Is it normal to have to recalibrate the compass every time I go out to fly? My Mavic Air will sit idle for anywhere between a week to 3-4 weeks between outings. Every time I fire it up I have to recalibrate.
The current MA firmware may be the same as the M2 firmware, which requests calibration every 30 day or if you move more than 50 km from the previous flight. The mobile device DAT file event stream will specify the reason for the request.Is it normal to have to recalibrate the compass every time I go out to fly? My Mavic Air will sit idle for anywhere between a week to 3-4 weeks between outings. Every time I fire it up I have to recalibrate.
Contrary to common popular belief, compass calibration has nothing at all to do with your geographic location or changes in magnetic deviation in different locations.If you are at different location it is likely needed because the direction of the earth's magnetic field vector is different. This vector is the reference and spinning around is what properly configures the sensor in the 3 axis.
The compass calibration measures the internal magnetic field of the drone, by separating the changing (external - the earth's) and non-changing (internal - the aircraft's) magnetic field components as the aircraft is rotated. It can then subtract the internal magnetic field from the total field during flight, leaving just the earth's magnetic field that it needs to determine magnetic north.Umm... in that case, care to fill us in on how it works?
I'm always outside and initially at the same location which was my yard. I've been taking more trips to other places. The first few times was within about 6 feet from my car but I quickly learned that doesn't work.Are you firing it up inside or in the same place each time, where there might be excessive magnetic interference ?
It's not normal to have to re calibrate the compass each time on start up
It's not that you live in Florida that causes that.I live in Florida and this recalibrating thing is constant, I just gave up and take it as the fact that I will calibrate each and every time I'm on assignment.