Interrupt a mission - PIX4Dcapture


Be aware and keep in mind that Pix4Dcapture is acting as a third-party application.

If an unexpected behavior happens during the flight, you can take over manual control of the drone at any time. It will interrupt the mission and the drone will hover if:

  • (DJI drones) Changing flight modes. Switch the controller button from autopilot to manual mode.
  • (Parrot drones) Moving the remote controller's joysticks.

Fail-safe procedures can also be triggered to make the drone return to the homepoint and land by:

  • Tapping ABORT in Pix4Dcapture.
  • Tapping the return-to-home (RTH) button on the remote controller.
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  • Frederico Giannetti


    During my last flight I've got a problem that made white my few hairs.

    I lose connection with the drone (P4 advanced) because of too much trees between the drone and controller I suppose. So, instead the drone automatically and immediately return-to-home (as occurs when I use DJI apps), it finish the mission and them returned (after 20min, because it was a multiple batteries mission).

    May you insert a function that we can choose what happens when we loose the drone's signal?

    Thank you.

  • Kapil (Pix4D)


    Thank you for your suggestion and feedback. However, the Phantom 4 Advanced is not supported/tested by the Pix4Dcapture app. You can find the list of supported drones and cameras here.

  • 九日 士心

    if the mission is interrupted, the flight mode of mavic 2 pro is changed to S or T?

    Thank you.

  • sandro Torchio

    Hi there, in about the last 10 missions, in a row the drone, a Phantom 4 Pro, stopped the mission and want to go back to the home point, sometimes around 50% some time around 30% even in small project of 15min of total flight time, so a 1 battery propject I tried 2 different phantom 4 pro. Of course, RC and drone battery where fully charged, gps number and signal perfect, App version with the last update, apparently based on my long experience there wasen't a reason to stop the mission. Is it possible to see a log file to understand what is the cause of the RTH? I have to use a workaround so as soon as it stop i habe to push pause and resume, and the drone go back in the correct position to continue the planned flight.
    Is the log file inside the ipad? 

  • Kapil (Pix4D)

    The behavior you are describing can’t be replicated on our side and has not been reported to us so far. I would suggest you go through all the basic checks and troubleshooting steps as it will solve most of the issues that can be encountered if properly followed.

    In case the issue is not solved, I would also recommend you to go through our support article on Which image acquisition app can I use with Pix4D’s software?.


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