Fawn rescue

On this page we show you the individual processes in the UAV Editor, which you need for the fawn rescue: From the registration at the UAV Editor, how a field is delivered in the UAV Editor, how to prepare this field for a flight, to the process how you send the field to your multicopter, for it to scan the field for fawns. At the end, we will show you how the statistics are collected.

The sequences are each explained in a video (with sound), especially for the system DJI/Litchi. The UAV Editor can also be used with all other systems (Yuneec, Mikrokopter, Pixhawk) by exporting waypoint missions.

Before every flight, please do the flight check found here: Flight check

 In order for all the functions below to be available in the UAV Editor, you must register with us as a fawn field registrar or fawn pilot: Contact form

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Process

The process of the fawn rescue is structured as follows:

Picture: The Structure of Process of fawn rescue


1 Registration and login

In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to register and log in to the UAV Editor.

Video: Registration und login

  • Guide: Registration und login

    1. Open your web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. Please note that Internet Explorer is not supported anymore.
      Enter the address www.uaveditor.com in the address bar and confirm the input with the enter key.
    1. Now click on the link «Register Now».
      • Enter at least the username, email and password in the form.
      • Confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and agree with it.
      • Then click the button "Register."
    1. To complete the registration, you must confirm the email address. This is done via the welcome message you just received.
      • Now open your email program. The inbox should show the welcome message. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.
      • In the welcome message you will find the confirmation link. Click it.
    1. After opening the link, you will receive a message that the confirmation was successful and your profile must be unlocked by the administrator. The activation will be done within 24 hours.
      • If the activation is urgent, please write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • If you are a fawn pilot or a field applicant working with a fawn pilot, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can unlock you for these features.
    1. Once you've been unlocked, you can log in to www.uaveditor.com.
      • To do this, enter your username or your email address and password and then click the "Login" button.
      • If you've successfully logged in, the dashboard will automatically be load and you can use the UAV Editor.


2 Submit field in UAV Editor

2.1 Submit field as a guest

In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to enter a field via field login as guest.

Video: Submit field as a guest

  • Guide: Submit field as a guest

    1. Open your web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. Please note that Internet Explorer is not supported anymore.
      Enter the address www.uaveditor.com/feldanmeldung in the address bar and confirm the input with the enter key.
    1. Enter your details in the form. It'd be nice if you could give us all information possible so that we can contact you when needed. Then click the button "Next to step 2".
    2. If you like, feel free to read the instructions and then click on the button "Get Started".
    3. In the location search, you can enter the desired place and the country and confirm the choice with the enter key.
      • Then you can drag the map back and forth with the mouse until you find the field.
      • There are two ways to zoom. Either with the mouse wheel or with the buttons on the top left.
    1. After you have moved the field to the desired size, you can mark the field. Left click on the corners of the field with the left mouse button.
      • If you'd like to move a marker, drag the marker to the desired location while holding down the left mouse button.
      • Double-clicking on the marker deletes this from the polygon.
    1. If the box is completely bordered, you can fill in the form on the right side.
      • It is important that you select only one pilot for "Selection Pilot" and assign him the field directly, if you know him personally, otherwise leave "none".
      • For example, it is very helpful if you tell us when to mow the field.
      • Then click on the "Add Field" button to finish typing.
      • To add more fields, repeat this step just by marking the border of the next field as before.
    1. If you click at the bottom of «List Fields», a list opens in which you will find all your fields. By clicking on the pencil symbol on the right side, you can edit the field again. If you want to delete the field, click the trash can icon.
    2. For the fields to be submitted, they must be submitted with the «Submit Fields» button.
      The system will confirm the successful transfer directly in the window.


2.2 Submit Field as a Field Applicant

In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to submit a field via field login as a logged-in field signer.

 

Video: Submit Field as a Field Applicant

  • Guide: Submit Field as a Field Applicant

    1. On the dashboard you'll find the menu item "Field Registration" on the top left.
    2. In the location search, you can enter the desired place and the country and confirm the choice with the enter key.
      • Then you can drag the map back and forth with the mouse until you find the field.
      • There are two ways to zoom. Either with the mouse wheel or with the buttons on the top left.
    1. After you have moved the field to the desired size, you can mark the field. Left click on the corners of the field with the left mouse button.
      • If you'd like to move a marker, drag the marker to the desired location while holding down the left mouse button.
      • Double-clicking on the marker deletes this from the polygon.
    1. If the box is completely bordered, you can fill in the form on the right side.
      • It is important that you select only one pilot for "Selection Pilot" and assign him the field directly, if you know him personally, otherwise leave "none".
      • For example, it is very helpful if you tell us when to mow the field.
      • Then click on the "Add Field" button to finish typing.
      • To add more fields, repeat this step just by marking the border of the next field as before.
    1. If you click at the bottom of «List Fields», a list opens in which you will find all your fields. By clicking on the pencil symbol on the right side, you can edit the field again. If you want to delete the field, click the trash can icon.
    2. For the fields to be submitted, they must be submitted with the «Submit Fields» button.
      The system will confirm the successful transfer directly in the window.


2.2.1 Resubmit existing field

In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to use an existing field as an enrolled field login, which is, a field which you have already recorded in last year, for example.

Video: Resubmit existing field

  • Guide: Resubmit existing field

    1. Mark the required fields in the dashboard by clicking on the checkbox in front of the blue name.
      • Then click on the submenu on «Repeat Order».
      • You also have the option of repeating a single field with the button «order» in the list.
      • In the following pop-up you click on the button «ok».
    1. A copy of the selected fields is automatically loaded into the field login and appears in the map and in the list below.
      The fields can, if necessary, be edited again before delivery. If this is not necessary, you can also skip the next step.
    1. You can edit a field again by clicking in the list on the far right of the pen icon. This will zoom in on the selected field in the map and in the window right the field data will be displayed in the form.
      • After making the adjustments, in the window on the right, select "Save Field".
      • You also have the option of selecting a field in the map by clicking on the desired field in the map
      • If you want to capture new fields in the same step, you can do the same as the previous tutorial explains: mark the new field by clicking the border of the field by clicking with the left mouse button.
    1. Once you have entered or customized the desired field or the desired fields, submit the fields via the button «Submit Fields» to the system. The system will confirm the successful transfer directly in the window.
    2. Then click on the menu item "Dashboard" in the menu. The dashboard shows the recently submitted fields.


2.3 Submit field as a pilot

The entry of a field as a registered pilot works in the same way as for the field applicant. See chapter 2.2 Submit Field as a Field Applicant.


2.3.1 Resubmit existing field

The entry of an existing field, ie a field which you have already recorded last year, for example, works as a registered pilot the same way as for the field applicant. See chapter 2.2.1 Resubmit existing field.


3 Prepare field for flight

In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to prepare a submitted field from the field login for the flight.

Video: Prepare field for flight

  • Guide:Prepare field for flight

    1. In the Dashboard, click the blue name of the field you want to prepare.
    2. The field loads and you will see the blue field marker. You can edit the field marker like in the field login if necessary.
      Then click on the menu item "automatic area" in the menu and in the window on the button «Generate waypoints».
    1. In the window "Settings Values" you can make the desired settings for the flight path and click on the button "Ok".
    2. The flight path is saved automatically and you can go back to the Dasboard by clicking on the menu item «Dashboard» in the menu.


4 Import field in Litchi

4.1 via Mission Hub - Litchi

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to transfer one or multiple prepared fields to the Litchi app via Litchi Mission Hub to fly the fields then.

Video: Import field in Litchi via Mission Hub

  • Guide: Import field in Litchi via Mission Hub

    1. The Litchi Mission Hub is a web interface that allows us to import and edit the timetables. Are you logged in to both the Litchi app on your smartphone and in Litchi Mission Hub with the same credentials the data will automatically sync.
    2. Select the desired fields and then click "Export DJI". This will generate the flight files and automatically download.
    3. Save the file to your computer. If you download several fields together , the files will be packaged in a ZIP archive, which needs to be extracted first for further processing.
      Click on ZIP archive and select "Extract All" in the toolbar. The files are now available and can be processed in Litchi Mission Hub.
    1. Open a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge, and enter in the address line the address www.flylitchi.com/hub and confirm the input with the "Enter" key.
      If you are not logged in yet, click the "Log In" button at the upper right and enter your "email address" and the "password" of your Litchi account and click on the "Log In" button.
    1. Click on the "MISSIONS" button at the bottom left corner and select "Import ...» from the menu.
    2. Now select the "Browse" button and select the file you want to import.
      • Please note that Litchi can only import one file per import process. If you want to import multiple files , then you need to repeat these steps several times.
      • If the file is selected, click on "Import to a new mission".
    1. To save the mission, click on the "MISSIONS" button at the bottom left and then select the point "Save".
      • You can give the mission a name and save it by clicking on the "Save" button.
      • If you want to import more fields, repeat the steps shown for each single file.
      • If you're logged in to the Litchi app on your smartphone with the same login the saved missions are then automatically available and can be loaded into the drone from there.
      • We recommend that you open the prepared box on the smartphone before you go to the fawn search. This way you make sure that the field was synced correctly and that the app had the chance to download the map data. Should it be the case that you have no reception on the field you still have the option to load the mission and the map will still be displayed.


4.2 Mission Editing in Mission Hub - Litchi

In this tutorial video, we'll show you how to edit a field in Litchi's Mission Hub.

Video: Mission Editing in Mission Hub - Litchi

  • Guide: Mission Editing in Mission Hub - Litchi

    1. Open the settings dialog at the bottom left with the "Settings" button.
      • Control settings like Heading Mode, Finish Action, Path Mode and Cruising Speed.
      • The value "Auto" in the "Heading Mode" area means that the direction of the copter is always aligned with the flight direction. If your copter is designed primarily to fly forward, then we recommend using the "Auto" setting. The "Manual" setting allows the manual alignment of the copter during the flight. This occurs in mode two with the left lever, left and right.
      • The setting "Finish Action" determines what occurs when the mission is completed.
      • The setting "None" causes the copter to hover at the last point.
      • RTH means "Return to home". This setting causes the copter to return to the home point where it has taken off. Please consider the environment conditions and decide if this setting can be used.
      • «Land»: The copter is landing automatically at the last point.
      • «Back to 1». Similar to RTH, but the copter flies back to the starting point of the mission. Decide according to the environment conditions, too, if the setting can be used.
      • Reverse means that the copter returns to point 1 on the path of the mission.
      • We recommend setting this to "None" and set a waypoint near the the start point.
      • Set «Path Mode» to Straight lines.
      • The speed can be set in the field «Crusing speed». We recommend using a speed of "14 kilometer per hour".
      • Activate the checkbox "Use Online Elevation". If this option is activated, the heights of the individual waypoints can be calculated in consideration of any slopes in the terrain.
      • Click "Close" to close the "Settings" dialog.
    1. Now click the "Missions" button and select "Open". Select the desired mission and click on the folder icon to load the mission.
      • In the map at the bottom right you can zoom in and out of map by clicking on the buttons «+/-». You can also use the mouse wheel to zoom.
      • Click on the first waypoint to open the "WAIPOINT 1 SETTINGS" menu.
      • Use the «</>» buttons to toggle between the waypoints. The selected waypoint is marked green in the map.
      • With a click on the green button "Insert" in the upper left you add a new waypoint behind the selected waypoint.
      • With a click on the red button in the top left "Delete" you delete the selected waypoint.
      • If you have set the "Finish Action" to "None" in the settings, then it's recommended to set a waypoint near the first waypoint for the copter to return in a controlled manner. Make sure there are no obstacles in it's way.
      • At this point we would like to draw your attention to some important things in the waypoint programming: The home point of the copter, where you start the copter, must be at the same height as waypoint 1. The multicopter always considers the start point as "Zero height", so like a reference point for the altitude. When a mission is started, the desired altitude from the bottom of waypoint 1 will be added to the start point. This can cause a falsification of the altitude. For example: If the starting point is 10 meters above waypoint 1, the mission would be flown 10 meters too high.
      • Therefore, if you don't start at waypoint 1, click the right mouse button at a point of interest (POI) as marker for the home point. In the "POI settings" you can see how high the waypoint is and can align it with waypoint 1. It's important that it has the same height as waypoint 1.
    1. Open the "BATCH SETTINGS" dialog by holding down the Ctrl key, Mac users the command key and click on a second waypoint.
      • In this window, click the button "SELECT ALL" to mark all waypoints. Now all waypoints are marked green.
      • Activate the checkbox "Above Ground", the text "Altitude" will be highlighted in red.
      • Enter the desired height in the text box. Alternatively, you can also adjust the height with the slider.
      • Now click on the "APPLY" button below to apply the customization. The height above ground is now automatically calculated and adjusted to the terrain height.
    1. Now save your mission by clicking on Missions at the bottom left on and selecting Save.
      The missions will automatically sync to your Litchi account.


5 Prepare flight in Litchi app

5.1 Litchi app short introduction

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to edit missions in «Litchi».

Video: Litchi app short introduction

  • Guide: Litchi app short introduction

    1. Tap the litchi icon to start the app.
    2. The top left corner shows the mode in which Litchi currently is. To perform a waypoint flight you must switch to the "Waypoint" mode first. This can be done by tapping on the top left and selecting WAYPOINT in the menu. Then the plan will appear on the screen.
    3. To give you more space for the whole plan, you can hide the live image of the camera. This can be done with the minus in the window.
    4. Tap on the directory icon to get a list of all missions stored in your Litchi account.
    5. Tap your desired mission and then on LOAD.
    6. Litchi opens the mission and you can see your trajectories.
    7. To move the map, you can drag it with one finger in the desired direction.
      If you drag the map with two fingers you will zoom out. You can zoom in by moving your fingers in the opposite direction.
    1. With the gear icon you can specify settings that apply to the entire mission.
      We'd like to briefly introduce the most important settings:

    Area direction:

      • The value "Automatic" in "Direction" means that the direction of the copter is always aligned with the flight direction. The "Manual" setting allows the manual alignment of the copter during the flight. This occurs in mode two with the left lever, left and right.

    Area end action:

      • The setting "End Action" determines what occurs when the mission is completed.
      • The setting "Nothing" causes the copter to hover at the last point.
      • RTH means "Return to home". This setting causes the copter to return to the point where it has taken off. Please consider the environment conditions and decide if this setting can be used.
      • Land: The copter is landing automatically at the last point.
      • Return to 1. Similar to RTH, but the copter flies back to the starting point of the mission. Decide according to the environment conditions, too, if the setting can be used.
      • Opposing means that the copter returns to point 1 on the path of the mission.
      • The cruising speed is how fast the copter is flying, if no speed is set on each of the waypoints.
        You can quit the dialog by tapping on the X in the upper right corner.

    Changes in WP and height adjustment above ground

    1. To make changes to the waypoints, you have to unlock first. Click on the red lock icon on the top right.
    2. Tap the first waypoint and the waypoint settings will be displayed.
      Use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the dialog to move from one point to another.
    1. Insert a new waypoint with the green plus in the upper left corner of the dialog.
      Now tap on the second waypoint and select the red minus. Now the waypoint will be deleted.
    1. To leave the waypoint setting, click on the X in the top right corner.
    2. For the copter to hold the desired height as accurately as possible, you can have the altitude calculated automatically for every waypoint.
      • Please note that Litchi needs an internet connection for this calculation. Make sure you're connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or your \par mobile network.
      • It's important to know that Litchi adds the height of the launch site to the waypoint height when starting a waypoint flight. This means that the height of the waypoint is always in relation to the launch site.
      • For this reason, the starting position and the first waypoint for a calculation must have the same height.
    1. So drag waypoint 1 close to the intended launch site.
      • Tap the wrench icon on the top right and then select the rectangle icon at the bottom.
      • Select "SELECT ALL" at the bottom left, then EDIT.
      • With the appearing dialog "Batch Waypoint you can edit all selected waypoints at once.
    1. To set the height in relation to the ground , select "Home Point" and tap "Ground".
      • Set your desired height with the slider or change the value with the plus and minus buttons. Then tap APPLY.
      • The waypoints have now been recalculated with respect to the altitude below the waypoint.
      • Above each waypoint are two numbers: The yellow number symbolizes the desired height from the ground. The white number shows the height in relation to waypoint 1.
    1. You can save now or you can mark your launch site with a point of interest.
      • To do so move the first WP away from your launch site.
      • Tap the yellow plus, the drop turns blue.
      • By tapping the place, you can now mark your launch site with the POI.

    Save and delete missions

    1. You can now save the changes by tapping the floppy disk symbol. If you want to overwrite the mission confirm with OK, if you want to rename, select NO and enter a new name.
    2. If you want to start a new mission, please tap on the x in the top right corner and a warning appears. After your confirmation the waypoints will be deleted. The mission just saved will not be deleted, it will be kept and synced with the Mission Hub.
    3. If you want to delete a mission, then click the Load icon again. Swipe to the left on the entry you want to delete. Confirm the dialog with "Delete". The mission will be deleted immediately.


6 Fly a field with Litchi

In this video, we'll show you how to do a autonomous waypoint flight.

Before every flight, please do the flight check found here: Flight check

Video: Fly a field with Litchi

  • Guide: Fly a field with Litchi

    1. Note: Please observe the regulations of the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) and any existing local regulations and inform yourself in advance at the appropriate offices.
    2. Find a suitable starting place and secure it.
      • Turn on your remote and then your copter.
      • Launch the Litchi app on your smartphone or tablet.
      • Litchi automatically takes over the settings in the DJI GO app.
      • If you still want to make a setting, tap the gears on the right top make the desired setting and then click "Finished"
    1. Now upload the desired mission to the app.
      • Before the flight, it is advisable to briefly review the mission settings. Click on the gear icon on the left side.
      • If the direction is "Automatic", then your copter will fly the mission nose forward. For manual, you can turn the copter around the vertical axis at any time during the mission. This occurs in mode two with the left lever, left and right.
      • If the final action is set to "Nothing", your copter will remain at the last waypoint after completing the mission, on "Back to 1" it flies back to the 1st waypoint and stops there. Please check if your environmental conditions allow this.
    1. When the launch preparations are complete, the mission can be started.
      • On the left side under the gear icon, tap the triangle button.
      • The mission will be downloaded to the Copter and started \automatically.
      • Alternatively, you can first start with remote control and then upload the mission by tapping the triangle > upload and the mission starts from this point.
      • First, the copter climbs to the height defined in the first waypoint. Please note that the height is measured from the starting point and not from the height at the bottom of the first waypoint. The flight will then proceed to the first waypoint and then the autonomous flight will begin.
    1. Tap on the pause sign || to stop the copter. Moving the right lever forward and backward, the mission can be flown manually forward and backwards. The copter can also be rotated around the vertical axis with the left lever left and right. Note that the copter always stays at the programmed track and altitude and can not break away from it.
      • When you tap the red square on the left above the folder, the mission will be finished and then you can control the copter yourself.
      • Tap "Start Mission". The mission will now be uploaded and the copter will restart the autonomous flight from the first waypoint
      • If you do not want to run the whole mission again, you have to manually delete the previous waypoints.
    1. The mission ends at the last waypoint and you can land independently. alternatively you can press the "Return to Home" button on the remote control and your copter flies back and lands on the launch pad.


7 Data for statistics

7.1 Enter data for statistics

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to enter statistics data after a flight.

Video: Enter data for statistics

  • Guide: Enter data for statistics

    1. Mark the desired field in the dashboard by clicking on the checkbox in front of the blue name.
      Then click on the field with the left mouse button in the map.
    1. Enter the details of the flight in the popup that opens. The min required values are "Date" of the flight and the "Number of fawns found". If it is a control flight, you also select the checkbox at "Control flight".
    • You can add more flights to this field by clicking the "Add Flight" button.
    • After you have entered the information you can click «Save».


7.2 Import data for statistics from logfile

In this tutorial video we will show you how to read a field in the UAV Editor using your multicopter logfiles, so your data is recorded for statistics.

Video: Import data for statistics from logfile

  • Guide: Import data for statistics from logfile

    1. Note: At the moment the logfiles can be read by the following flying systems: DJI, Mikrokopter (Coming soon: Pixhawk, Yuneec).
    2. Click on the button "Import Logfile" in the dashboard. Load the desired logfile by dropping it in the dropzone with the mouse, or by clicking over the dropzone and select the logfile in the dialog.
    3. After successful import a popup appears with the message that the import was successful.
    4. The system will create a new field in your dashboard based on your logfile's name «Import Logfile Flight Flight Date, Flight Time».
      The field contains the following data:
      • The flown field surface (polygon)
      • Date and time of the flight
    1. Please check and complete the details.

    Flight information:

      • Mark the desired field in the dashboard by clicking on the checkbox in front of the blue name.
      • Then click on the field with the left mouse button in the map.
      • Enter the details of the flight in the popup that opens. Complete the entry "Number of found fawns". If it is a control flight, you also select the checkbox at "Control flight".
      • You can add more flights to this field manually by clicking the "Add Flight" button.
      • After you have entered the information you can click «Save».

    Polygon:

      • Check the field area in the map. If you would like to correct it, click on the blue field name in the list. This loads the field in the UAV Editor.
      • You can now move the field markers by moving the blue marker to the desired location with the left mouse button pressed down. Double-click on the marker to delete it from the polygon.
      • The adjustments are saved automatically and you can go back to the Dashboard by clicking on the menu item "Dashboard".


7.3 Export data for statistics

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to export statistics data after the season ends.

Video: Export data for statistics

  • Guide: Export data for statistics

    1. Mark all fields in the dashboard by clicking on the checkbox in the first column and then on the "Export XLS" submenu. This generates an XLS file and automatically download it.
      • The XLS file contains all the fields that you have previously selected. The fields with a control flight have two rows: one row per control flight and one row for normal flight.
      • You can then forward the XLS file via mail.
    1. Open your email program and create a new message. As receiver you enter the email address and in the subject the desired input. Then add the file and click on the button to send.


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