Charles Sappington

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About Charles Sappington

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  1. I have an X-Star Premium and have had for a couple of months now. I also have had a DJI P3P, a P4 and now have a P4P. The software for the Autel is pretty good and is is very quick, but it is NOT a P4P. The Phantom is rock solid in hovers and very solid in flight, where the Autel is harder to control and not nearly as stable. The camera is quite good, comparable to the Phantom 4, and I like the removable gimbal. I might be interested in the FLIR Duo when it is available. I have had a few problems with dropped and corrupted photos, ruining several DroneBase missions which had to
  2. I have an X-Star Premium and have had for a couple of months now. I also have had a DJI P3P, a P4 and now have a P4P. The software for the Autel is pretty good and is is very quick, but it is NOT a P4P. The Phantom is rock solid in hovers and very solid in flight, where the Autel is harder to control and not nearly as stable. The camera is quite good, comparable to the Phantom 4, and I like the removable gimbal. I might be interested in the FLIR Duo when it is available. I have had a few problems with dropped and corrupted photos, ruining several DroneBase missions which had to be re
  3. I have flown about 50 pano missions for DroneBase, and have had, for the most part, a positive experience. All of my missions have been accepted, and about half have actually paid, usually within a few days. While it is not serious money, it gives me some flight time and a bit of income. If you are having trouble getting missions accepted, try using manual exposure for all the pano images. Auto exposure will change settings as the drone rotates and make it difficult for the software to stitch the images together. For the panos, I shoot 8 images, rotating the drone manually at 0 degrees, 8 at 4