Hover without the Flow deck

Discussions and questions about the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter
Post Reply
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:16 am

Hover without the Flow deck

Post by thasu » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:28 am

Is it possible to hover without the flow deck. I'm using python client to control the CF. If it's possible what is the python command that I need to use?

Posts: 2028
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:36 pm

Re: Hover without the Flow deck

Post by arnaud » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:14 am

It depends what you need by hover. It is possible to control the Crazyflie with the python lib even without a flow deck the same way the client is doing it: you can send roll-pitch-yaw-thrust (RPYT) setpoint to the Crazyflie and even send altitude-hold setpoint. However, the Crazyflie will not be able to hold a position without the flow deck, it will fairly quickly drift away unless you have a way to detect its position with a camera system or other localisation system.

If you want an example of how to send RPYT setpoints to the Crazyflie you can look at the ramp.py example.

Post Reply