Just looking for opinions. I understand that the magnetometer is supported on APM, and after some reading on what it does and how it is implemented, it is the technologically superior solution to heading and yaw calculations.
But on a plane like an Easy or a Hawk Sky, does it really make any appreciable difference?
would a magnetometer help in this situation:
Wind from the north with 15m/s
My plane is south of its launch position.
My plane has a cruise speed of approx.12m/s (no airspeed sensor installed).
Obviously in manual mode it can fly faster :)
When I switch to RTL the plane will not return, since, even when heading north the GPS will read that it is tracking south at a speed of 3 m/s and therefore initiate a turn.
Would a magnetometer tell APM to fly heading north despite the fact that GPS is telling it "amigo, you are flying southbound..." ?
or would an airpseed sensor help in this case ?
This was exactly the question i was looking to get answered.
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I have the 2 tube pitot and sensor I got from the 3dr store about a year ago. Can't find in the wiki anything about setting it up. Just how to connect it to the APM1.4 and how to install the single combo pitot. I have the tube with the little holes in it plugged into the lower part on the sensor. Part nearest circuit board. Other tube without holes in top port. Is that right? Also do I place both pitots outside the plane?