Since we have updated from Cube black 3.6.7 all subsequent versions do not fly straight lines anymore.
I started a discussion here but this forum seems more active so I thought I would post here
This has been tested on multiple flights (over 20)
We won’t go back to 3.6.7 because of the IMU failover not working.
We are flying a Cube Black (old version not affected by SB_0000002)
One notable change is we are using a Here 2 GPS because we can’t get the Here 1 anywhere anymore… which is super annoying. I hate changing hardware for this very reason.
Attached is a screen shot of logged vehicle paths. One is the onboard Pixhawk cube gps. This path shows that the drone THINKS it is exactly flying on the required waypoint path and it looks good (but it’s not)
The other track shows the path as recorded by an independent onboard GPS. You can see that the Pix “thinks” it’s flying straight but in fact it is not. The arcs in the paths are enough to cause serious issues with photo overlap.
The problem never existed on 100+ flights before 3.6.8
Hi, we have tried on site calibration and it made no difference. It’s crazy. These drones flew straight as an arrow before… I did a file comparison of the parameters and nothing changed there either.
Only thing that has changed between the last drones and these is firmware and Here2 compass… We will get one drone rolled back to 3.6.x which was before the IMU switch over fix then try but that won’t be for a few weeks.
It could be more easier if you share a dataflash log.
Did you tried to plot the POS versus GPS_POS ? the POS is what the drone “thinks” about it’s position, and the GPS_POS is what the GPS sees. Based on that we can see it it is a GPS problem or an EKF problem.
Thank you I will plot this and see. I did not know there was a differnce between Pos and GPS Pos.
I believe the track you see is the POS.
I will also get the log when back at the computer that has it.
Edit, here is a lot from a different flight with the same issues. I don’t have access to the full log from the above flight. I do notice that it warns my compass offsets are high. The compass is only about 15cm off center from the drone. That has never been an issue in the past.
See GPS position(blue), POS(red) and ROUTE(purple). They all the same. So your drone is flying on the route based on the onboard GPS. If there is a problem, then it must be GPS related.
What constellations are enabled in your GPS ?