How To Transition from the Phantom 4 RTK to the Mavic 3 Enterprise


As the Mavic 3 Enterprise (M3E) assumes the role of the workhorse, survey-grade quadcopter drone, here are some tips on transitioning from flying the Phantom 4 RTK (P4R) to the M3E. 

Mission Plans

There is no simple method for moving your saved mission plans from your P4R to your M3E, but here are a few ways to transfer your mission boundaries: 

Export from Propeller

Export the Trimmed DTM Survey boundary, or some other measurement boundary, from a Propeller dataset as a KML file. 

1. Navigate to the site in your portal.

2. Turn on the Trimmed DSM Survey Boundary in the Survey tab.

3. Right-click on the highlighted area on the map.

4. Click Convert to Measurement.  Select any polygon measurement.

5. Click on the Measure tab and locate the measurement just created.

6. Click on the 3 dots next to the measurement, then Export.

7. Choose the KML option, then Export.

You can then import that KML to the M3E controller and use it for mission planning. 

Use Your Existing KML Files

If you still have the KML files you used to plan missions on your P4R, you can import those to your M3E controller for mission planning. 

Camera Settings

The camera settings for the M3E are not set during mission planning but instead are adjusted from the live camera view while the aircraft is powered on. Remember to check your camera settings every time you fly!

In particular, ensure that the dewarping setting is turned on, or your data will be less accurate. 


I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to equip you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.

If you're stuck, the Propeller hardware support team may be able to help. You can contact them by emailing hardwaresupport@propelleraero.com.au.

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