For a long time now people have been asking “when is DJI going to upgrade Ground Station” for the Phantom series. Well, it might well not be that far away.
For the Phantom4 series, the function will arrive in the form of an update to the DJI Assistant 2 software or Android ( IOS unknown as yet ) app. To use the GS with the Assistant you will need an updated RC firmware. You the connect the RC to the PC running Assistant via a “Dual-USB-Ports” cable.
When Using the Assistant in Flight mode, a real-time video feed will be shown in the right corner of Map Zone when the aircraft flies. Clicking the video feed swaps from map zone to the real time video feed and vice versa.
Setting way points is as easy as clicking the map, you have a variety of settings you can change:
Height： The start point is 40m by default. The aircraft will smoothly fly to the next waypoint when the height is different.
Speed： It is 4m/s by default. he aircraft will smoothly fly to the next waypoint when the speed is different.
Angle：The clockwise angle between the aircraft head and the route only when you customize the Turn Mode in Route Properties. You can choose 0°, 90°, 180°, or 270°, or customize the value.
Gimbal Angle：The pitch angle of the gimbal. You can choose 0°, 45°, or 90°, or customize the value.
Straight/Coordinated Turn：You can choose Straight or Coordinated Turn Mode based on your need. Straight refers to the mode that aircraft makes a turn in a linear track when passing the waypoint. Comparatively, Coordinated refers to the mode that aircraft makes a turn in a arc track along the inner rim when passing the waypoint.
Position Tune：You can tune the waypoint finely by clicking the four icons (upper, lower, left, and right).
Latitude and Longitude： You can directly input the value in the box.
Distance From Prev. Waypoint：You can directly input the value in the box.
Angle From Prev. Waypoint：You can directly input the value in the box.
You can select the action of the aircraft when it is in the waypoint, including Hover, Take Photo, Start/stop Recording, Pan Aircraft, Tilt Gimbal, and Qui-direction Shoot. You can click ＋ below to enter Add Waypoint Actions Module.
Add Waypoint Actions： Select actions below All Actions. Click ＋ on the right to add the action to Current Waypoint Actions in the middle. You can delete or reorder the actions under Current Waypoint Actions.
Action Settings: Just beside Add Waypoint Actions. You can make specific settings to current waypoint actions.
Duplicate to next Waypoint: Tick it to copy all the settings of the current waypoint to the next.
Here are some screenshots from the new Assistant 2 showing the Ground Station feature.