And now I guess you can see why I was questioning your reps.Ok, I'm getting conflicting info. A second rep said only to recalibrate when at a new location.
The only purpose of compass calibration is to measure the components of the aircraft's magnetic field so that they can be subtracted from the total measured magnetic field. Rotating the three-axis magnetometers allows the aircraft's flight controller to separate the surrounding magnetic field from the magnetic field of the aircraft itself. It's able to separate them since the aircraft's magnetic field remains constant (in the frame of reference of the magnetometers) while the surrounding magnetic field rotates.who can say exactly what a compass calibration does
It's necessary when:when it's necessary
Frequent calibrations will do no harm as long as you're calibrating in a location where the compass is not being negatively affected by some type of nearby magnetic metal source. Recalibrating the compass is a waste of time unless you're calibrating because of one of the four listed bullet points above.if frequent calibrations do any harm or are just a waste of time
So you stand on the lazy Susan while holding the drone over your head and it spins you around?
But wouldn't that make you dizzy?!?
You should only calibrate the compass when you first activate it or when prompted to do so. Not constantly. The whole idea of calibrating in a remote location is to minimize the magnetic interference that may affect the compass.
We carry enough Spark accessories and don't need another thing to lug around.
It would be easier to only calibrate the compass when needed (which is less than once every few years for most people). You'll probably get tired of carrying the lazy susan around for nothingWhat about making a small lazy Susan type device that could easily be used th calibrate the compass constantly each time other than location considerations
This is the funniest thread ever. Needed to check my calendar...I was considering something the size of a saucer to place the drone on I could place in the car and you only when needed. Don’t think I would want to be dizzy
Actually, its a good thought, I have often wondered if the smoothness of the rotation had any bearing on the effectiveness of the process. However, it seems that its not that granular. Still, I liked your idea!Well I see that my question was a stupid one and will keep my thoughts to myself from now on. Sorry I cluttered up this thread.