A guide for creating customized fly zones that are specific to each drone and restrict them from breaching the zone during flight.

FlytBase enables the operators to create two kinds of geofences:

Creating a Polygon Geofence on the FlytBase

  • Before proceeding ahead, ensure that the drone is connected to the FlytBase dashboard.

  • Navigate to Geofences under Zones from the left navigation drawer.

  • Click on the 'Edit' option next to the drone.

  • ​​Toggle the Geofence state to enable the geofence for the particular drone.

  • Left-click on the map to mark the Polygon Geofence.

An operator may also upload a KML file to create a geofence. The KML file must be a closed shape.

Left-click to drag on or inside the marked geofence to change its location.

Left-click on the vertices to edit the shape by dragging the control points shown at the vertices and on each segment.

Set Geofence Failsafe actions

The operator has the option to set one of the following actions in response to a geofence breach:

  • RTH- Return to Home: This action will instruct the drone to return to its predetermined home location if the geofence is breached.

  • Land: This will instruct the drone to land at its current location.

  • Hover: This will instruct the drone to hover in position for the specified number of seconds over a waypoint until manual control is regained.

  • Continue: This will instruct the drone to continue if the failsafe is breached.

  • RTDS- Return To Docking Station: This action will instruct the drone to return to its docking station at the set RTDS speed and altitude in case the geofence is breached.

  • Now, set the Allowed Maximum Altitude and Radius. Note that if the altitude or radius is exceeded, the set Failsafe action will be executed.

If the drone crosses the geofence, the set failsafe action will be triggered. If the operator wants to cancel the action, they can click the Abort button on the dashboard.

Disabling a Geofence

  • To disable the geofence, simply toggle off the Geofence state button as shown in the figure below and click on Done.

Resetting a Geofence

  • Click the Reset button as shown below to reset the geofence on the FlytBase dashboard and draw the boundary again if needed.

Tips for flying with an active Geofence

  • Before launching a flight, verify that all of the parameters are configured as per the geofence set for the respective drone.

  • Make sure that all missions, docking station locations, and safe locations are all set inside the geofence.

  • Before executing the mission, ensure that the mission altitude and waypoint altitude are less than the Allowed maximum altitude.

The drone pre-emptively reduces its pitch speed when it is about to breach the set geofence.

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