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eYeSkYeYe
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..if MA is flown around and exactly at Earth's magnetic North Pole?
Would compass be able to deal with it or there will be Yaw/Compass/GPS errors everywhere in the logs?

2-13 14:28
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Lamplighter55
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It presumably depends what the 'decision tree' is within the MA.  Does GPS trump the compass or are both needed to fly without error? Separately I have a suspicion that the Mavic and Spark series drones can suffer from 'gimbal lock' on the compasses (and I'm not referring to the camera gimbal btw!). I've seen some data files where the yaw value jumps 180-+ degrees mid flight - often at the point where there is a 'yaw error' ... I think it may be possible to mitigate this by first calibrating the compass(s) starting at an East or West pointing position, and second taking off in either an east or west pointing position.
2-13 15:08
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Bekaru Tree
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its moving pretty fast - can the MA keep up with it? ;-) i think it would freak out, certain conflicting information causes error notices in the mavic pro
2-13 15:38
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Airwater
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Maybe you can go there and try it and post a video.
2-13 16:02
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Locoman
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It is my understanding that nothing flies directly over the poles just for that reason.
2-14 03:21
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DaMa
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On Page 52 MP. I think this is for MA the same.
2-14 04:58
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A CW
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DJI advise not to fly any of their drones in the polar areas.
2-14 06:07
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eYeSkYeYe
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A CW Posted at 2018-2-14 06:07
DJI advise not to fly any of their drones in the polar areas.

Huh, I missed that one. Any links for MA? I know Mavic Pro has it in manual and that partially inspired my question.
2-14 08:30
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2018-2-14 08:30
Huh, I missed that one. Any links for MA? I know Mavic Pro has it in manual and that partially inspired my question.

The MavAir cannot use gps in polar areas , but can use VPS.
2-14 08:59
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2018-2-14 08:30
Huh, I missed that one. Any links for MA? I know Mavic Pro has it in manual and that partially inspired my question.

If you keep it within the VPS range, it should be fine.
MA has vision compass
2-14 08:59
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-2-14 08:59
The MavAir cannot use gps in polar areas , but can use VPS.

You think VPS will do well in snow, white, almost no contrast texture?
2-14 10:55
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2018-2-14 10:55
You think VPS will do well in snow, white, almost no contrast texture?

Not to sure how it would do but you won’t have much else to hang on to, maybe tie a ribbon round the drone.
2-14 11:13
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If your going to fly over the Polar Areas, which DJI recommends no to do, I strongly suggest that you tie a 50lb test fishing line and always keep the drone in VLOS.


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