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RTF didn't Takeoff with the Example: Simple Go To (Copter)



I used the example: to control the RTF.

But it didn't work.

1) As following shows, the RTF will wait forever.

So, I take off the lines:

while not vehicle.is_armable:

print " Waiting for vehicle to initialise..."


Then it can arm.

Then, It has a new problem: it has not the "GUIDED" mode and didn't take off.

What's the problem?


# !/usr/bin/env python

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-


© Copyright 2015-2016, 3D Robotics. GUIDED mode "simple goto" example (Copter Only)

Demonstrates how to arm and takeoff in Copter and how to navigate to points using Vehicle.simple_goto.

Full documentation is provided at


from dronekit import connect, VehicleMode, LocationGlobalRelative

import time

# Set up option parsing to get connection string

import argparse

parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='Commands vehicle using vehicle.simple_goto.')


help="Vehicle connection target string. If not specified, SITL automatically started and used.")

args = parser.parse_args()

connection_string = args.connect

sitl = None

# Start SITL if no connection string specified

if not connection_string:

import dronekit_sitl

sitl = dronekit_sitl.start_default()

connection_string <span class="o" style="fon...

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Community Manager

Hello philipbinbin,



Thank you for your interest in the Intel® Aero Ready to Fly Drone.



Since the issue you are experiencing is related to a code provided by 3DR DroneKit, you should contact them in order to get the adequate support.



Please follow this link to contact the corresponding community



If you have any other question, don't hesitate to contact us.



Have a nice day.





Andres V.