Example: Takeoff and Land

This simple example shows the basic use of many MAVSDK features.

It sets up a UDP connection, waits for a vehicle (system) to appear, arms it, and commands it to takeoff. After a short wait the vehicle lands. While flying the vehicle receives telemetry. The example is implemented in C++ (only).

The full source code for the example can be found here.

Running the Example

The example is built and run as described here (the standard way).

The example terminal output should be similar to that shown below:

This is from a debug build of the SDK. A release build will omit the "Debug" messages.

$ ./takeoff_and_land udp://:14540
Waiting to discover system...
[06:40:03|Info ] New device on: 127.0.0.1:14557 (udp_connection.cpp:208)
[06:40:03|Debug] New: System ID: 1 Comp ID: 1 (dronecode_sdk_impl.cpp:292)
[06:40:03|Debug] Component Autopilot added. (system_impl.cpp:339)
[06:40:03|Debug] MAVLink: info: [logger] file: rootfs/fs/microsd/log/2018-07-09/0 (system_impl.cpp:277)
[06:40:04|Debug] Found 1 component(s). (system_impl.cpp:466)
[06:40:04|Debug] Discovered 4294967298 (system_impl.cpp:468)
Discovered system with UUID: 4294967298
Vehicle is getting ready to arm
Altitude: -0.004 m
Vehicle is getting ready to arm
Altitude: -0.007 m
Arming...
[06:40:07|Debug] MAVLink: info: ARMED by arm/disarm component command (system_impl.cpp:277)
Taking off...
[06:40:07|Debug] MAVLink: info: Using minimum takeoff altitude: 2.50 m (system_impl.cpp:277)
[06:40:07|Debug] MAVLink: info: Takeoff detected (system_impl.cpp:277)
[06:40:07|Debug] MAVLink: critical: Using minimum takeoff altitude: 2.50 m (system_impl.cpp:277)
Altitude: 0.96 m
Altitude: 2.044 m
Altitude: 2.381 m
...
Altitude: 2.502 m
Altitude: 2.5 m
Landing...
[06:40:17|Debug] MAVLink: info: Landing at current position (system_impl.cpp:277)
Altitude: 1.934 m
Altitude: 1.208 m
...
Altitude: -0.524 m
Finished...

Source code

The full source code for the example can be found on Github here.

© Dronecode 2017-2020. License: CC BY 4.0            Updated: 2021-04-14 07:04:25

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