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RE: [Paparazzi-devel] Kill Mode Off

From: mark.griffin
Subject: RE: [Paparazzi-devel] Kill Mode Off
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:09:09 +0200

Hi Christian,

Normally at the start of a session, the GCS would display "Wait GPS", then "Geo 
init" and "Holding point".
When at Holding point the throttle is off for safety reasons and the "Kill 
mode" message is displayed.
When you click on the "Launch" button, the throttle is enabled and "Kill mode" 
is disabled.

So, probably you did not click on the Launch button and saw the Kill mode 

In manual mode, the autopilot is not activated. The R/C signals are simply 
passed through from the R/C receiver to the servos.

You should read more documentation on the Wiki ( 
particularly the "Getting Started" section, the GCS page, as well as reading 
the User's Manual.

Cheers, Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Martin Mueller
Sent: Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:47 AM
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Kill Mode Off

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?


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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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