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VZafi
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How to fly the Aero indoors with mild directional adjustments?

I've been researching Dronekit/Ardupilot solutions and all I could find was "No GPS Guided" mode under Ardupilot, but it's far from promising. The https://github.com/dronekit/dronekit-python/blob/master/examples/set_attitude_target/set_attitude_ta... Hello World, for instance, flat out doesn't work. Is there any ready library that the Aero is compatible with for A. Stabilized autopilot in an enclosed space and B. mild directional adjustment.

To clarify, I'm trying to fly the Aero in a room, with attached Arduino+Sensors to move the drone through the room programatically, as well as use the sensors to control distance from walls and such.

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello zeta274,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero RTF Drone.

 

 

Please let me research your query and get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

Thank you very much in advance for your patience.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Casandra
idata
Community Manager
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Hello zeta274,

 

 

Thank you very much for your patience in receiving an answer.

By default the Aero RTF should not be flown indoors due to GPS not being present. It requires a very skilled pilot to fly a drone indoors.

However, we do have guides to install a Lidar sensor to fly without GPS and you can also try an Indoor Positioning System that uses NMEA 0183 GPS format as mentioned in this tread: /thread/119013 https://communities.intel.com/thread/119013

If you're willing to purchase additional hardware, there is a guide here for indoor navigation but it requires you to have the PX4 optical flow sensor: http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Aero-Drone-Altitude-and-Position-Hold-Using-/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Aero-Drone-Altitude-and-Position-Hold-Using-/

Here are some libraries you can use that would help you with indoor navigation:

https://github.com/intel-aero/aero-optical-flow https://github.com/intel-aero/aero-optical-flow

https://github.com/intel/collision-avoidance-library https://github.com/intel/collision-avoidance-library

I hope this information proves helpful, please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Casandra
VZafi
Beginner
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Well that does cover the basics, I suppose. Before I get my hands on the new hardware, is there any way to measure relative altitude with the built in sensors? Say, take off, fly up a certain distance and know how far up the drone's gone?

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