7.11 Flight Fly View

When the RPA has to be flown, you need to go to fly view. This is the area from where the flights are managed and tracked. The flight fly view has various options displayed on the left drawer as below.
Fly View
1) Take-off
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Once clicked on Take-Off, the ARM and takeoff commands are sent to RPA. RPA will do the basic pre-flight check and do the takeoff if everything is proper.
2) Land
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The land button enables you to make the RPA land. Once it is clicked, the RPA will stop by slowing down the flying and start coming back to the point given to land. This button will be enabled only if a flight has already taken off. If the take-off command is not given then this button will remain in disabled mode.
3) RTL
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Return to Land (RTL) is used for an emergency landing at home. The device will find the shortest distance to land at home. If the rally points are added to the plan, then the device will check the minimum distance between either the home or rally point for landing. The device will select a minimum distance for a safe landing.
4) Pause
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The pause command will give pause instructions to the RPA. Under this condition, the RPA will pause at the point it is flying. It will go into 'hovering' mode at the given location. Once pause is active then the RPA will enable resume action.
5) Resume
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The resume command will give operation resume instructions to the RPA. Under this condition, the RPA will resume the flight from the point where it was paused.
6) Live Details
Few number of parameters of the performance of RPA has shown on the Fly view screen. The important one is the heading position of the RPA. Using the magnetometer, the AeroGCS will show the live heading position of the heading of RPA. Similarly, the AeroGCS will show the value of the battery available. Based on the status of the remaining power of the battery, the AeroGCS will showcase the usage and remaining power in the battery.
Live Details of the drone
AeroGCS shows the position of the drone using navigation parameters like longitude and latitude. These readings are taken from navigation equipment like GPS. Altitude is also shown as positioning parameter of RPA. The altitude value is driven by the barometer of the flight controller hardware.
The AeroGCS shows nearly real-time values of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to show the self-position of RPA. Under this live data, the parameters like roll, pitch, and yaw is shown.
7) Live Tracking
The AeroGCS continuously tracks the live position of the RPA. It gets the latest coordinates of RPA position and then AeroGCS shows the current position of the RPA on the mission plan. Whatever distance the RPA has covered, it will show the distance covered with heading direction of the RPA. If there is a latency between the AeroGCS and RPA then AeroGCS will show the position with latency.
AeroGCS KEA 2.2 version added a few more features on the fly view window as shown in the following image.
New Features added on Fly View
  • Name of Project and Plan: It shows the name of project and plan associated with the flight on the top left-hand corner
  • Distance measured: It shows the distance measured during the flight
    • between the home position and waypoint
    • between the two waypoints also
  • Status text messages on flyview: It shows detailed instructions, status and actions performed during flight such as "Arming Motors", "Disarming Motors", "Mission 11 WP", etc. as shown in the above image.
  • Mode change on flyview through list:
The drone can be operated in various modes as discussed in section 6.6 of the same manual. These modes can be changed during the flight by just clicking on the modes options and arrow present as shown in the following image. The selected mode will be applicable to the flight. It will reflect the actions performed during the flight.
Mode Change from Flyview
Select the proper flight mode to make the flight safe and secure. The "Mode Change" functionality is applicable to any flight type. How to select and change the flight mode and the effect of changing this mode is shown in the following recording.