I am a newbie so apologies if this is a stupid question, which may be more
of a gazebo question than SITL, but the model is coming from the gazebo_ardupilot repository so maybe this is an ok question for here.
I have gazebo_ardupilot working fine.
I want to position the drone at a position on a platform above the ground.
I have added the platform as a model to the gazebo world – all good.
Then I want to position the drone on the platform so in the world file I have added
<model name="iris_demo"> <include> <uri>model://iris_with_ardupilot </uri> <pose>0 0 3 0 0 0 </pose> </include> </model>
but it doesn’t work. The drone stays positioned on the ground at startup.
If I modify the x or y these work fine. i.e. I can move the drone to any x,y starting position. Just not the z position
Note that this is just gazebo before I fire up sitl.
I guess I could use the -L option on SITL to adjust the starting altitude - but not sure if that’s really a good way. I just don’t understand why my pose can adjust x,y but not z.
Any suggestions gratefully received.