I originally dismissed DroneLink as a poor copy of Litchi, although I know a few people do rave about it.
So Beta downloaded (iOS, although Android version is also available)
So as always a little tentative about throwing £400 in the air on new software thats still very much in Beta.
The interface is pretty straight forward, the histogram is a little big but I do like the battery indicator, its the same as Go4 that many of you will be used to, and much better than the guess work that is needed on the FLY app.
In this Beta version there is no way to switch from manual exposure to auto (as well as toggling the histogram) for this you have to flick back to FLY and set up these up, then DroneLink remembers those settings when you reopen it
So flying is pretty straight forward, and behaves as expected, although I couldn’t find a way to switch between P S and C modes.
Finally while I am on gripes the shoulder buttons do not work yet so you have to hit the shutter button on the screen.
Onto what I really wanted to test, the built in ‘on the fly’ missions, these include dronie, spiral, orbit and pano (my main test today)
So while flying you select the ‘on the fly’ mission you want it to do and set a few parameters and off it goes and does it thing.
I’m a big fan of Panos, and having done manual ones in the past with the mini, the ability to do this as a set function was a big plus point for me
The result was very good, 28 photos in full auto, I stitched them in AGP on the MacBook and just added a little HDR in Luminar4 for good measure
Result, you decide?
I also did a few video tests on dronie, sprial and orbit modes, and I’ll post the results later on those, but all seemed to go well. Yet to try waypoint missions, but is worth noting that the missions run in joystick mode so if the Mini loses connection to the RC then home it comes stopping the mission, not a game changer for me so much as I use the MP for waypoints, and don’t fly the mini (much) beyond VLOS.
Verdict so far, Panos excellent, will I use it, well that all depends on what Litchi brings to the Mini