Wake Line for Cable Wake Parks
Wake Line Mode
Straight-Line and Circular Wake Parks are full with infrastructure that the drone has to stay away from, thus following the trajectory of your ride is impossible. Using the AirDog smartphone app you will be able to draw a flight path that AirDog will keep itself on, while staying close (or an offset - front or back) to you while keeping the camera pointed at you at all times. It will only fly down that preset line (Flight Path). These lines are stored in the cloud and available in your profile, ready to use whenever you decide to go back to that particular cable park.
Takeoff, Landing Spot and Safe Positioning
Two Point or Multi-Point Line
Starting from firmware version 0.25 it is possible to create Multi-Point closed Line. You can create a Flight Path with up to 20 points, but note that less points have better results!
Multi-Point lines are directional, so when you draw them you have to draw them in the direction you are riding, for example if you are going to ride in a counterclockwise wake park make sure that after the first point (that you set near the starting point) the second point goes in a counterclockwise direction, and vice-versa for a clockwise cable (see the image below).
Note that the distance between Flight Path points must be greater than 30 meters (100 feet) and less than 800 meters (2600 feet) and the angle between two Flight Path lines should be greater than 45 and less than 170 degrees.
If you're riding in a Linear Cable park, then you can use the Two Point Line as previously. Just draw two points on the map and you're good to go!
How to draw the LINE (Flight Path) via AirDog smartphone App
- Insert battery in your unfolded AirDog.
- Launch the AirDog mobile App and select the AirDog icon (on the bottom of the screen).
- Tap "Search" (allow the App to access your device's Bluetooth connectivity if asked), and once your AirDog is found, tap "Connect".
- Select the "Wake Line" mode to customize it.
- Then tap on the map icon. You will be redirected to the “Choose line” section where all your created maps will be available. In this section you can create new and edit previously created lines:
- To create a new Line tap the "+" icon on your screen (iOS - Top right corner, Android - bottom right corner):
- Tap on the “Target” icon (bottom right corner) to make the map zoom in to your current location.
- Tap "Flight Path" button and then tap on the map where the Flight Path should start (Note: that the points created through the App might differ in real life, so be careful when trying to draw them close to obstacles):
- If you want to create a Two Point Line then tap the second point on the map and proceed to step 12.
- If you want to create a Multi Point Line then after you have marked the second point tap on the map to mark the third, fourth, fifth etc (maximum 20 points). Note you don't have to join the points (the first and the last point) will join automatically:
- You can fine tune any point to your liking by tapping and holding on one point and dragging it around.
- Once you're happy with your Flight Path, tap on the "back" Arrow (on the top left corner of your screen), give your Map a name and save it.
- Select your desired Flight Path from your library, by tapping on the Flight Path name. You will be brought back to the “Wake Line” customization section and you will see a small image of your created line:
- You can adjust any other parameters like “Altitude”, “Return HOME Alt”, and advanced parameters like "Line Offset" etc. to your liking (Note: "Follow Instantly" should be turned ON):
- Once you are done tap on the "Back" Arrow (on the top left corner of your screen). You will see a green dot next to the “Wake Line” mode icon. Scroll up to the “Sync” button (a green circle with arrows) and press it to synchronize the parameters with AirDog.
- Once the “Sync” arrows have stopped spinning (and the green dot has disappeared from Wake Line mode), you can lock your smartphone screen and put it away. The line is synced and AirDog is ready to go.
- You can create a new line or edit a saved line anytime, just repeat the steps above.
Wake Line Flight Procedure
- Turn AirLeash and AirDog ON.
- Press the Menu button > go to Sports > then browse left or right until you see an activity called "Wake Line" and select it.
- Place AirDog in the desired takeoff and landing spot. Make sure that there are no objects in a 3 meter (9 feet) radius.
- Wait for AirDog to give you READY signal on the AirLeash.
- Turn ON your camera and hit the “Record” button.
- Perform takeoff by hitting “Play” and then “OK”.
- Once AirDog has gained takeoff altitude, it will ascend to "Return HOME Alt" then reposition itself on the Flight Path's first point and decrease its altitude to the set takeoff altitude.
- Once AirDog is on the Flight Path, wave to the cable operator that you're ready then shred like there's no tomorrow!
- AirDog will return to the HOME spot automatically once the battery is low, but you can force it to go HOME at any time by hitting “H” button.
Recommended Wake Line Settings
- Sport: Wake Line
- Follow mode: LINE
- *Takeoff altitude: 9 m
- Landing Mode: HOME
- *Return HOME alt: 30 m
- Follow instantly: YES
- Acceleration: 0.90
- Reaction: 1.15
- Go to line speed: 5 m/s
- LINE Offset: 5 m
AirLeash strap placement: Upper arm above biceps is the best location so that AirLeash stays out of water as much as possible.
Takeoff altitude: The altitude AirDog will follow you at.
Return HOME altitude: The altitude AirDog will ascend to during takeoff and the altitude it will keep as it flies to the first point in the line. This is also the safe altitude AirDog ascends to (and flies at) for Return HOME.