I've noticed that the Arducopter holds much more stable altitudes in steady air than it does in wind.
On breezy days, the Arducopter will climb/fall spontaneously while in GPS Hold. In still air, it holds much better.
Should I be wrapping the barometric sensor in foam or something similar? Has anyone tried damping/insulating the barometer to get more stable pressure readings in Wind?
I can't say for sure this is the cause, as I have not seen the raw barometer readings. Is there an easy way to do that? I suspect they're all over the place when the Arducopter is tilting into the wind and gusts.
I was wondering about that too.
Fact is, when using a Mikrokopter-Board they advise you to wrap the barometer in Foam, so that is it protected from the propellers Airflow and from Light.
What i will try is putting a CD-Box over the electronics and just cutting a few little holes to allow for pressure changes...
Any specific kind of foam recommended by MK?
I'm going to give it a try. I usually fly in some coastal wind, so the improved stability in still air was a real eye opener.
A total enclosure (CD Case) is an even better idea, but doesn't really fit the Arducopter frame.