Conf.xml

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The conf/conf.xml document associates the flight plan and various hardware/software configuration files with a particular aircraft, identified by name and ac_id. The values in this document are set and handled by the Paparazzi Center so it is usually not needed to edit the configuration document manually.

Syntax

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<conf>
  <aircraft 
    name="Twin1"
    ac_id="1"
    airframe="airframes/twinstar1.xml" 
    radio="radios/mc3030.xml" 
    flight_plan="flight_plans/mav05_cw.xml"
    telemetry="telemetry/default.xml"
    gui_color="blue"
  />
  <aircraft 
    name="Plaster"
    ac_id="2"
    airframe="airframes/plaster1.xml" 
    radio="radios/cockpitMM.xml" 
    telemetry="telemetry/default.xml"
    flight_plan="flight_plans/dummy.xml"
  />
  .
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</conf>

where:

  • name is the name of the aircraft which will appear in different places in the GCS
  • ac_id is a unique integer (between 1 and 255) identifying the aircraft (especially needed in the communication messages)
  • airframe is the file name containing the parameters of the aircraft
  • radio is the file name containing the description of the RC transmitter
  • flight_plan is the sequence of actions and waypoints describing the desired trajectory
  • telemetry is the file name containing the set of messages sent over the telemetry link
  • settings is the file name containing the set of parameters that can be configured through the telemetry link
  • gui_color is the color assigned to this aircraft in the GCS

All these attributes are required except the last two (settings and gui_color) which are optional.

The following sections describe these xml documents: