I’m working on my first Antenna Tracker, and I a wondering where the best position to mount the compass is.
The documentation says:
it should be mounted so that the arrow on the module points in the same direction as the antenna
So if I understand, I should be mounted like this:
But that’s not very convenient, as there’s not much surface there, and it could block the rotation of the servo.
So I thought maybe I could put it on the side of the servo, like this:
But I’m not sure if this will work well. Is the compass equally sensitive on all 3 axis? Or does it work best when it’s flat.
Then I thought that the most convenient position would be to put it on the rotating plate. Because, if I understand properly, the compass just helps the tracker to get the pan/yaw (heading?) of the antenna. It can get its pitch/tilt from the flight controller directly, right?
So I thought I could put it like this:
That would be the easiest way for me, but I’m not sure if the firmware will understand that the compass doesn’t rotate over the pitch axis.
Thank you in advance for your help!