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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Flight plan with many waypoints

From: Reto Büttner
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Flight plan with many waypoints
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:14:01 +0100

Hi Gautier,

thanks for the information. I have read the wiki. The maximum number
of waypoints is an interesting additional information.

The behaviour "precisely overfly the next waypoint in the direction of
the NEXT segment" is still not quite clear to me.

Cheers, Reto

2011/2/25 Gautier Hattenberger <address@hidden>:
> Hi,
> As describe in the wiki, the
> attribute approaching_time can be set to control the behavior of waypoint
> crossing. 0 means that you ask to fly above the waypoint, any other positive
> value tells that you want to go to next stage when reaching x second of
> flight before the waypoint. The default value is CARROT time define in your
> airframe file. The maximum number of waypoints is 254+1 (0 is a dummy WP,
> HOME is mandatory).
> Gautier
> On 25/02/2011 08:49, Reto Büttner wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> when flying flight plans with more than ten waypoints I find the
>> following behaviour:
>> - When reaching nine out of ten waypoints, the aircraft intersects the
>> next segment and joins it smoothly (hmode="route"). Thereby the
>> waypoints are not precisely overflown, but little shortcuts are taken
>> according to the setting of "approaching_time".
>> - Always at the tenth waypoint, the aircraft does not intersect the
>> next segment, but flys an approach to precisely overfly the next
>> waypoint in the direction of the next segment. Thus no shortcut is
>> taken, rather a small detour.
>> Can this behaviour be configured?
>> Cheers, Reto
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