Flight Modes

This article provides an overview of the available flight modes for Copter and instructions for how to configure which modes are available through the RC Transmitter.

Overview

Copter has 14 flight built-in flight modes, 10 of which are regularly used. There are modes to support different levels/types of flight stabilization, a sophisticated autopilot, a follow-me system etc.

Flight modes are controlled through the radio (via a transmitter switch), via mission commands, or using commands from a ground station (GCS) or companion computer.

GPS Dependency

Flight modes that use GPS-positioning data require an active GPS lock prior to takeoff. To see if your autopilot has acquired GPS lock, connect to a ground station or consult your autopilot’s hardware overview page to see the LED indication for GPS lock. Below is a summary of GPS dependency for Copter flight modes.

Requires GPS lock prior to takeoff:

Do not require GPS lock: