DroneDeploy Waiting for Drone SOLVED
Last week was our first attempt at using the DroneDeploy app as a flight control system for our DJI Inspire. Whilst the operational delivery of the app was simple, in the initial setup can we encountered a number of problems. These problem are all drawn from safety precautions taken by the app which is a good sign, however error messages are not very descriptive.
The first problem we had was the “Waiting for Drone” message. On connection of the inspire I was not able to connect the drone as this message would remain. I was conducting these test connections inside a warehouse and the “waiting for drone” message was a consequence of a bad GPS fix.
If you encounter this problem, take your drone outside and ensure you have a clean GPS signal. If this does not resolve your issue, open the DJI GO app and check that you are passing all the pre-flight checks. The DJI GO app is better for diagnosing issues than DroneDeploy.