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Waypoint addition, replacement and change in altitude during flight


(Muhammad Usman Rafiq) #1

Hello, I want to a question. Can we add, replace or change altitude during flight? For both arducopter and arduplane.


(Hunt0r) #2

Yes, there are several ways to do this, depending on what exactly you want.

Have you read the standard documentation yet? Check it out: http://ardupilot.org/ardupilot/


(Muhammad Usman Rafiq) #3

Thanks hunt0r for your reply.
One method which I observe in simulation of mission planner, flight planner. In the normal flight data window I cant even touch any of the waypoint, but in flight planner I can add, replace whatever i want to do with the mission. I just need to press write WP again.
I just want to confirm will this happen exactly same in real flight?


(Hunt0r) #4

Yes, this might work, but be very careful. I do not recommend uploading a new mission to a plane during flight, as any errors in the transmission might cause unexpected results.


(Muhammad Usman Rafiq) #5

so what method do you recommend? I’m trying this on arduplane, if I only want to replace my waypoints.


(Hunt0r) #6

Would you clearly describe what behavior you want?

Do you want to change just altitude, or do you want to actually change the waypoints?
Do you know before takeoff what new altitudes/waypoints that you might want during flight?
Are you flying only in AUTO mode?


(Muhammad Usman Rafiq) #7

Actually i want to change preloaded waypoints, I mean if I plan a flight and load some waypoints, after flying in manual mode, I switch to auto mode and during this time

  1. if I change target waypoint’s altitude
  2. Replace the target waypoint to another coordinates(new Lat/long).
  3. if I add a new waypoint during auto mode to move my plane to that waypoint.
    What method will be suitable? Any recommendation.