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DJI Phantom 4 pro V2.0 and Mission Planner

(Tyson Hatch) #1

Hello All,

I’m sure this question has been answered a million times on this discussion platform, but here it goes again…Can Mission Planner work on the DJI Phantom 4 pro V2.0? I aim to conduct a forest health survey with the DJI Phantom 4 pro v2.0, But only want to go foreword with buying the drone if Mission Planner will work on it. I don’t want, and can’t afford to purchase Drone Deploy or other subscription type services (I would rather donate to Mission Planner what I can afford).

Also, in my research, I have chosen the Phantom 4 pro v2.0 for it’s mechanical shutter and 4k video. I plan to use “structure from motion” software to “stitch” the aerial imagery together to form a large mosaic that I hope to process in ArcMap. I hope that the imagery and stitching will be seamless enough that I can used automated classification tools in ArcMap (and of course ground truthing).

Please let me know if you can point me in the right direction. I apologize, I am not very knowledgeable in the drone word as of yet, and I fear I am trying to do something that could be rather complicated.

Thank you,


(Ryan C Smith) #2

@Flobber No you can’t.
But there are other options to your problem… If you get the Pix4d app for your cellphone or tablet you can run your missions from there. Same thing with drone deploy. You don’t need to process the images through Pix4d or drone deploy and pay them anything the apps are free. You can fly the mission and capture the images you process with another app. You can also check out Aero Ranger which I run alot on my android tablet. Also you need a newer phone to handle DJI’s sdk. So go here and make sure your phone or tablet is on the list or close

Note only have one app installed at a time. Things get goofy having more then one installed. Try them out one at a time. Pix4d is what i usually use for mission with a P4P I have for that type of work.

I run Ardupilot on everything else I fly (15 or so drones over the years) but It is hard to get a camera and flight times the P4P has for the price building a drone at the moment. I have multiple Solos but the GoPro isn’t a solution. Not to mention the Global Shutter for mapping. It killed me many times over making the decision to buy a DJI product but I had to for this reason.

Mission planner is made for Ardupilot an open source flight controller software. DJI is closed source and only works with software made for it’s flight controller software.

Hope this helps PM me if you have any further Questions. We are all not fans of the White Whale here in Arducountry. But sometimes as a businesse you need to make hard decision.


(Marc Dornan) #3

Try this. It is really good and it controls Ardupilot and DJI drones.

Check out what it supports.

It is impressive. I used it a few years back but it has come a long way. It was way better than venerable old Mission Planner for missions back then.