How to Set Up RTK with Hammer Missions
Updated: Jul 19, 2022
RTK can revolutionise the way you collect data in the field and is now an integral component in some of the most popular survey drones including the DJI M300 and DJI Phantom 4 RTK
RTK stands for Real-Time Kinematic and is a technique used to increase the accuracy of GNSS positions using a fixed base station that remotely sends out data to a moving receiver
In this tutorial, we will explain how to set up RTK with Hammer Missions
Open the Hammer App and select your mission file. In the bottom right-hand corner select the spanner icon, highlighted below in red.
When the settings menu opens select RTK at the top of the page, highlighted below in red.
This opens the RTK menu. To enable RTK make sure the Enable to use RTK toggle is switched to on
Tap RTK Service Type to bring up the sub menu.
Once the sub menu has opened select Custom Network Service
This will give you the option to input your Custom Network RTK details you would have received when you purchased your licence. These details will include: URL, Port, Username and Password.
Once you have updated the details press Connect Network RTK to connect to the RTK Network.
Please note that you must have a solid mobile or wireless network connection to ensure that your Network RTK stays connected during the mission.
Base Station Mode (D-RTK2)
Position and power on your D-RTK2
Open the DJI Pilot App on your controller and open the RTK menu then select RTK Service Type to D-RTK2
The D-RTK2 and the drone should now begin the process of converging and the middle light on the DRTK2 Base Station should turn from flashing orange to solid green to indicate that RTK is ready.
At this point you can connect your iPad and open the Hammer App, open settings (using the spanner icon in the bottom right hand corner) and select RTK from the top menu
If everything is connected correctly and the RTK is in its ready state you should see RTK Status: In use
If there is an issue with the connection or the RTK is still converging you will see RTK Status: Not In Use
And that is how you set up Custom RTK and RTK with the D-RTK2 using Hammer Missions...
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