• Thank you friends, It was very helpful for me. Cheers!!!!

  • the control is necessary for activate the autonomous control ? 

  • My system needs a manual flight mode for safety.  I don't have to hold the transmitter, but I do need some way to change flight modes in the air with a long range proven link.   I use my radio to switch to RTL flight mode when the telemetry gets out of range or the MavLink has a problem.  My control radio is far more stable and longer range than my MavLink radio.

  • Yes. I built a PixHawk/APM powered Hex copter at work for a project using nothing but COTS components. Last few flights I completely weened it off RC control. The Arming procedure using a PC gamepad is a bit precarious with the spring centered "throttle" stick, but otherwise a perfectly fine setup. I flew waypoints and pilot-in-loop maneuvers using just a laptop, gamepad, and data link radios. The RC receiver on the bird was disconnected. 

    The same should be capable using a Tablet running Tower or Droid Planner as well.

This reply was deleted.


sam liked Jimmy Oliver's profile
Aug 25
Mike Whitney liked Mike Whitney's profile
Jul 19
Abdulatif Tlaib liked Ryan's profile
Jun 24