Today I attempted to test AUTO Flight mode and immediately noticed that my quadcopter seemed to want to fly the mission incorrectly. My first thought was that my APM2.5 compass is not set correctly - it is turned around 180 degrees so I have it set as YAW180. The Initial Setup for Compass does not seem to show the orientation preset value of Manual, Rotation_Yaw_180 when first connected. I also noticed in Mission Planner>>config/tuning>>COMPASS_ORIENT is set to 4 (Rotation_Yaw_180) but COMPASS_EXTERNAL is set to 0 (internal) whereas it should be 1 (external).
The questions I have are:
1. Is there a way to save initial setup settings in Mission Planner>>Initial Setup>>Mandatory Hardware>>Compass?
2. Should COMPASS_EXTERNAL be set to 1 in Mission Planner>>config/tuning>>COMPASS_EXTERNAL? If yes then there might be a bug in Mission Planner.
3. Is Rotation_Yaw_180 the correct setting if the compass components are up and the connection in the rear?