Use the DJI Pilot 2 App to follow the ground elevation instead of maintaining a constant altitude
The DJI M300 drone is a powerful and versatile aircraft that can be used for a variety of applications. One of the key features of the M300 is its ability to follow terrain, which allows it to automatically adjust its altitude to match the terrain below it. This can be a useful feature for a variety of applications, such as mapping & surveying.
To use terrain following on the M300, you will need to use the DJI Pilot 2 app, which is available for the included smart controller.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to enable and use this feature:
- First, make sure your M300 drone is powered on and connected to your device via the DJI Pilot 2 app.
- Open the app and tap on the "Flight Route" icon, which is located on the left side of the screen. This will bring up the existing maps and allow for creation of a new Route.
- In the new or existing Route click the pencil icon to change settings, you can adjust the height at which the M300 will maintain its altitude. You can also choose to turn on Terrain Following where the M300 will follow the terrain below it. Toggle the button on, it will turn blue.
- Once you have set terrain following mode, tap on the "Select DSM File" option to set the surface elevation the drone will follow. The M300 will automatically adjust its altitude to match the terrain below it.
- To get terrain data, press the “+” icon. You can import your own file, or choose “Download from Internet”
- Download from Internet uses AsterGDEM data to give you terrain following data easily!
- Check the data to ensure safe flight will occur based on the terrain provided. You should see a set of multicolor flight lines now, based on elevation!
That's it! With just a few simple steps, you can use terrain following on the M300 to automatically adjust the drone's altitude based on the terrain below it. This can be a useful feature for a variety of applications, and can help you get the most out of your M300 drone.