I have a problem with the external compass on my APM 2.6, mounted in a plane. I have been flying in Northern Europe without any problems, and have now brought my plane to Greenland. After having changed to the correct magnetic declination and calibrated the compass, I still have the problem: the initial heading when the plane is powered up is ok, but when I turn it say 180 degrees, the compass heading (red line in mission planner) moves in the right direction, but only say 130 degrees. When I turn it 90 degrees, the compass heading only turns 60 degrees etc. The result is that once the plane is turned 360 degrees, the heading is not necessarily in the original direction (sometimes it is though).
These are my settings:
COMPASS_AUTODEC = 0
COMPASS_DEC = -0.5611234 (radians)
COMPASS_EXTERNAL = 1
COMPASS_LEARN = 0
COMPASS_MOT (XYZ) = 0
COMPASS_MOTCT = 0
COMPASS_OFS_X = -98
COMPASS_OFS_Y = -112
COMPASS_OFS_Z = 15
COMPASS_ORIENT = 9 (which worked fine previously)
COMPASS_USE = 1
LOG_BITMASK = 334
MAG_ENABLE = 1
Any help would be much much appreciated!
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