Traveled about 400 miles away to Florida to do some test flights and this was the first flight of the day and happened a couple of times after.
Started out in Loiter mode and as soon as I lifted off the ground I got two messages saying “EKF Ground Mag Anomaly”. I flew with caution, but when I pressed the pitch to go forward it went, but off to the left about 10 degrees and upon letting go of the sticks it did a slight toilet bowl. I tried to recalibrate the compass and I would not always get the message, but it happened 3-4 flights out of 8 flights total.
Is this because it was in a new location and was learning the automatic declination? Is the mag getting to much interference? Should I have redone the compass calibration (thought I read you just have to do this once)?
Trying to get this message to go away, but want to understand what is causing the warning message and how to fix it. Is this a problem that can crash the copter?
I did and did another compass calibration, flew it to learn offsets and did about 10 flights with no issues. Thank you @UAVSkies.
I am seeing something strange with the declination stuff and I am not sure if there is something wrong or it is the way it is supposed to act. With automatic declination learn checked, then do a compass calibration, it is usually 1-3 degrees off from my location actual declination.
Also, if I uncheck the automatic learn declination box and manually type in the actual declination for where I am flying then go out of the compass menu and back in the compass menu it changes the declination to something totally different even though I manually put the numbers in. Is this normal?
What exactly does atc_ang_lim_tc actually do? What is the default number for this parameter and what will changing of the numbers do say up vs down? I read about the parameter, but not quite understanding the effect of change.
check the instructions carefully - you’ll need to flip all your props and move them around one position.
With smaller craft you can sometimes convince a brave (crazy) soul to hold the craft above their head.
Default is 1 as per your existing parameters. Probably increase it steps of 0.2 or 0.5 and see what the effect is. I would set ATC_INPUT_TC back to about 0.2 or 0.3 first in order to get a more direct stick feel before changing ATC_ANG_LIM_TC.
Be aware, probably not a lot of people change ATC_ANG_LIM_TC so there may not be much experience around.These days it seems “every man and their dog” has a sprayer and large take-off weight and I think it might be an appropriate parameter to at least test. It might even have detrimental effects in wind (or with sloshing), but then you’re usually not spraying in wind.
Did some flights yesterday and brought the atc_input_tc to .3 and it feels much better, thank you.
Going to do compass/motor calibration tomorrow? I see in the wiki that I am looking for under 30% on interference. What will it do when I press finish? Will it right new parameters? Do I need to write parameters or is this just a measuremnet? The wiki does not say anything to do after pressing finish. Does it store new values of some sort?
Scared as these props are 30" and big powerful motors.
I have done this, but would this replace doing the advanced compass motor calibration by putting the propellers upside down and measuring the interference? It says in the wiki somewhere under 30% is good.