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Mission not uploaded to drone (DJI Inspire 2)


I’ve been using Pix4Dcapture for quite some time now with my DJI Inspire 2 but today I had a less than ideal experience while in the field.

After getting constantly blocked from starting the mission by the message “Mission not uploaded to drone” I started to wonder if there is some kind of restriction in terms of the mission grid size.

As it turns out, that’s indeed the case. To give you a better understanding of the mission I wanted to fly, here are some details:

  • 1000 x 750 m
  • double grid
  • 90 m altitude
  • 70% overlap

If I cut the grid size in half, the mission was successfully uploaded to my Inspire. Now I know that there was a limit in the past of 99 waypoints (has since been lifted by DJI) but that apparently doesn’t effect the Fast Mode (which is the mode I’m always using) so I’m not sure what the problem is then.

Is this something you’re aware of? If yes, are you guys working on a solution? (at least give the user more info when the grid size is too big).

Preferable I would just like to fly the mission as planned, and not be cutting it in half while out in the field.

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Can someone please respond to this? Thanks!

Hi Tomas,

In your configuration flying Double Grid mission with Fast mode, it can happen that if the mission is too big, the mission will not upload to the drone and it will prevent you from flying it.
This behavior seems to occur for large size mission but it would have to be investigated more. I will report it to the developer’s team. It should not be linked in any case to the 99 waypoints restriction that comes from DJI.

I would recommend:

  • Flying smaller missions so that the mission is properly uploaded to the drone.
  • Using the Android version of Pix4Dcapture if possible as it may be more convenient for what you would like to achieve.


Hello Gael,

Thank you for your message.

I did split up the mission into two parts but it was a bit difficult to line up the two zones. The flight time was also increased because now you have two zones instead of one large area.

As I don’t have any Android device that is unfortunately not possible for me.

Side question: are you guys working on a web version of Capture? That would make it much easier to plan these mission in advance.

Hi Tomas,

Yes I understand that it is not the most optimized way to do, but for now I can not suggest any other workaround in your configuration.

You can plan a mission in advanced using Pix4Dcapture. It even allows you to fly missions without internet by following a specific workflow described here

A web version would probably improve the way users can share their missions easily between several devices. However, we are not planning to get a web version for now.


Hi Tomas, Gael

I seem to have similar problem, but I am stuck:

My setting is:

Inspire 2, X5s,
surveying a grid of 600 x 600 m (60 m altitude)
Single pass, fast mode. (I even tried cutting it down to 1set of batteries only but nothing changed)

Yesterday, when the drone returned after the first set of batteries, I change for new ones and decided to cut the grid in that moment, so just reshape it, save it and uploaded again, (as a new grid)
but since that moment it didn’t let me fly, I had two responses from the software : or shows as " Mission uploading to drone" and “Camera setting up” in red and with the little sand clock running (I have give it around half of the battery just waiting) but nothing happens. other times, if I cancel it and re loaded goes straight away to “Mission not uploaded” and waiting clock for the “camera setting up”

I can fly it manually in DJIGo4, film and pictures no problem, but cant set up any more the missions.
Since then I have been trying to upload different dummy missions, small or big, turned it off and on fifty times, took all cards off and back on, switch micro-cards but nothing change, cant upload missions at this moment.
Any ideas?

Hi and welcome on the community!

Are you using the Android or the iOS version of Pix4Dcapture?

For a good use of the application and the multi-battery, please have a look at this procedure on our Knowledge Base

First of all, I would suggest going all along with the basic checks and troubleshooting steps described in this article. If properly followed, it will enable to solve most of the issues that can be encountered by users.

Also, if not solving the issue, please try to uninstall/reinstall Pix4Dcapture.