I tried finding a recent post regarding this but everything was referring to APM 2.0/2.5 and even firmware 2.x.
I have 3.1.2 on my 3DRobotics APM 2.6 running Mission Planner 1.2.99. I am curious when creating a waypoint mission how the altitude works.
So I live on a street that goes up a hill pretty steep. If I tell my first waypoint at the bottom of the hill to be 100ft altitude and then my second waypoint is 500' away at 100' altitude but the hill is there will my quad run into the hill? I see there is verify height and saw in the wiki that you would check this box but some people were saying that in older versions of APM the quad wouldn't adjust until it got to the second waypoint resulting is it crashing. Of course I could just put a much higher altitude for the second waypoint but I really want to be 100' above that waypoint as well.
Any help would be appreciated.
I fly a plane so cannot be absolutely sure on a quad but on the plane, the altitude gains gradually and proportionately towards the higher elevation.
There is a tool in MP, under Map Tool, called Elevation Graph. You can check to see if your height is sufficient to clear obstacles.
Yes, of course. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I assumed his street was linear, with no mountain in the middle. :-)
I don't see that in my mission planner. Where exactly do you find it?