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Copter can still arm without GPS lock


(Frankie Fung) #1

My quad is running Pixhawk , MP 1.3.50, arducopter 3.5.2.

In the MP config page, the parameter ARMING_CHECK is already set to 1, meaning check all including GPS lock.
I tried to arm the quad as soon as I power it up, without GPS lock (as viewed from the MP HUD), but time and time again, the motors can be armed.

What has gone wrong ? Apprceiate any help.


(Chinese66) #2

Check your flight mode,see this.
Stabilize,Alt Hold,Acro,Sport,Land don’t need GPS lock.


(Graham D) #3

Yes, cannot arm in GPS modes if no GPS lock. I requested changes here months ago: https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot/issues/4297 including

a tone to indicate 100% ready to go, GPS 3D lock obtained?
a "can't takeoff without GPS 3D lock" parameter?

(rmackay9) #4

If the circular or polygon fence is enabled it will also require a good GPS position to arm.