Capture keeps on crashing
The goal of today’s mission was testing my new Olympus 12mm lens for mapping missions. But to be honest, I’m pretty disappointed.
First of all, Capture crashed many, many times; during missions setup, after mission setup and even after completing a mission. Even worse, after crashing, it restarts immediately but never was able to reconnect to the RC / aircraft controller. It took me many manual stops and starts until I finally could take off.
Next problem: mission upload. Took me at least 10 times until I managed to successfully upload a mission, no idea why. Capture also doesn’t allow to retry uploading, you have to cancel and restart the mission (while aircraft is in flight and uses battery). Also the telemetry data (e.g. #satellites) comes and goes. The telemetry link works well with GO (under iOS), but not with Capture.
After many attempts, I finally managed to conduct a mission, but as it turns out, the forward lap is far away from 90% (only about 75%, with a wide-angle 12mm lens). The single images are usable but need to be adjusted image by image, too many issues with color temperature, etc… And, last but not least, while most pictures are taken with a speed of 1/400 and look pretty good, two pictures look completely black. The camera or Capture decided to choose 1/5700 and 1/8000 for just two images, although the landscape and lighting is exactly the same as in the last image.
Bottom line: My Inspire 1 Pro is not usable for mapping missions, not at all. I will have to carefully consider whether to sell it or to keep, waiting for improvements here and there.