Flight Modes

This article provides links to Plane’s flight modes.

Overview

Plane has a wide range of built in flight modes. Plane can act as a simple flight stabilization system, a sophisticated autopilot, a training system or a flight safety system depending on what flight mode and options you choose.

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

Major Flight Modes

All of the flight modes below have optional additional controls that may be used to change the behaviour to suit particular flying needs. After you have read the introductory material below it is highly recommended that you look through the complete set of Plane parameters so you can explore the full range of functionality available.

MANUAL

STABILIZE

FLY BY WIRE_A (FBWA)

FLY BY WIRE_B (FBWB)

AUTOTUNE

TRAINING

ACRO

CRUISE

AUTO

Return To Launch (RTL)

LOITER

CIRCLE

GUIDED

Mission Specific Modes

When flying an AUTO mission Plane has some sub-modes that are set using mission items. The two main sub-modes are TAKEOFF and LAND.

TAKEOFF

LAND