Actions

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Wait

Wait action– wait in the current waypoint for a certain time (seconds).

Set POI

Point of interest (POI) sets the point of interest for the vehicle to face towards during the flight. It is set, either by entering a latitude, longitude, and altitude in a numerical form or by clicking the Crosshair button in the action properties and drawing the POI in the same way that waypoints are drawn (holding the Shift button and clicking on the map). After inserting the POI, click the crosshair icon again to exit POI mode.

Set yaw

Yaw action specifies the nose angle relative to the movement direction or to North direction. Choose option “Next WP” or “North”. The value must be in range from 0° to 360°.

Camera mode

Camera mode allows choosing one of the following modes: “Start recording” for continuous video recording, “Stop recording” to stop recording and “Shot” for taking a photo.

Camera by time

Camera mode by time allows shooting a series of images with a time delay between them. Adding a delay is possible before the shot series is started. The series will consist of an automatically calculated number of shots with an interval between them.

Camera by distance

Camera mode by distance allows shooting a series of images with a specified distance between shots. Delay parameter can be added before the series of image taking is started. The series will consist of an automatically calculated number of shots with a distance between each.

Note: For DJI drones UgCS does not support “Camera by distance”, for now.
Note:For both, Camera mode by time and Camera mode by distance, there is Auto option available if used with Photogrammetry tool. If enabled (by default), it sets the action parameters according to provided Photogrammetry parameters and will take a distinct number of camera shots. The calculated parameters displayed in log window after route calculation (#13, Figure 4. Mission editor).

Auto parameter can be disabled and the parameters can be set manually.


Set camera attitude / zoom

The Set camera attitude / zoom action enables to change the angle for camera roll, tilt and yaw and to set the required camera zoom level. Angle can be set from 0° (inclusively) through 360° (exclusively). Zoom levels are integral positive values.

In UgCS for DJI the value of zoom level is displayed between zoom buttons. This value varies for different DJI cameras according to camera value range. Therefore, before defining the Set camera attitude action value, check the border zoom values of the camera.

The Zoom settings of UgCS are limited by optical zoom range of particular camera.

Note: Due to the different technical approach of Z30, it is not possible to see the correct zoom values in UgCS for DJI - for now the workaround to use this functionality is to find the desired zoom value empirically.
Note: Some vehicles are not supporting this action.

Panorama

Panorama action – allows the vehicle to slowly rotate in the specified waypoint to take a video panorama or shoot a series of photos while rotating

Note: The Point of interest action does not affect connection between the route segments for which it is set.

Set Servo

Action to control PWM controllable peripherals, e.g. retracting/extending a landing gear, LED control, etc. Selected segment and set Servo ID and value of impulse-width in microseconds.

Repeat Servo

The same action as Set Servo with two additional parameters: to delay the action - Servo Delay in seconds and Servo Cycle Count to set number of repetitions.

Note': Set Servo is supported by Ardupilot; DJI: A2, WooKong-M, Naza-M V2. Repeat Servo is supported only by Ardupilot.