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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Kill Mode Off

From: antoine drouin
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Kill Mode Off
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:53:28 +0200

I confirm what Martin says : kill mode has no effect while in manual -
if the aircraft became unresponsive in manual this is due to something
else. Now getting the kill mode message probably means that your
battery went low and if it went low enough it might have crashed the

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Martin Mueller <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hallo Christian,
> the kill mode is meant to turn off the engine to have battery power left for 
> a landing or keep the aircraft from flying far away. Kill mode does not 
> affect navigation. If there is still a RC connection the manual mode 
> overrides kill mode as manual mode always overstrikes the autopilot. There 
> are three ways to get into kill mode:
> - pressing the red 'kill' button in the gcs
> - aircraft is not able to come back in HOME mode (flying further than 
> - battery level is low (voltage below LOW_BATTERY)
> Kill mode can not be turned off but you can set both values in the airframe 
> file so that it would never be triggered. Could you provide the telemetry log 
> files for a closer look?
> Martin
> ----- original Nachricht --------
> Betreff: [Paparazzi-devel] Kill Mode Off
> Gesendet: Mi, 28. Jul 2010
> Von: Cb<address@hidden>
>> Hi,
>> I´m testing the paparazzi system for small UAV for University purposes.
>> I´m a newbie in Linux as well as in Papaprazzi.
>> I use a Easy Glider plane for test flights.
>> Today I was first time in Air after testing everything on the ground.
>> The gain parameters seemed to be a little high, but everything else worked
>> fine.
>> I walked around the waypoints with the plane to see what happens again
>> everything fine.
>> I also did a very accurate test of the RC transmitter range.
>> After launching the plane in manual mode I got a short climb flight and
>> everything worked fine again.
>> After reaching 50m manual control was not possible anymore and the plane
>> crashed.
>> When I looked at the ground station, the only message I got was that the
>> paparazzi went into Kill mode (nice expression) which, in my opinion means
>> that the plane stops throttle and tries to navigate home.
>> No other Mistake message appeared.
>> Does a possibility exist to switch this "safety" feature off?
>> When I fly manually, I don´t want to do the autopilot anything and never
>> ever.
>> Thanks for your help
>> Christian
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