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Payload Controls

Refer to this guide to explore the full potential of FlytBase's payload control feature, enabling precise control over the gimbal, camera switching, zoom adjustments, etc.

Taking Payload Access Control

To control your Drone's Payload, ensure that you have the necessary access. Refer to the following documentation to learn how to take 'Payload Access Control' from other members within an organization.
Before getting started with payload controls; it is important to verify that the drone is online and connected to the FlytBase dashboard. The drone can be turned on from the maintenance tab of the Device Management window.
Payload Controls in FlytBase

Enabling Live Stream

Once the drone is online you can access the payload controls, you can click on the
(Video Stream button) to enable the live stream. Similarly, you may click on the
button to disable the video stream.
Enable/Disable Live Streaming

Switching Camera Views

You can seamlessly switch between different camera views available with your drone's payload.. When using the M30T camera payload, you may select the desired camera view from the available options, which include:
  • Wide-angle
  • Zoom
  • Thermal
Switching between cameras
To switch between the three views, you may left-click on the desired lens type
  • W: Wide
  • Z: Zoom
  • T: Thermal

Using the Laser Rangefinder:

Matrice 30 drones feature an in-built Laser Rangefinder on the payload. This can be used to know the distance and altitude of the subject in the drone's field of view.
To use the Rangefinder, left-click on the
(rangefinder button).
The following information can be obtained using the rangefinder:
  1. 1.
    Distance from the drone
  2. 2.
    Altitude relative to the take-off point
  3. 3.
    Rangefinder marker on the map
Laser Rangefinder

Switching to Thermal Sensor:

  • To switch to the Thermal Sensor, click on the 'T' button
    .
Switching to Thermal Sensor
Thermal Palettes:
To switch IR palettes, click on the
button.
IR Palettes

Dual Mode:

Dual Mode allows you to have Thermal and Zoom camera imagery in a single view.
To enable Dual Mode, click on the
button.
Dual Mode

Controlling the Gimbal

Gimbal Controls
You can take full control of the gimbal with the following options:
  1. 1.
    Presets: These presets serve as predefined configurations you can easily switch between, allowing for quick adjustments and achieving desired camera views without manually configuring each parameter individually.
    1. 1.
      Reset Tilt: Set the tilt angle to -90 degrees.
    2. 2.
      Reset Gimbal Yaw: Reset the gimbal yaw angle to 0 degrees.
    3. 3.
      Reset Entire Gimbal: Reset the entire gimbal to its default position.
  2. 2.
    View Gimbal Pan and Tilt Angles: Get an overview of the gimbal's current pan and tilt angles for precise positioning.
  3. 3.
    Double-Click to Move Gimbal: Double-clicking on the live stream allows you to adjust the gimbal's position and focus around the clicked point, providing a customized perspective for your capturing needs.
  4. 4.
    Drag to move Gimbal: Use the mouse to left-click and drag the cursor to move the gimbal in the desired direction. The gimbal movement will follow the cursor movement. Refer to the following image to understand how it functions:
Drag to move Gimbal

Adjusting Zoom Scale

Zoom Controls
Zoom Slider: You can fine-tune the zoom scale by adjusting the dedicated zoom slider. Slide it towards the "+" icon to zoom in and towards the "-" icon to zoom out, allowing for precise control over the desired level of magnification.

Capturing Media Files

Media Capture Buttons
Simply click the dedicated buttons to capture data during the flight:
  1. 1.
    Capture images
  2. 2.
    Start recording videos

Cockpit View

Entering Cockpit View
Click on the cockpit view for an immersive perspective of the drone's surroundings. This view enables operators to remotely control the drone as if they were physically present inside, enhancing their situational awareness and control capabilities during flight operations.
FlytBase Dashboard: Cockpit View

Switching Video Feed Quality

Switching Video Feed Quality
The video feed quality can be adjusted according to the specific use case requirements, allowing you to optimize the video stream quality based on your preferences and the demands of the situation at hand. You can choose from options such as:
  1. 1.
    Adaptive
  2. 2.
    Fluid
  3. 3.
    SD (Standard Definition)
  4. 4.
    HD (High Definition)
  5. 5.
    Super clear

Refreshing Video Feed

Video Stream Refresh Button
Using the Video Stream Refresh Button, you can manually update or refresh the live video stream displayed on the dashboard. This feature comes in handy when the video feed is unavailable or stuck due to network issues, ensuring that you can maintain a continuous and uninterrupted visual feed during your remote drone operations.