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The Main application screen has live video preview on the background. Live video stream is availible at UgCS Desktop client after enabling Live stream. *Video streaming function is only available for UgCS for Command & Control. More details can be found here

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Note: Turn on GPS module on Android device for the location of RC to be displayed in UgCS for desktop. 

Main application screen can be divided in these zones:
1 System bar
2 Application status bar
3 Vehicle control bar
4 Live video preview
5 Vehicle control bar
6 Live stream button
7 Camera zoom
8 Camera position control panel
9 Camera settings
10 Payload control

System bar (1) displays the standard Android device bar. Usually this part of screen includes network connection status (Wi-Fi, 3G/LTE, etc.), device battery level and clock.
Application status bar (2)

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a. SD card free memory percentage. b. Number of visible satellites. If RTK is in use, the satellite indicator will be marked with “R”. To view detailed GPS information tap the “R”.


c. Range extender or remote control battery percentage.
d. Connection status indicator between UCS and UgCS for DJI.
Connection allows mission upload, vehicle control from UgCS and telemetry recording.
e. Drone battery percentage.
f. Distance to home position.
Indicator displays distance projected to the ground, not actual (vertical + horizontal) distance. g. Altitude above ground.
h. Drone speed (airspeed).

Vehicle control panel (3,5) button functions:
Open Route - displays a list of routes that have been uploaded from UgCS desktop. Select a route from the list for the flight.
Upload Route - to upload a route from UgCS for DJI to drone’s autopilot, enabling the drone to fly in auto-mode.
Choose Map Type – to choose which map type should be used for this flight. Maps will be uploaded from UgCS desktop.

Icon Function
Open Route
Upload Route
Choose Map
Show My Location
Show Location of Drone
Go to Home Location
Set Home Location
Pause Mission
Resume Mission
Active Track
Cancel mission
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Vehicle information and settings*
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Sound recorder/Playback
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Collision avoidance beacon on/off
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Gimbal control (Free mode)
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FPV Mode

Live video preview (4) displays video stream from drone camera. Tap the live video preview screen to swap it with the map-view. To minimize the preview screen, tap the upper-right-corner X icon. To restore the preview screen – tap restore Restore map.png icon in the bottom left corner.

Live stream (6) Enable live stream, to display the video stream in UgCS desktop client. *Video streaming function is only available for UgCS for Command & Control. More details can be found here.

Note: Some windows which can’t be closed by X button, can be swiped to the side of the screen

Camera zoom and autofocus (7) Tap and gold T to zoom in, W to zoom out. Tap and hold R for autofocus. The Zoom settings of UgCS is limited by optical zoom range of particular camera.

Camera position control panel (8) blue dot indicator displays current position of camera. To control camera position on the touchscreen, move finger up or down, to left or right (works for payloads with supported yaw control). Invert camera controls in Settings of main menu.

Camera settings (9) various camera parameters can be configured. Tap to set ISO, shutter and exposure values of the camera.

Payload control (10) functions: switch between photo or video mode; make shot or start/stop video recording.

Menu (11) button navigates to camera setting menu to define photo camera mode: single photo, multiple photos, continuous photo capturing (continuous photo mode may not work for Inspire 1).

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.