How to fly on 4G LTE (User Manual)

softice edited this page Jun 22, 2018 · 1 revision

Preparation

  • Charge your batteries!
  • Ensure the device connected to Skycontroller 2 via USB is not Wi-Fi connected to the Disco. Disable auto-join for Disco's SSID (e.g. DISCO-123456) or disable Wi-Fi entirely.
  • Disable Geofence in FreeFlight Pro if you want to overcome the 2 km max. limit

Ready, 4G, go!

  1. Turn on the Disco with the 4G/LTE USB modem plugged in and wait for the Glympse SMS/Push Notifications to arrive.
  2. Open the Glympse link and start tracking the Disco's position.
  3. Enable tethering on your mobile device (iOS: "Personal Hotspot" or Android: "Portable WLAN hotspot")
  4. Start the SkyController 2 and wait until it's connected to the Disco via Wi-Fi (LED: green solid)
  5. Double press Settings button on Skycontroller 2.
    LED: flashing blue/white for 1 seconds (to indicate switch-over to 4G/LTE mode)
    LED: flashing magenta (trying to associate to mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and obtaining IP address)
    LED: flashing blue (starting zerotier and trying to reach Disco via zerotier tunnel)
    LED: solid blue (Disco is connected via 4G/LTE)
  6. Plug in FreeFlight Pro device into Skycontroller 2 via USB cable.
  7. Wait for video streams to start (takes between 10 and 20 seconds)
  8. Press the take-off button and fly! :grinning:

Switch back to Wi-Fi during flight

  1. Double press Settings button on Skycontroller 2.
    LED: flashing green/white for 1 seconds (to indicate switch-over to Wi-Fi mode)
    LED: flashing red (trying to associate to Disco and obtaining IP address)
    LED: solid green (Disco is connected via Wi-Fi)
  2. Continue to fly! (on limited range though :confused:)

Note: It is not advised to switch to Wi-Fi while the Disco is just above the take off point. Switching to Wi-Fi will cause 4G/LTE to disconnect, which will put the Disco into Return-To-Home mode. As it's already above the take off point, it will initiate circular landing. In case the switch-over to Wi-Fi (around 5-10 seconds) takes too long, the circular landing might end in a unplanned tree visit.

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