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The meaning of different mode of the Intel drone

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I'm not sure the meaning and main function of the different modes listed in the QGroudControl interface for the drone, can some one explain that a little for me? What is the property of offboard mode?

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Hello ZChen57, Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero Ready to Fly drone. Offboard mode is primarily used for controlling vehicle movement and attitude, and supports only a very limited set of MAVLink commands. It can be used to: 1. Control vehicle position, velocity, or thrust (SET_POSITION_TARGET_LOCAL_NED). Acceleration setpoints are combined to create a 'thrust' setpoint. PX4 supports the coordinate frames (coordinate_frame field): MAV_FRAME_LOCAL_NED and MAV_FRAME_BODY_NED. 2. Control vehicle attitude/orientation (SET_ATTITUDE_TARGET). You can find more details here: https://docs.px4.io/en/flight_modes/offboard.html Thank you and best regards, Eliza

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Hello ZChen57, Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero Ready to Fly drone. Offboard mode is primarily used for controlling vehicle movement and attitude, and supports only a very limited set of MAVLink commands. It can be used to: 1. Control vehicle position, velocity, or thrust (SET_POSITION_TARGET_LOCAL_NED). Acceleration setpoints are combined to create a 'thrust' setpoint. PX4 supports the coordinate frames (coordinate_frame field): MAV_FRAME_LOCAL_NED and MAV_FRAME_BODY_NED. 2. Control vehicle attitude/orientation (SET_ATTITUDE_TARGET). You can find more details here: https://docs.px4.io/en/flight_modes/offboard.html Thank you and best regards, Eliza

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Hello ZChen57, We would like to know if you have further questions on this subject. Thank you and best regards, Eliza
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Hi Eliza, I don't have further questions. Thanks. *Best,* *Zhu Chen, graduate student.* *Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering* *University at Buffalo, * *NY, 14261,* *(716)907-3904*
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