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Follow Me with DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus

Follow Me with DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus using Litchi App:

Tested by Aerial Picture SA – Somerset West, South Africa

How to start Follow me?

Switch to Follow mode using the top left mode button, ensure the flying area is clear, set the altitude and distance that you want the aircraft to follow you at, then tap the “Follow me” button. Setting a low altitude for Follow me is not recommended as the aircraft’s altitude reading is not always accurate.

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Can I change the altitude and distance while in flight?

Yes, if you are going to change to a lower altitude during the follow me flight, ensure that the aircraft’s altitude reading is very accurate.

Can Follow me be started while flying?

Follow me can be started either in flight or on the ground. If the aircraft is on the ground, it will first take off and rise up to 5 meters/16 feet.

What does ‘Accuracy’ mean?

It is the estimated accuracy of your mobile device’s location, in meters/feet. If you draw a circle centered at your mobile device’s location, and with a radius equal to the accuracy, then there is a 68% probability that the true mobile device’s location is inside the circle.

Will the aircraft follow me if my location is not accurate?

The aircraft will stop following you if the accuracy of your location is greater than the minimum location accuracy. You can set this value in the general settings, it defaults to 5 meters/16 feet.

How do I stop follow me?

There are two ways to stop the aircraft from following you:

  • Tap the pause button at the bottom of the Follow me quick settings window
  • Flip the S1 switch to the middle position (ATTI) on your controller

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Can I turn my mobile device’s screen off during follow me?

Yes, the aircraft will continue to follow you even if you turn your mobile device’s screen off.

Can I change the maximum speed at which the aircraft can follow me?

The maximum speed cannot be changed, it is currently limited by the aircraft’s firmware.

Will the aircraft follow me if I do not have the controller with me?

Yes, as long as you are within range of the controller, you only need the mobile device with you in order for the aircraft to follow you. Note however that the Wi-Fi range from your mobile device to the Range Extender is short. If you want to go further without the controller, you can unmount the Range Extender and take it with you.

How do I know if something is not working as normal?

Voice alerts will warn you when your mobile device is disconnected from Wi-Fi and when the battery of the aircraft or Range Extender is running low. There is also a voice alert if your mobile device’s location is not good enough for the aircraft to follow you.

Our test of the Follow Me function:

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