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Landing pattern for RTL in VTOL UAVs


(mohammad) #1

Hello ,
In the vtol drones, when RTL start at high altitudes, the drone reaches the top of the home at high altitude and the Battery consumption is too much in order to discend in the MC mode.
I have an professional idea for RTL. This idea needs to change in autopilot code and the Qgroundcontrol software . we can design a landing pattern such as a fixed wing landing pattern using the software. The UAV must returns to a loiter(altitude) waypoint in FW mode ,Then when it’s reach to direction of home, it must at that altitude start the transition to to MC and reach to the top of the home. Then reduce the altitude to Land .
In this landing pattern we can define this parameters:
1- distance(to Land point) and heading of loiter waypoint
2- loiter altitude
3- landing waypoint

(mohammad) #2

As far as I noticed, this does not need to change the arduplane code and just need to be added to QGroundControl. @DonLakeFlyer