Introducing continuous adaptive auto-calibration
Post date: Dec 08, 2010 4:10:46 AM
We just released version 1.2.3 with a couple of significant improvements. The most exciting improvement is the introduction of continuous adaptive auto-calibration, that does away with the 'Calibrate' button and delivers much better attitude indication in a range of situations. Just fly level, make sure the AI is level (tap the center) and in a few minutes the sensors will adjust to the current flight conditions (engine vibration, turbulence and temperature). This significantly reduces the precession that is caused by the automotive-grade gyro sensors and the hostile environment (engine vibration in particular is a difficult problem for a handheld gyro).
Other improvements include communication frequencies for the nearest field, a slip indicator (the small rectangle hanging off the upward-pointing triangle in the Attitude display), an automatic flight timer and an option to use GPS-derived attitude on devices that have gyro sensors.
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