5.1.3.3     Specific configurations for fixed wing aircraft

 

As the FlightZoomer autopilot for fixed wing operations relies on the Auto mode, the following settings are required:

Parameter

Value

 

Description

MIS_RESTART

0

 

0 means that missions are resumed after activating Auto mode and not restarted.

 

For failsafe FlightZoomer relies on the ArduPlane GCS failsafe mechanism:

Parameter

Value

Description

FS_GCS_ENABL

3

 

Possible values:

0 = Disabled; 1 = Heartbeat; 2 = HeartbeatAndREMRSSI; 3 = HeartbeatAndAUTO

Failsafe condition, needs to be effective for FS_LONG_TIMEOUT seconds to trigger GCS failsafe.

 

Using the value 3 (= HeartbeatAndAUTO) means, that RTL is only triggered, while the FlightZoomer autopilot has control.

FS_LONG_ACTN

1

 

Possible values:

0 = Continue; 1 = ReturnToLaunch; 2 = Glide; 3 = Deploy Parachute

 

The action to take on a long (FS_LONG_TIMEOUT seconds) failsafe event.

 

Using value 1 ( = ReturnToLaunch) the RTL mode is activated, if the MAVLink heartbeat is interrupted for more than FS_LONG_TIMEOUT seconds.

FS_LONG_TIMEOUT

10

s

10 seconds after the flight controller would stop receiving heartbeat messages (either from Companion-app or from the Cockpit-app via 3rd party telemetry system) the flight controller shall switch to RTL.

The user can choose other values for the best tradeoff between the expected length of communication drops and the duration which can be risked flying unattended.