Quick Start: Stand Count

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Flight Planning

SETTING UP YOUR FLIGHT PLAN

  1. From Project Dashboard, create a new ‘Project’ button at the top right of your dashboard. (iPhone will be a Blue addition sign)
  2. Create a new project-based location of your device, drag the map around with one finger or your mouse, or utilize the search box at the top of the app.
  3. Select ‘Create project here
  4. Create a project name and click ‘Continue
  5. Select ‘Stand Count’ under New Plan
  6. Identify flight boundaries by dragging the white lines and tapping on “+” symbols.
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STAND COUNT PARAMETERS

Crop Type: Select crop type from dropdown list (Corn or Soybean)
Crop Attributes: Tap on the arrow to change the following items:

Gap Threshold: Majority of the time 12in will work. Populations <26K and >40K will need to
be modified. Measure the distance between three plants to get an estimate of the setting for
these fields. (move slider or type in the box)
Row Spacing: Set row spacing of the field (move slider or type in the box)
Row Ratio Analysis (M/F): Enter ratio as needed to discount any male plants in the Stand
Count

Area per Image: Select how frequently an image should be taken.
Travel Altitude: Altitude used to commute to the start of the capture area and returning home
Capture Altitude: Altitude used to capture images. See table below for details.

 

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Pre-Flight

Connect the iOS device to the remote controller and turn on the remote controller and UAV. Wait for GPS connection to be established (minimum 12, prefer 15 or more)

Tap ‘Start preflight checklist’ bottom right of the screen

Checklist Tips:

Camera test photo fails, select retry. If continue error, select continue anyway

Compass calibration error. Utilize the steps in DroneDeploy or DJI GO 4 Apps to calibrate UAV compass

Flight area exceeds max distance. Update Max Distance setting in DJI GO 4 app

When the checklist is completed, tap ‘Start flight’, the blue button at the bottom right of the screen.

 

Flight

UAV will travel at travel altitude to the first waypoint

UAV will face North and descend to capture altitude

UAV will travel to each waypoint and capture an image at each location without stopping

After an image is captured and saved to the microSD card, the image will be transferred to the iOS app

The Live Feed will pause/freeze during the transferring of the image, this is expected and will resume after the image has been transferred

Monitor the camera icon above the mission box counts up to confirm an image is captured at each waypoint

If needing to stop mid-mission, select the pause button in the Mission box

If a battery swap is needed during the mission, the UAV will return home automatically.

Swap batteries and select ‘Continue Flight’. Data from both flight segments will be merged after the flight ends

Post-Flight

Do not disconnect the iOS device from the remote controller or turn off the UAV until all the images have been transferred to the iOS app. Once the iOS app is on the ‘Explore’ tab, it is safe to turn off the UAV/remote controller.

Older iOS devices may take a longer time to process the data. Wait until the Explore tab shows
results for all locations collected before leaving the Explore tab.

To sync your results to the DroneDeploy web experience, leave the DroneDeploy app open on the iOS device and connect to Cellular or WiFi data. During the uploading of the data to the web experience, the Crop Report may be unavailable

If images or reports do not display after a mission, connect the iOS device to a strong cellular/wifi connection. A blue dot on the top right corner of the menu screen will indicate the system is trying to sync data to the cloud/website which can cause images and reports to not be displayed on the app during this process.

If the system missed images in-flight, is not generating a report, or any other issues – Turn
EVERYTHING OFF. UAV, a remote controller, close the DroneDeploy app, turn off the iOS device.
Then start the iOS device, launch DroneDeploy and create a new project, then turn on the remote controller and the UAV.

Sharing Results

To share the results, the user must refer to a PDF report, download it locally then email/text this document.

Tap on the Report tab, then click on the blue 'View link' under the Stand Count Report section (at the bottom)

After choosing the Stand Count Report, click on the 'View' button to generate a PDF report

To share this report, click on the download button in the upper right corner to download the report.

From here, you can create an email or text and attach this PDF report.

 

Having trouble?
Please review the Stand Count Troubleshooting Guide linked here. If you still need assistance, please contact our support team through the Help button on your project, or via email at support@dronedeploy.com.

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