We own a fleet of different DJI drones (Mavic 1 Pro, Mavic 2, Matrice M300, Inspire) as well as different remote controls for them (original + DJI RC Pro).
We would like to transfer the GPS coordinates of the drones live to a PC/laptop via an interface and process them further. Does anyone have any idea if there is a way/special firmware updates/hacks to e.g. connect from the USB interface of remote control/BT/WLAN to PC and stream/save the data?
Of course, another option would be to attach a GPS LTE tracker and track the drone, but usually these parts are sluggish, expensive and unnecessary if the GPS coordinates are accurately transmitted to the remote anyway. The question is – how to export it further to PC in real time.
Additional question – in which unit (drone, remote control, smartphone app) are the distance measurements made? Say, for example, the distance to the drone, what I see on the remote control screen. I imagine that both the drone and the remote control have a GPS sensor and telemetry data is exchanged and distances are calculated, but where exactly does the calculation take place? In that case, if the calculation only takes place in the drone (where the log file is also stored), and remote control only sends its own GPS coordinates, my top question would be completely redundant.
Thanks for your ideas in advance!