Connecting vehicles and creating routes

The first step to start off is to confirm that all the vehicles can be connected and are displayed both in UgCS client and UgCS Commander Client. To do that, please refer to the sections Configuring Vehicle Specific Module (VSM) and Configuring UgCS Commander.

After all the involved vehicles have been confirmed to connect and display the correct status both in UgCS and UgCS Commander, one may begin to create routes for those vehicles. If some vehicles do not appear on the list, make sure to check if they can be seen in the ‘Uplink connected’ list under Menu/Vehicles/Uplink connected or look for the vehicles by clicking on “+” button next to connected vehicles in Image.

The next step is to either create a new mission (the mission contains routes, and routes are the waypoints for each vehicle) or modify an existing one. If creating a new mission, make sure to set the appropriate mission name in UgCS Commander Properties.

While creating a route, please pay attention to the following factors:

• Place the first waypoint in the place where the vehicle will be located when taking off;

• Pay attention that each route (flight path) is no closer than 5m from each other at any point, if
using an RTK system or other high-precision positioning, this value can be ignored;

• Make sure, that if a symmetric execution of routes is needed, place the same number of
waypoints with “Hold” action in each of the routes;

• Where necessary add Set Servo or Repeat Servo waypoint actions to show elements'

• Choose either to finish the route with “Landing” waypoints or to land the vehicles with
command “Land” from UgCS Commander.