Hi everyone, im looking to read air/ground speed for a VTOL directly using the mavsdk python , if not possible is there any a way to calculate them without using the gps ?

is this message (VFR_HUD) content not exposed via any of grpc methods ??

Hi everyone, im looking to read air/ground speed for a VTOL directly using the mavsdk python , if not possible is there any a way to calculate them without using the gps ?

is this message (VFR_HUD) content not exposed via any of grpc methods ??

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For anyone facing the same problem, here is what worked for me:

I was able to get the ground speed based on the * NED velocities* using this formula :

`math.sqrt(velocity.east_m_s * velocity.east_m_s + velocity.north_m_s * velocity.north_m_s)`

the airspeed is located at * fixedwing_metrics* even for non fixed wing vehicles, based on a Github thread of the feature implementation.

Please feel free to correct me if im wrong thanks.

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