where I’d set it up to take four photos of a bridge being built over the canal.
Those were looonnnnggg minutes that it was gone. Panic started to set in
Eventually my trusty bird reconnected and then a minute later I could see it.
The mission completed perfectly and I was taking a look at it on AirData tonight and noticed that the flight log only seems to contain data that was recorded while the RC was connected. All data while the drone was out of range was missing.
The yellow line is what was logged, the red circle is where the drone carried on (successfully) and did it’s thing.
My question being, is this correct?
I was expecting to see the entire flight log?
Thinking about it I suppose that the Litchi app can only log what data it gets from the RC, but I somehow assumed it might magically download the log from the bird.
I guess not?