Bypassing Radio / "Disarmed flight"

Hi guys,

I wonder if there is a way to bypass radio controller. PixHawk is able to fly autonomously; however, as long as you stay in touch with the remote controller. I couldn’t launch it at all without the existence of RC (disarmed).

So, if you want to extend the range of the flight, the system becomes heavier and very expensive.

Is there a work around to fly without RC? (Other than putting the trasnmitter on board :joy: )

Best,
Kaan

The system doesn’t require a radio if you only use a digital link and keep it in auto flight modes. It only requires a radio for the manual flight modes.

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Hi Lorenz,

Thank you very much for the quick reply! This already clarifies a lot.
Following your comment, I found this here: http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-3dr-radio-version-2/

Would PixHawk be able to continue if the MAVLink connection breaks?