hector_quadrotor takes off, but lands immediately

asked 2019-04-13 11:10:00 -0500

TheCatalyst gravatar image

Hi guys,

I'm trying to do path planning with the hector_quadrotor sim. My problem is, that after enabling motors and taking off by publishing

rosservice call /enable_motors true
rostopic pub /takeoff std_msgs/Empty "{}"

the drone takes off, but lands (crushes) after reaching some height. Any suggestions, what the issue could be? I'm using ROS Kinetic on Ubuntu 16.04 Virtual Machine

Thanks TheCatalyst

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After taking off, it is not receiving any velocity commands from anywhere and there is not "hover mode" as far as I remember. So, maybe after taking off, you should send the right commands to control it.

kosmastsk gravatar image kosmastsk  ( 2019-04-13 11:41:48 -0500 )edit