I just noticed today the new mavlink command available in creating missions “DO_GIMBAL_MANAGER_PITCHYAW”.

I need to set my camera gimbal pitch down 90 degrees to the NADIR position, and my old missions use the “DO_MOUNT_CONTROL” mavlink command for that task.

Is there an explanation about this change in some release notes that I’ve missed?

I want to make sure I’m using the right command in the right place.


There is this:

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There’s a little bit here on the wiki as well.

In general I think that DO_GIMBAL_MANAGER_PITCHYAW is the better message. It doesn’t support setting the Roll angle but on the other hand it does support specifying the yaw angle in either body-frame or earth-frame.