Vehicle profiles

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This section contains all the base and custom vehicles profiles of UgCS.
In the left column is a list of all vehicle profiles and the button to 'Create new' profile from scratch. On the right, all vehicle profile block-cards are listed.

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Table of parameters for vehicle profiles

Command Description Mandatory
Main section
Vehicle profile name User defined vehicle profile name Yes
Type Vehicle type (helicopter, multicopter, fixed-wing). Yes
Platform Choose a vehicle platform from the available variables Yes
Payloads Edit available payloads for the vehicle profile Yes
Battery section
Charged battery voltage Battery fully charged at voltage, V, shown as 100%. Voltage value shown in white colour if between this voltage and normal voltage. Yes
Normal battery voltage Normal battery voltage V. Voltage value shown in white if at or above this voltage, shown in yellow if below this voltage. Yes
Low battery voltage Low, but sufficient voltage, V. Voltage value shown in yellow if at this voltage or between low and normal voltage. Voltage value shown in red if below this voltage. Yes
Discharged battery voltage Battery zero level, V, shown as 0%. Shown in red. Yes
Normal battery power level1, % Vehicle type (helicopter, multicopter, fixed-wing). No
Low battery power level2, % Low battery level, percentage. Value in percent is shown red if below this value. No
Battery weight Battery weight, kg Yes
GPS section
Normal number of GPS satellites Normal number of satellites to provide a good level of accuracy. Shown in white colour if at or above this level. Number of satellites shown in yellow colour if below this level and between normal and low level. Yes
Low number of GPS satellites Low number of GPS satellites while still being enough to launch the vehicle. Number of satellites shown in yellow colour if at this level or between this and normal level. Number of satellites shown in red colour if below this level. Yes
Telemetry section
Normal telemetry level Normal telemetry level. Telemetry level value shown in white colour if at or above this level. Telemetry level value shown in yellow colour if below this level and between normal and low level. Yes
Low telemetry level Low telemetry level. Telemetry level value shown in yellow colour if at this level or between this and normal level. Telemetry level value shown in red colour if below this level. Yes
Routing section
Max. waypoints Maximum supported WPs by flight controller Yes
Waypoint acceptance radius 3D distance of the vehicle from approach waypoint sufficient to consider point as reached. Please refer to autopilot documentation to check applicability of this parameter. Yes
Max altitude AMSL Maximum allowed altitude AMSL, m Yes
Max altitude AGL Maximum allowed altitude AGL, m Yes
Max altitude AGL Maximum Rangefinder distance, m Yes
Fence radius Radio link range radius, m Yes
Maximum travel time Maximum flight time in seconds Yes
Safe height over terrain Minimal allowed distance to terrain for the vehicle, m. Small vehicles can fly very close to terrain but larger ones should fly higher Yes
Safe distance to obstacle Minimal allowed distance to obstacles for the vehicle, m Yes
Max. climb rate Maximum climb speed of copters for take-off waypoints, m/s Yes
Max. descent rate Maximum descent rate of copters for landing waypoints, m/s Yes
Max. horizontal speed Maximum horizontal speed, m/s Yes
Default climb rate Default climb speed of copters for take-off waypoints, m/s Yes
Default descent rate Default descent rate of copters for landing waypoints, m/s Yes
Default horizontal speed Default horizontal speed relative to ground, m/s

Used as default speed for route segments and for Click & Go mode.

Yes
Fixed-wing section*
Glide slope, % Default glide slope, %

Applicable for the planes

Yes
Airspeed during landing approach Airspeed for fixed wing aircraft when approaching landing No
Landing ground speed, m/s Plane ground speed in last flight segment to landing point, m/s

Applicable for planes and not used for multirotors.

Yes
Landing flare altitude Altitude in meters at which Landing Flare will be engaged, this parameter is secondary to landing flare time parameter No
Landing flare time Time in which fixed wing aircraft should reach ground during landing, when landing flare will be engaged, motors stopped and heading locked No
Minimum landing pitch Minimum pitch in ° during final landing stage (after flare), the algorithm will control pitch above this value to achieve proper sink rate No
Controller sink rate to pitch gain during flare Sink rate gain for pitch demand during final landing stage, m/° No
Weighting applied to speed control during landing A value closer to 2 will result in plane ignoring height error during landing (will keep nose up), a value closer to 0 results in plane ignoring speed error (use with caution, could result in plane stall) No
Maximum pitch in auto flight Controls maximum pitch in ° during automatic mode, Rage: 0 to 45°, if set to zero, Maximum pitch param. will be used No
Maximum pitch The maximum commanded pitch up angle, Range: 0 to 90° No
Minimum throttle Minimum throttle setting in % which Autopilot will apply. For final landing stage this is ignored. No
Landing sink rate (final stage) The sink rate in meters/second for final landing stage. Range: 0.0 to 2.0 No
Enable rangefinder for landing Enables the use of a rangefinder for automatic landing. The rangefinder will be used both on the landing approach and for final flare No
Minimum rangefinder distance Minimum distance in centimeters that rangefinder can reliably read No
Basic section**
Height** Vehicle height, m Yes
Width** Vehicle width, m Yes
Length** Vehicle length, m Yes
Wind resistance** Maximum allowed wind speed, m/s Yes
Dry take-off weight** Dry take-off weight, kg Yes
Maximum take-off weight** Maximum allowed weight, kg Yes


1 Percentage displayed if supported by the vehicle. If the vehicle does not report the remaining charge as a percentage, the UgCS calculates the percentage based on the voltage values from the vehicle profile
2 Percentage displayed if supported by the vehicle. If the vehicle does not report the remaining charge as a percentage, the UgCS calculates the percentage based on the voltage values from the vehicle profile

*Display section depends on the type of vehicle;
**Currently ignored and reserved for future versions.


Adding a New Vehicle Profile

Add a new vehicle profile by creating a new card and filling in the parameters.

Editing a Vehicle Profile

Edit a vehicle profile by clicking on the profile card and pressing the “Edit” button. There are variety of different (3D) avatars for vehicles. Vehicle profile parameters can be edited here as well.

Note: Profile changing leads to route convert procedure that can cause errors in some cases. If occurs, a message as notification will be displayed to choose accept or cancel the changes.

Copying a Vehicle Profile

Copy an existing vehicle profile by selecting the profile and clicking on 'Copy' button. It will create a duplicate of the selected profile with a '- Copy' suffix. Works the same as 'Edit' (see above), except it will save a new copy upon confirmation.

Deleting a Vehicle Profile

To remove the vehicle profile, select the profile and click 'Remove'.
Basic profiles can not be deleted. Basic profiles - are system profiles imbedded into software installation.