Why is there no geofence support for ArduCopter?

It seems that geofencing in mission planner is only supported on ArduPlane. Is it possible to activate it for ArduCopter as well? Does anyone know why it’s not possible?

Hi rasen,

Simple Geofence is certainly available for ArduCopter in a variety of switchable and failsafe modes:


If you are having a problem implementing it, you will need to be more specific. :wink:

Best Regards,


I believe some of the reason for simplicity in the ArduCopter fence is to make it a low overhead. Polygon fence is sure to come in future releases.

Oh sorry. I knew that there was simple geofence, but I need complex because I need to specify rectangles in which the copter needs to fly in.