Execute mission without flying


I am testing camera shutter functionality on Pixhawk. More specifically need to trigger shutter from the mission. I need to do different tests and I wonder if it is possible to execute mission without actually flying a machine? I dont want to remove the propellers and pretend I am flying while the motors are running. Is there a way to do this?

Another thing is that all modern cameras have shutter with 3 positions as you know. Not pressed, half-pressed and fully pressed. For most of the camera there should be a slight delay between half and full pressed so that it has time to focus o the object and then fire a trigger.

As far as I can see there are only two options in PIxhawk/Mission planner which is Pushed, Not pushed. How do we implement a half pressed focusing function?

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