2D Photogrammetry Mission Planning with the Matrice 300/350 and Zenmuse P1

The most common type of mission flown with the Zenmuse P1 is for 2D photogrammetry. This article provides an overview of that mission planning process. 

Please view our other help articles if you plan to fly a linear/corridor mission or create a KML file and import it into your mission plan.

2D Mission Planning

1. Power on your drone and remote controller (RC).

2. Connect your RC to a WiFi network or hotspot to ensure base maps will load to assist with mission planning.

3. Tap Pilot on your RC.

4. Tap Flight Route.

5. Tap the + at the top-right and select Create a Route.

6. Tap Area Route.

7. Locate your site by panning around the map and using two fingers to adjust the zoom. 

8. Drop a pin to start creating your survey area by tapping on the screen on the boundary of your site.

To move a pin, tap and hold to select it and drag the pin around with your finger. You can delete the selected pin by tapping the trash icon or by double-tapping on the pin.


9. After points are dropped to define the mission's boundary, tap the check mark at the top-left. If the settings don’t appear, tap the double arrows at the top-right portion of the screen to expand them.

10. Adjust your mission settings based on our recommendations in the table below. You will navigate through several menus in the app to do this. If you encounter settings in the app not mentioned in this table, leave them at their default.

11. Tap the save button on the left side to save your settings.


12. Navigate to the camera settings by tapping the live camera view in the bottom-left. The map and camera view will switch places.

13. Ensure the camera is set to Single Photo mode.


14. Adjust the camera settings as described in the table below. If you encounter settings in the app not mentioned in this table, leave them at their default.


Check the airspace on your site before you arrive, and remember to charge your AeroPoints and drone batteries before your mission.

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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