Return To Home (RTH) parameters

Question

 

How does Return To Home work ?

 

Answer

 

Return To Home enables you to tell the Parrot Bebop Drone to fly back to the last take-off position, or  your smartphone/tablet location if the Parrot Bebop Drone is receiving no GPS signal.

 

When you activate RTH, the software systematically determines which of the following data is available before directing the drone to execute a return flight.

 

1.  The position of the drone at the moment of take-off, if GPS is connected when RTH is activated.

 

2.  The position of your controlling device (smartphone/tablet, Skycontroller), if Wi-Fi is connected when RTH is activated.

 

3.  If there is no GPS connection at take-off, the first available GPS fix after the drone is airborne.

 

During RTH, the drone will fly at a speed of  24 ft/ 8 m (per sec) and a height of 60 ft/20 m, regardless of the drone's max altitude and speed settings.

 

*Note: RTH feature cannot be activated if neither your smartphone nor the Parrot Bebop Drone is receiving a GPS signal.

 

**Note: when in RTH mode, the drone will fly towards its starting point in a straight line; therefore, make sure the flight path is free of obstacles.

 

***Note: To locate your position, FreeFlight Pro must have access to your device's location service.

 

 

To activate location service:

 

iOS
Settings > FreeFlight Pro > Location service.

 

Android

Settings > Application manager > FreeFlight Pro > Permissions.

 

For further information, see your device user guide.