Use the information below to get started creating your mission plan
Custom Camera Settings
The R2A & r360 comes with a Sony A5100 24MPx camera
- Create a custom camera in your favorite mission planner
- Define a new custom camera called: R2A or r360
|Number of Pixels - Width||6000 px|
|Number of Pixels - Height||
|Sensor Size - Width||23.5 mm|
|Sensor Size - Height||15.6 mm|
|Pixel Pitch||3.9 µm|
|Focal Length||R2A- 18 mm r360-16mm|
Recommended Mission Parameters for the M300
|General Topography||400ft (120m)||30%||8m/s (18mph)|
≤165 ft (50m)
|200--225ft (60--75m)||>60%||6m/s (13mph)|
|150ft (50m)||>60%||6m/s (13mph)|
Define the mission area by creating a KML
- Download and install Google Earth Pro. Open Google Earth Pro.
- Enter the project address and click Search.
- Zoom in to see the area on the screen.
- Scroll mouse wheel to zoom in/out.
- Press U for top-down view.
- Press N for north-facing view.
- Above the map, click Add Polygon and enter a Name and Description.
- Keep New Polygon box open until you're done
- Go to Style, Color tab and change Width: 5.0 and Area: Outlined.
- Go to Measurements tab in the polygon box and set the desired Area and Perimeter type.
- Using the left mouse button, draw the shape of the area of interest. Right click will remove the last point.
- When complete, click OK.
- In the left section, right click your polygon under My Places and click Save Place As.
- Select the folder and enter the name of the project.
- Save as type: Kml (*.kml) and click Save.
Recommended Mission Plan Software
- DJI Pilot
- The DEM files for Pilot have to be GeoTIFF files which can be downloaded from USGS here https://apps.nationalmap.gov/downloader/#/
- Complete all of your mission planning and parameters before importing the DEM to avoid slow downs on your smart controller.
- The margin needs to be set to 0%.
- Drone Deploy (currently does not work with the M300 due to issues with custom cameras, we recommend waiting for a future version).
- Pix4D Capture
- Maps Made Easy (aka Map Pilot Pro)
- Q Ground Control (PX4 based Flight Controller)
Use the navigation menu below to continue the tutorial.