GPS Flight modes

PositionHold

Hold current position, no stick response except Yaw.

Compatible with GPS Assist which enables a brake sequence before entering PositionHold.

See this page: Position Hold

CourseLock

This is a semi autonomous mode.The craft will hold its current course and altitude. The pilot can change both course and altitude using sticks.

Position is adjusted in saved orientation, if vehicle was facing south when mode was enabled, pitch forward will make it go south

VelocityRoam

Hold position, and control it with stick inputs

Position is adjusted in vehicle's own orientation, pitch forward makes vehicle go forward

See also Gps assist page for something similar.

HomeLeash

Hold position, and control it with stick inputs

Vehicle will go further from Home Location with pitch forward, and vice versa. Rolling will make it go left and right respectively when observed from the Base location.

Yaw orientation makes no difference to Pitch/Roll actions.

AbsolutePosition 

Hold position, and control it with stick inputs 

Roll and Pitch are relative to compass directions: Pitch forward will make vehicle go North, back South, Roll right will make vehicle go East, left West

ReturnToBase

Return to Home Location in a straight line and stay into Position Hold when it gets there.

Altitude will be higher of Home or current location when engaged + offset.

  •  Offset can be set in FlightModeSettings > ReturnToBaseAltitudeOffset, default is 10 meters

See this page: Return to base

Land

Maintain current GPS position and automatically land the aircraft with ground detection.

See FlightModeSettings > LandingVelocity value (default 0,6m/s)

See this page: Auto Land

PathPlanner

This is a fully autonomous mode.

The craft will fly according to a previously uploaded path plan consisting of waypoints and path actions and ignore any receiver input.

At the end of flight plan, it will be run again. If no plan is present, vehicle will use PositionHold

AutoTakeOff

Automatically takeoff and maintain a PositionHold at FlightModeSettings > AutoTakeOffHeight value (default 2.5m)

See also the AutoTakeOffVelocity value (default 0.6m/s)

Arm vehicle > Switch to AutoTakeOff flight mode and increase Throttle

See this page: Auto Take Off