Changing Course Direction

When planning a mission, one of the parameters you can adjust is course direction, which controls the orientation of the passes that your drone flies to survey your site. 

Most of the time, you don't need to worry about it. However, there are certain scenarios where changing the course direction is helpful. 

Why would you change the course direction?

Changing the course direction can shorten or lengthen the mission time if you need to hit the 10 minutes of mission time required for the PPK geotags used to correct your survey results. Or if you need to fly the site in a specific way (such as north-south), you can do so by changing the course direction. 

How to change the course direction

When planning or editing a mission, you can change the direction of the flight path by dragging the slider or inputting your desired angle in the box next to the slider. 


After you have moved the yellow dot to adjust the course direction, you can continue planning your mission

DJI Pilot

Tap the white tab with arrows on the right side of the screen.

In Advanced Settings, you can change the course direction with the slider or input a value.

After you have changed the course direction by using the slider or inputting your desired angle, you can continue planning your mission.

I still can't do it!

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If you're stuck, the Propeller hardware support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing