Unless you’re an ace pilot (like Matthew Mcconaughey in Interstellar), you’ll be better off relying on electronics to balance your RC plane or quadcopter (because, to quote another famous galactic pilot: “flying is for droids”). MPU 9DOF click, our 101st click board, is up to the task.
MPU 9DOF click combines a motion sensor, accelerometer and a digital compass into a powerful inertial measurement unit. It’s not just for flying of course, you can use it to give your gaming devices, wearables, and robots a sense of bearing.
The MPU–9150 SiP (System in Package) aboard MPU 9DOF click combines two chips to give you the purported nine degrees of freedom. One is the MPU–6050 that contains a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope along with a Digital Processing Unit; the other is AK8975, a digital compass.
The Tri-Axis accelerometer has a programmable full scale range of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g and ±16g, the compass is with a full scale range of ±1200µT, and the gyro has a sensitivity of up to 131 LSBs/dps and a full-scale range of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000dps.
To get started, check the Libstock examples. These implement the well-known Madgwick AHRS and IMU sensor fusion algorithms that improve the accuracy and stability of sensor readings. Details on the product page, along with the manuals and schematics.
In case you don’t need a compass and only require six degrees of freedom, use our MPU IMU click. That one carries an MPU–600.