1. Knowledge Base Home
  2. Mission Reconcilation

Manual Collection of Flight Logs

Import flight logs into FlyFreely manually

FlyFreely supports several methods of flight log collection, and there is at least one semi automatic or fully automatic method available for both Android and IOS devices. Please see our article on flight logging methods for more information on these.

We generally recommend manual collection as a backup for the other methods, however in some instances this might be your preferred option - a good example would be operators using IOS devices (unable to use mission sync) and not wanting to upload flight logs to the DJI cloud (unable to use cloud sync) - in this case, manual collection is the best method of recording flight logs on your missions.

Importing your DJI log files will ensure that your missions have the most accurate information regarding batteries, flight times and flight tracks/locations. Once files have been imported into FlyFreely, you can view the basic information within the platform and also export the original files for use in other software.

Android users: Click here for instructions.

For IOS Devices

This section will walk through the steps to retrieve your flight logs from an IOS device using iTunes. If you don't already have the iTunes application, you can download it here.

Step 1: Complete your flights using an iOS device

When you operate a compatible DJI RPA using any of the official apps (eg DJI Go), the flight logs get stored on the device itself in both .txt and .dat formats. The following steps will show you how to extract these files from the device onto a Windows PC, and then import them into the FlyFreely platform.

Step 2: Access the Device via iTunes

Connect your mobile device to the computer via USB cable and open iTunes. Click the small phone icon below the menus near the top of the screen.

Once you've access the mobile device, look to the left of the screen and select File Transfer as shown below. You'll be presented with a list of mobile apps that have exportable data. Select the relevant DJI flight app from this list to show the files associated with that app.

Step 3: Transfer Flight Logs to your PC

The logs are stored in the FlightRecords folder. Select this folder and click Save to transfer it. Browse to a convenient location on your computer to copy the folder.

Once the folder has been transferred, close iTunes and browse to the FlightRecords folder in it's new location. You should have something like the following:

 

These are the text files we'll be importing into FlyFreely in the next step.

Step 4: Open the Flight Logs Dialog in FlyFreely

Open the FlyFreely and look for the Flight Logs button on the right hand side of the Missions widget.

This opens to a list view of any flight logs in the system (associated with the current organization). If this is the first time you're importing flight logs, the list will be empty. Click the Select or Drop... button at the bottom of the list and browse to the location of your log files. Select the relevant .txt file/s for import.

Click Open to import the log file.

Step 5: Import Log File/s

The system will automatically detect 'candidate missions' for the log file based on the date and RPAS selected, and present possible missions for your selected. Choose the relevant mission and flight (for missions containing multiple flights) to attach your log file. Click Assign to mission to complete this process.

Step 6: View Mission Record

Now that your log file has been attached to a flight, you can view it in the mission record. Open the mission and select the Mission Log and Flights tab.

Note that the first flight is now using the duration data from the flight log instead of the manual flight timer. Flight 1 also displays the availability of flight log data via the icon on the right. Clicking on this button shows the log data along with controls to download the log file in either original or CSV formats.

For Android Devices

Android users can browse the devices' filesystem directly from FlyFreely's flight logs screen.

Step 1: Complete Flight/s using Android Device

When you operate a compatible DJI RPA using any of the official apps (eg DJI Go), the flight logs get stored on the device itself in both .txt and .dat formats. The following steps will show you how to extract these files from the device onto a Windows PC, and then import them into the FlyFreely platform.

Step 2: Connect Device to PC via USB Cable

Connect your Android device to the computer. You should get a notification in Windows to let you know it's connected.

Step 3: Browse for Flight Logs (Office App)

Open FlyFreely on your computer and navigate to the Flight Logs screen by clicking the icon at the top of the Missions widget.

FLscreenOnce in the flight logs screen, you can browse for files using the button below the flight logs list. Click Select or drop flight logs here to start browsing. Select your device in the left hand column to view your device storage:

exp1-2

Browse to the relevant folder for your flight control app:

DJI Go [Device Name]\Phone\DJI\dji.pilot\FlightRecord
DJI Go 4 [Device Name]\Phone\DJI\dji.go.v4\FlightRecord
DJI Fly [Device Name]\Phone\DJI\dji.go.v5\FlightRecord
DJI Ground Station Internal Memory\DJI\dji.prof.mg.gsp\log\(folder varies)
Drone Harmony [Device Name]\Phone\DJI\com.droneharmony.planner\FlightRecord

Select the specific files you want to import and click Open.

Step 4: Assign Logs to Mission & Flights

The logs will be added to the flight logs list. From here you can assign them to the correct mission and flights. For detailed instructions on this process, please see our Flight Logging article.