Archived: Position Mode

Position mode is the same as loiter mode, but with manual throttle control. This means that, in position mode, the copter maintains a consistent location and heading, while allowing the operator to control the throttle manually.


Position mode is GPS dependent, so it is important to ensure that GPS is locked before arming the copter when using this mode. GPS lock is indicated by the following LED states:

  • Blue LED on APM is solid.

  • Blue LED on GPS module is solid.

  • Blue LED on GPS+Compass module is blinking.