I'm in process of making a quadcopter. At this point I encountered a problem with MPU-6050 angle calculation.
When quadcopter is stationary with motors in off state and I'm tilting it, angle readings in all 3 axis is good, but when motors are in on state, readings starts to jump all over the place and can even differ from real value by 20 degrees.
I assume this effect is due to mechanical vibrations caused by motors. I include pictures of quadcopter
and MPU-6050 board mounting
also a graphs of angle readings of MPU-6050 in X axis using Kalman filter, complementary filter and MPU-6050 DMP (Kalman and complementary filter implementations as well as processing code for graphs is from Kristian Lauszus GitHub https://github.com/Lauszus , DMP used with Jeff Rowberg library from https://github.com/jrowberg).
Recently I connected second MPU to different microcontroller, so it would not be connected electrically with a quadcopter and mounted MPU on board with two sponges from both sides of MPU. Results were pretty much the same. So now I really know that noise (at least majority of noise) isn't related with electrical switching noise from motors.
Maybe someone had similar issues and could help me.