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#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
© Copyright 2015-2016, 3D Robotics. GUIDED mode "simple goto" example (Copter Only)
Demonstrates how to arm and takeoff in Copter and how to navigate to points using Vehicle.simple_goto.
Full documentation is provided at
from __future__ import print_function
import time
from dronekit import connect, VehicleMode, LocationGlobalRelative
# Set up option parsing to get connection string
import argparse
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='Commands vehicle using vehicle.simple_goto.')
help="Vehicle connection target string. If not specified, SITL automatically started and used.")
args = parser.parse_args()
connection_string = args.connect
sitl = None
# Start SITL if no connection string specified
if not connection_string:
import dronekit_sitl
sitl = dronekit_sitl.start_default()
connection_string = sitl.connection_string()
# Connect to the Vehicle
print('Connecting to vehicle on: %s' % connection_string)
vehicle = connect(connection_string, wait_ready=True)
def arm_and_takeoff(aTargetAltitude):
Arms vehicle and fly to aTargetAltitude.
print("Basic pre-arm checks")
# Don't try to arm until autopilot is ready
while not vehicle.is_armable:
print(" Waiting for vehicle to initialise...")
print("Arming motors")
# Copter should arm in GUIDED mode
vehicle.mode = VehicleMode("GUIDED")
vehicle.armed = True
# Confirm vehicle armed before attempting to take off
while not vehicle.armed:
print(" Waiting for arming...")
print("Taking off!")
vehicle.simple_takeoff(aTargetAltitude) # Take off to target altitude
# Wait until the vehicle reaches a safe height before processing the goto
# (otherwise the command after Vehicle.simple_takeoff will execute
# immediately).
while True:
print(" Altitude: ", vehicle.location.global_relative_frame.alt)
# Break and return from function just below target altitude.
if vehicle.location.global_relative_frame.alt >= aTargetAltitude * 0.95:
print("Reached target altitude")
print("Set default/target airspeed to 3")
vehicle.airspeed = 3
print("Going towards first point for 30 seconds ...")
point1 = LocationGlobalRelative(-35.361354, 149.165218, 20)
# sleep so we can see the change in map
print("Going towards second point for 30 seconds (groundspeed set to 10 m/s) ...")
point2 = LocationGlobalRelative(-35.363244, 149.168801, 20)
vehicle.simple_goto(point2, groundspeed=10)
# sleep so we can see the change in map
print("Returning to Launch")
vehicle.mode = VehicleMode("RTL")
# Close vehicle object before exiting script
print("Close vehicle object")
# Shut down simulator if it was started.
if sitl: