What are magnetometyers?

I have a really silly question buzzing on my head and I'm kind of confuse. What are the advantages of magnetometer implementation into a UAV? I have been looking all over forums for answers but I cant seem to find any. I really need your guys help.

Thx, I would appreciate your reply

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  • My simple understanding is that the magnetometer is used to correct for yaw drift in the gyro (over time yaw drifts and needs 'reset' against a fixed baseline - the earths magnetic field)

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