The Pro Plus comes with it's own display that is attached to the controller, unlike free-standing tablets that clamp on. There must be something about the built-in display that Litchi can't be used with it. Maybe it doesn't accommodate the loading of 3rd party apps.Well I'll be dipped.... I'd assumed all Phantom models were Litchi ready.
Thank for reinforcing the fact that litchi can be installed on the plus remote. Very simply. Goes way back.For god's sake. This has been beaten to death going on for at least two years. There's plenty of topics addressing this, if only a search would be made.
But once again. The P4P+ certainly can be loaded with Litchi. Easiest being loading Amazon appstore on the controller, then obuying and installing Litchi from the appstore. I did it on my P4P+ over two years ago. And if you have it installed on any other device (iOS, Android) yes, you'll have to purchase it again if you bought from Apple store or Google Play
I did about 6 months ago and I love it on my P4Pv2.0. I do have one question I hope other users can advise before I try this: It's winter and it's cold and standing out in the open with my teeth chattering while flying my drone is no fun. Question I have is can my P4P be flown while sitting inside my warm car using Litchi? I probably won't be flying big routes with it but would like to know if it could be done with a reasonable amount of confidence.Has anyone installed Litchi on their Phantom 4Pro +?
Hey, my friend, thanks for the quick response. Just so I'm totally clear, I can turn my controller off and my iPad will still show the progress of my drone following Litchi's waypoints? Did I understand correctly?Whenever my Phantom 3S has been launched on fully autonomous missions, I go back indoors, having carefully noted the takeoff time, and the anticipated flight duration. To conserve battery power, I often switch off the controller during those 20 minute forays, leaving the iPad powered up. I must add that I happen to reside in a remote Third World backwater that is several time-zones removed from the nearest FAA or CAA airspace, meaning that Line of Sight laws are little more than a trivial curiosity for me.
Precisely seven minutes prior to the moment when Litchi's flight duration estimate predicts my drone will land at the launch point, I power the controller back up and step outside. Within 2 minutes of my stepping outdoors to await the craft, my ears are greeted by the angry bee sound of my drone faithfully returning to base.
The short answer to your question is that you can indeed relax in the warmth and comfort of your vehicle while the drone is away following a Litchi flight path, provided you bear in mind that Litchi's flight duration estimates are consistently five to ten minutes LONGER than the actual length of time that it will take for your drone to return to base.
Hey, my friend, thanks for the quick response. Just so I'm totally clear, I can turn my controller off and my iPad will still show the progress of my drone following Litchi's waypoints? Did I understand correctly?
That's fascinating. The signal range on my P4P v2 is about 4 miles. Going "way out beyond" that would make for a 12 or 16 mile round trip flight, or more. Do you have any trouble on long distance missions with having enough battery power to complete those really long flights?If your Litchi missions are all within signal range of your controller, then I would advise that you leave the controller powered up, so as to monitor the progress of the flight on the screen of your device. My Litchi missions venture way out beyond signal range, such that I don't see the mission progress on my iPad, until the drone is back within signal range, on the return leg of its mission.
If like me, you happen to reside in a country that does not impose Line of Sight mandates on drone flights, then, you can feel free to turn off the controller to save its battery power during long missions beyond signal range, BUT, if you reside in a location where flying beyond visual range is prohibited, as is the case in the USA and EU, then you must leave the controller switched on at all times during the flight.
I have found over numerous flights with my Phantom 3 Standard, that the absolute maximum distance round trip, is 6.1 miles, at the end of which the drone lands with between 15% and 20% battery. For most flights of between 5 and 6 miles cumulative distance, I have been seeing between 20% and 30% battery at the moment of landing.