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Is the compass used in ATTI mode ?
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Untheory
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Hello,

I am wondering if the compass is used by the drone when we fly in ATTI mode ?

And more generally, what is the exact function of the compass for the drone ?

I am just curious

Thanks in advance.

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Geebax
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The compass is used to stabilise the heading of the aircraft, so that when you command it to fly in a straight line, it does so. And yes, it is in operation all the time, regardless of mode.
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Ange1walk
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The compass in an Aircraft is basically like the Whiskers on a Cat, they help orient
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Untheory
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Thanks for your answer !
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RedHotPoker
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It knows where true North is located, and can therefore, also help, find the drones own way back to your home point.
The Compass and GPS are two different components, separate, but do work in friendly conjunction with one another. ;-)


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Phantom-Paul 7
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While the compass may be operating it is not used when the aircraft is in ATTI mode.The aircraft only maintains altitude in ATTI and not heading.  That is why when you get compass errors the first thing that happens is the bird changes automatically to ATTI mode. If your are flying it ATTI and RTH is triggered then the compass and gps data is used to find home.
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