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  • The question remains; how would the multi-rotor or ANY drone which uses a magnetometer for yaw control be affected by close proximity to the magnetic pole(s), and whether or not that is an issue. Multi-rotors use the compass for the yaw sensor; yaw control. Point is how close to the pole they will be affects operation of the magnetometer as a yaw sensor. No mention of whether the drone will be fixed wing or multi-rotor.



    Andreas Gazis said:

    Depends how close you are to the magnetic pole I guess, it's still a long way from the edge to the pole.

    Also, it's mostly copters who are throwing a fit about compasses, fixed wings can generally ignore them and fly cheerfully on IMU and GPS. Given that Antarctic surveying will likely involve vast open expanses, my guess is that most missions will be dominated by fixed wings anyway.

    If you were building a Drone Room in Antarctica what would you want?
    Strange title I know but I have been tasked with coming up with ideas for fitting out a Drone room at an Antarctic base.  I have a bunch of ideas but…
  • Depends how close you are to the magnetic pole I guess, it's still a long way from the edge to the pole.

    Also, it's mostly copters who are throwing a fit about compasses, fixed wings can generally ignore them and fly cheerfully on IMU and GPS. Given that Antarctic surveying will likely involve vast open expanses, my guess is that most missions will be dominated by fixed wings anyway.

  • Does a compass work at the poles? Is the magnetic field too strong and out of range of a typical 5883 clone mag chip? Is it affected in real-time by the charged particles from the Sun (auroras [north pole])? Drones typically use a compass ( HMC5883 clone magnetometer ) to control yaw. How will you be able to fly at the south pole without the aid of the compass? Use of GPS for yaw on a multi-rotor is too slow...

  • 3D printer. I would suggest Prusa so you can print some spare parts. You need ventilation so ideally, in an enclosure that keeps it at room temperature while dumping the fumes out. Super ideally, with a heat exchanger so you don't waste heat.

  • Heat

  • Sure. With Drone activities increasing in Antarctica and with a new base being built soon the planners are interested in supporting future science. With this in mind they want to build a specialist room to support Drone activities. This would be a purpose built room/lab where all future drone activities could be based. Obviously things like charging stations and safe Lipo/fuel storage is a given but I am interested in  what other things people might think an Antarctic base might need in the future to support drone activities.

    Hope this helps

  • What do you understand under the term Drone room?

    What is the propose?

    I think you need to provide a bit more information that people can respond.

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