Drone Pilot Guides

Guides for drone pilots to help collect the best data for use with the Propeller Platform.

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Mission Settings

Flying at low height

mission settings, Phantom 4 RTK, GS RTK, flight ceiling
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What white balance will work the best for my survey?

white balance, light conditions, mission planning
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Changing course direction

P4R, GS RTK, mission planning, orientation, flight path
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What does "compatible geotag" mean?

In the uploading of data, one of these requirements for validation of the submitted imagery is the compatible geotag for the photos.
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Contiguous image collections

Datasets should contain only one contiguous region of images
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What is ISO and how does it influence the images in my drone survey?

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Should I use distortion correction?

Distortion correction, GS RTK, camera settings
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Image aspect ratio

What aspect ratio should you use?
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Written by Benjamin Drew
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Shutter Priority Mode

Shutter priority and how it can help your image quality.
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Written by Benjamin Drew
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Recommended camera models

What does it mean if my camera model is recommended?
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Shooting angle: course aligned

Which way should the camera be oriented?
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Written by Benjamin Drew
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Best practices for drone surveying in winter

winter, ISO, shutter speed, AeroPoints, data capture
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Written by Elizabeth Fugikawa
Updated over a week ago