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Waypoint Editor


http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button-Baugruppe/2_Button350x350/OSD-Editor-01.png?m=1437550010










Placing waypoints

Up to 200 Waypoints, POI or Failsafe points can be placed on a map. But before you can do this you need a card which is georeferenced.

How to get a map of the place where you will make a Waypoint fly is described here: MikroKopter Map-Tool.

If you have stored an appropriate card, you can open it in the OSD:

  • http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/resizes/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Bild-LadenOSD1_en.jpg?m=1438160986

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_runter3.png?m=1438161876

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/resizes/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Bild-LadenOSD2_en.jpg?m=1438160986

After the card has been loaded, waypoints can be stored:

  • move the mouse pointer to the place on the map where you want to create a Waypoint, POI or Faisafe point.
  • a "click" with the right mouse button will place a Waypoint exactly there where the arrow is.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Setzen2.jpg?m=1438167909

So up to 200 waypoints can be placed at any position.

  • http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Setzen3.jpg?m=1438239009

Each individual waypoint can also be moved and/or converted to a POI or Faisafe point.



WayPoints Editor

In the WayPoints Editor you see all ont he map placed Waypoints, POI or Faisafe points.
Each individual value can here be edited later. Also a deleting of a single Waypoint, POI or Faisafe point is possible here.

You can place your waypoints manually, or with the Neben der manuellen Platzierung kann man auch schnell und einfach mit dem Waypoint Generator.

Information on this can be found further below: Waypoint Generator.

You can open the waypoint Editor

  • when you place a waypoint on the map with the right mouse button

or

  • via the menu "WayPoints":

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/resizes/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/OSD-WPEditor_en.jpg?m=1441092804

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_runter3.png?m=1438161876

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/resizes/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/OSD-WPEditor_2_en.jpg?m=1441092805



The waypoint Editor consists of four areas:

  • 1 - The menu bar

    • Various settings can be made via the menu bar.

      More information can be found further below Menu bar.


  • 2 - The Mission Plan

    • In the Mission Plan you find all placed Waypoints, POI and Faisafe points.

      More information can be found further below The Mission Plan.


  • 3 - Waypoints template

    • Each placed Waypoint will be set with the value of the Waypoints template.

      More information can be found further below Waypoints template.


  • 4 - Function buttons

    • Via the function buttons you can perform various functions directly .

      More information can be found further below Function buttons.







Menu bar

Via the menu bar various functions can be executed.

Waypoint-List

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Menü_WPListe_en.jpg?m=1441092936

Send ALL to NaviCtrl

  • Sends all in the map listed Waypoints, POI or failsafe points to then NaviCtrl.
    Max. 32 Wegpunkte möglich.

Send to NaviCtrl

  • With this button you can send a partial area of the listed Waypoints, POI or failsafe points to then NaviCtrl.
    If you e.g. plan to fly over a big big field you can fly in steps (depending on the flight time your copter can handle).
    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/SendToNavi.jpg?m=1438078446

Receive from NaviCtrl

  • You can read all already in Copter charged waypoints, POI or failsafe points and display them in the loaded map.

Load from File

  • Loadiung of already on your computer stored waypoint flights.
    The stored waypoint flight will be pplaced exactly on that place where you have planed it.

Save to File

  • Save a planed waypoint flight on your computer.

Export to CVS...

  • The planned waypoint flight can also be exported to a .csv file.

Load as template

  • Loading of already on your computer stored waypoint flights.
    The stored waypoint flight is here inserted at the point in any map where a marker has been set.

Delete (local)

  • Delete all Waypoints, POI or failsafe points in the current map view on the computer.

Delete (NaviCtrl)

  • Delete all waypoints, POI or failsafe points on the copter.

Delete (both)

  • LDelete all waypoints, POI or failsafe points in the current map view on the computer and the copter.


Waypoint

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Menü_WP_en.jpg?m=1441103128

Move Up

  • Move up the marked Waypoint, POI or failsafe point in the Mission Plan.

Move Down

  • Move down the marked Waypoint, POI or failsafe point in the Mission Plan.

Add

  • Place a Waypoint to the point where a marker has been set in map.

Add MK Pos. to WP list F9

  • Stores the current position of the copter as a waypoint on the map. The same is also performed when you press the button "F9".
    (A radio link between copter and computer is required)

Delete

  • Delete the marked Waypoint, POI or failsafe point in the Mission Plan.

Fontcolor

  • Select the waypoint Font Color (P1, P2,P3,...).

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Farbe.jpg?m=1438080122







The Mission Plan

All created Waypoints, POI or failsafe points are entered in the "Mission Plan" in the order in which they were created.
For each Waypoint you will see all set values like altitude, direction or the exact position.

All this values you can change as you want in the Mission Plan.
To do this mark the value of the Waypoint, POI or failsafe point you will change and press "F2" on your keyboard.
Now you can change the values and save it with "Enter".

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Einsatzplan_en.jpg?m=1441103129



After you have placed (or changed) a Waypoint, POI or failsafe point on the map, it will appear as follows in the Mission Plan:

Waypoint:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Einsatzplan-WP_en.jpg?m=1441103129

Symbol on the map:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/P1-WP.png?m=1438166144

POI:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Einsatzplan-POI_en.jpg?m=1441103130

Symbol on the map:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/P1-POI.png?m=1438166144

Failsafe-Punkt:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Einsatzplan-Failsafe_en.jpg?m=1441103130

Symbol on the map:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/P1-Failsafe.png?m=1438166135



Assignment in the Mission Plan

If a waypoint is set on the card, the Waypoint template values are adopted for this purpose.
You can find the individual values then as follows:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Einsatzplan-Zuordnung_en.jpg?m=1441104525

The meaning of the individual entries in the Waypoint template you can read here Waypoints template.

Editing in the Operation Plan

Each value of an set waypoint can be edited individual in the Mission Plan.

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/Einsatzplan_editieren_en.jpg?m=1441104525







Mission Plan -> Waypoints template

Once a waypoint is placed on the card, the values of the "Waypoint template" are used as default.

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/WP-Voreinstellung_en.jpg?m=1441105264

Settings

DelayTime: [s]

  • This is the waiting time of the copter at the waypoint. You can assign each waypoint its own wait time.
    The waiting period begins to run as soon as the copter enters the radius of the waypoint.
    After the waiting time the copter flies to the next waypoint.

    If you set here a "0", the copter will not stay at the waypoint. He flies directly to the next waypoint.
    When you use a camera and this should trigger at the waypoint, we have set a fixed "event time" of 2 seconds where the output Out1 is triggering.
    If this time is not OK for your camera you can also change this time. The value is set on the microSD card in the file "settings.ini" under "MIN_EVENT_TIME". (Link).



Radius: [m]

  • This is the radius around the waypoint. This should be not to small (~10m). This can be helpfully if the copter shall reach the waypoint also on a windy weather. If the range is to small the copter can maybe never reach the waypoint.

    In calm weather the copter can easily reach a waypoint even with small radius.
    If the copter reach the coordinates of the waypoint (+/- the Radius), it will be confirmed by a sound from the program.
    Once this is recognized the "DelayTime" begins to count down. After this "DelayTime" the copter flies to the next waypoint.

    More difficult is the attainment of a waypoint in windy / gusty weather.
    Here it also can be that the copter can not exactly reach the coordinates of the waypoint.
    In that case the copter try and try to reach the exact point, but the wind will prevent this.
    So it can be that the copter hold the place very very long and you think that the waypoint flight is stopped.
    In this case the "Radius" will help. When the copter reach the Radius the DelayTime starts. Also when the copter never reached the exact coordinates, the copter will fly to the next waypoint after the DelayTime is over.



WP-Event-Channel

  • With the function "WP-Event-Channel" (Waypoint-Event) you can trigger e.g. a ShutterCable to trigger a camera on a waypoint.
    The time you set here defines the switching time of the individual boxes of the bitmask when the copter reach the waypoint.

Speed [0.1m/s]

  • The speed in which the copter flies to the waypoints can be permanently set on a value:
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    0||<class="MK_TableNoBorder"width="20px":>=||<class="MK_TableNoBorder">No speed adjustment.
    Der Kopter fliegt mit der maximal möglichen Geschwindigkeit zum nächsten Wegpunkt||The copter flies with the maximum possible speed to the next waypoint

    1 - 247

    =

    Default speed. Value x 0,1m/s = Speed



  • Or with the function POTI1-8. So you can change manually the speed with an Potentiometer on your transmitter.

    255

    =

    POTI1 is selected

    254

    =

    POTI2 is selected

    253

    =

    POTI3 is selected

    252

    =

    POTI4 is selected

    251

    =

    POTI5 is selected

    250

    =

    POTI6 is selected

    249

    =

    POTI7 is selected

    248

    =

    POTI8 is selected



WP-Prefix

  • Each waypoint, POI or failsafe point has a letter in front of the number when it is created.
    The standard is "P" (P1, P2, ...).
    If you will place many many waypoint etc on your map it can be helpfully when you use different letters.
    Here you can set any letter.



Altitude [m]

  • Here you can set the altitude of the waypoint or POI.

  • Waypoint
    • The altitude you enter determines what amount the copter flies to this waypoint.

  • POI
    • This altitude is the "line of sight" for a camera (see "Cam-Nick")..



Climb rate [0.1m/s]

  • If you place waypoints in differnet altitudes you can set here how fast the copter should climb up/down to the next waypoint.

    1 - 254

    =

    Default speed. Value x 0,1m/s = Speed.

    INFO: The Copter is flying at a constant height to the next waypoint. At the waypoint the copter increases / decreases with the set speed.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Flug-Höhe1.png?m=1438155270

    or

    255 (AUTO)

    =

    Automatic speed.

    INFO: The copter is flying straight to the next waypoint. And this with the spped you set under "Speed [0.1m/s]".

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Flug-Höhe2.png?m=1438155271



Heading (0=off, -1=POI)

  • Each waypoint can be given a "line of sight". When the copter reach the waypoint he then looks in this set direction.
    (You have to activate the function "CareFree" during this flight)

  • 0

    =

    The copter did not change the direction of view. The current direction of view is maintained.
    (In the editor you see under "Heading" "--")

    1 - 360

    =

    the copter aligns itself in the set compass direction (1-360°).

    -1
    (or P1)

    =

    direction of view is waypoint "P1".

    -2
    (or P2)

    =

    direction of view is waypoint "P2".

    -3
    (or P3)

    =

    direction of view is waypoint "P3".

    .
    .
    .

    .
    .
    .

    Info:
    Each single waypoint or POI in the map has a unique name (letter + number).
    So if the copter (the camera) should look in this direction you have to set this letter+number under "Heading".

Cam-Nick [°]

  • You can set for each waypoint a camera tilt. When the waypoint is reached the camera mount will change tilt in this direction.

    0 - 255

    =

    Depending on the set number of degrees the camera mount tilts.

    -1 (AUTO)

    =

    If you set under "Heading" a POI, the camera tilt in this direction (the set altitude of the POI).


  • INFO: With a servo gimbal no number of degrees can be determined !
    The direction of view of the camera (you set with your transmitter) is "0°".
    So if the camera looks straight ahead, this is the 0° position.
    If the camera look a little bit up or down, this is the 0° position.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Kamera 0_-90.jpg?m=1438094735 http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Kamera 0_-90_-_2.jpg?m=1438094738



AutoTrigger [m]

  • If the copter is flying from one waypoint to the next, the copter can take a picture automatically every X meters.
    Here you can set at what distance the switching output "Out1" should trigger.

    Info
    The standard switching time per box of this bitmask is here 10ms. With the bitmask you can individually set how the trigger output Out1 will trigger all X meters.
    If needed, you can change the standard time in the file "settings.ini" (AUTO_WP_EVENT) on the microSD card in your NaviCtrl.

Preset

  • Clicking on the gray bar "Preset..." will show or hide this window.









Mission Plan -> Function buttons

Different symbols you will find on the left side of the "Mission Plan".

  • http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Editor2_4.jpg?m=1438929015

The functions of the symbols are:

  • http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-Doppelpfeil_rauf.jpg?m=1438076765

    Move the highlighted waypoint, POI or failsafe point upward.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-Doppelpfeil_runter.jpg?m=1438076765

    Move the highlighted waypoint, POI or failsafe point downwards.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-Plus.jpg?m=1438076765

    Copy the highlighted waypoint, POI or failsafe point and insert at exactly the same place a new waypoint.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-X.jpg?m=1438076766

    Deletes the selected waypoint, POI or failsafe point.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-SendWP.jpg?m=1436342535

    Sends all in the table existing waypoints, POI or failsafe points to your copter.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-SendWP_VonBis.jpg?m=1438076766

    Sends a selected number of existing waypoints, POI or failsafe points to your copter.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-ReceiveWP.jpg?m=1436342535

    Receives all at the copter currently loaded waypoints, POI or Faisafe points and displays them in the map.

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Button-SD_Card.jpg?m=1438928211

    Only to see if the copter is connected with the computer.
    Save up to 4 (with license up to 99) planned WP flights on the microSD card on your copter.
    These WP flights can then be recalled via the transmitter.
    (see also SinglePoint place + load)

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/OSD-SpeicherWP-SDCard_en.jpg?m=1441292848







Move Waypoint, POI or failsafe point

You can move each waypoint, POI oder failsafe point on the map quick and easy with the mouse.
To do this place the mouse pointer on the waypoint, POI oder failsafe point you will move. Press and hold the left mouse button and move the waypoint, POI oder failsafe point to the new position.

  • http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Wegpunkt-move1.jpg?m=1438325541

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Wegpunkt-move2.jpg?m=1438325541







Waypoint Generator

With the Waypoint Generator you can place quick and easy different waypoints patterns on your map.
So you can plan very fast a grid, a circle or a panorama flight.
You can open the Waypoint Generator via the menu "WayPoints" -> "Generator..." or with this button:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/resizes/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/OSD-WPGeneratorÖffnen_en.jpg?m=1441292916

How to use the Waypoint Generator you can see here: Waypoint Generator







Change a Waypoint into a POI or Failsafe point

A click with the right mouse button or with the waypoint generator you can place a waypoint in your map.
Each single waypoint can be changed into a POI or failsafe point.
To do this click with the right mouse button on the waypoint you will change. Then you see a window where you can change it:

  • http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/thumbs/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/WP-ändern_en.jpg?m=1441293015

    -

    Change to POI

    =>

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/P1-POI.png?m=1438166144

    -

    Change to Waypoint

    =>

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/P1-WP.png?m=1438166144

    -

    Change to Failsafe Point

    =>

    http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/P1-Failsafe.png?m=1438166135

    -

    Delete



Example 1: Change existing WP

In an existing waypoint flight we will change one waypoint into a POI and a second into a failsafe point.
In the first step we change WP 5 into a POI:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_%C3%A4ndern0.jpg?m=1438247840

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/WP_%C3%A4ndern1_en.jpg?m=1441293168

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_%C3%A4ndern2.jpg?m=1438242634


And in the next step we change WP 3 into a failsafe point:

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_%C3%A4ndern2.jpg?m=1438242634

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/WP_%C3%A4ndern3_en.jpg?m=1441293169

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_%C3%A4ndern4.jpg?m=1438242636


As you can see, the changed waypoints are no longer in the existing line between the waypoints. Now the waypoints in front and behind are now connected.




Example 2: Set and change an additional WP

In this example we will not change the existing WP flight.

Here we create now in the first step two new waypoints ... and change them then into a POI and a failsafe point.

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_zus%C3%A4tzlich4.jpg?m=1438250805

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_neu1.jpg?m=1438251620

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_neu2.jpg?m=1438251621


... and change in the next step one of them (here P9) into a POI ...

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_zus%C3%A4tzlich0.jpg?m=1438250802

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/WP_zus%C3%A4tzlich1_en.jpg?m=1441293793

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_zus%C3%A4tzlich2.jpg?m=1438250803


... and in the last step the other waypoint (here WP10) into a failsafe point.

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_zus%C3%A4tzlich2.jpg?m=1438250803

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/_en/WP_zus%C3%A4tzlich3_en.jpg?m=1441293794

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/sonstiges/Button/Pfeil_rechts3.png?m=1438242809

http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP_zus%C3%A4tzlich4.jpg?m=1438250805







Radius for the waypoint flight

A waypoint flight is possible in a radius of 250 meters around the starting point of the copter. With commercial license even 1000m and more are possible.
All waypoints, POI and failsafe points should be set within the possible radius.
If waypoints are set in direct border area or outside this radius, the waypoint can not be achieved and the copter remains at the edge of the radius.

With the function Draw Grid you can display the radius.
The possible starting point is marked by clicking with the left mouse button on the map where you will start the copter.

There is then a crosshair -> http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/Symbol-Curser.png?m=1438156054.

Small map area:
http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Radius-250.jpg?m=1438267343

Large map area:
http://gallery3.mikrokopter.de/var/albums/intern/KopterTool_ab_V2_0/OSD/WP-Radius-1000.jpg?m=1438267344