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How to let the drone know the exact position when flying indoors?

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I changed the OS to Ubuntu 16.04 for the Intel Aero RTF Drone. When I fly the drone indoors, the GPS will not work well, the drone can not know the exact position. But we have VICON system in the room. How should I sent the position data detected by VICON system to the drone in real time so in this way we can tell the drone the real position is? By doing this the drone will not use the position data from GPS, and will use the position data received from the VICON system. Is Mocap node the right thing to do? Also Do I need to connect the QGroundControl software every time I fly the drone? It would be great if I can get some reference.

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Re: How to let the drone know the exact position when flying indoors?

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Hello ZChen57, Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero Ready to Fly drone. It is expected that the GPS will not work inside. One way is to use a sensor that can detect the distance from the ground. You can check this tutorial on how to fly your drone inside - https://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Aero-Drone-Altitude-and-Position-Hold-Using-/ We did not test VICON system with Intel Aero drone. Other Aero users have tried to use VICON with Aero, you can check this tutorial for reference - https://dev.px4.io/en/ros/external_position_estimation.html You do not need to use QGC every time, but most of the examples that you can use to fly the drone, require good GPS signal. Here is an example: https://dev.px4.io/en/robotics/dronekit.html Thank you and best regards, Eliza

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Re: How to let the drone know the exact position when flying indoors?

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Hello ZChen57, Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero Ready to Fly drone. It is expected that the GPS will not work inside. One way is to use a sensor that can detect the distance from the ground. You can check this tutorial on how to fly your drone inside - https://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Aero-Drone-Altitude-and-Position-Hold-Using-/ We did not test VICON system with Intel Aero drone. Other Aero users have tried to use VICON with Aero, you can check this tutorial for reference - https://dev.px4.io/en/ros/external_position_estimation.html You do not need to use QGC every time, but most of the examples that you can use to fly the drone, require good GPS signal. Here is an example: https://dev.px4.io/en/robotics/dronekit.html Thank you and best regards, Eliza

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Re: How to let the drone know the exact position when flying indoors?

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Hello ZChen57, We would like to know if you require further assistance on this matter. Thank you and best regards, Eliza
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