Here are my test results with the TBS tracker. Main test is to establish a general ADC range for different track gate sizes and MW used to help with simplifying settings.
TBS Unify Pro HV
TBS Triumph Antenna
EMAX Night Hawk X Version 2 prototype
EMAX 30 AMP lightning ESC.
EMAX RS2205-S motors 2300KV
4 ft tripod.
TFC. Temp 80-85 degrees
I wanted to start with a more common setup of racing drone. 200mw 5 inch drone.
This is also my first time using the TBS Tracker solo.
Initial calibration of the tracker found ADC range of 2600. This was done by placing TBS tracker on 4ft pole with quad at 5-6ft from tracker at same height. Calibrated and got the initial value of 2600.
Started a countdown and flew a predetermined area and would fly through the gate after 10+ seconds. The course layout was about an average of 26 second laps.
First flight showed that the tracker was picking up the quad from quite a far distance. About 25+ ft. Made several attempts with the same result. Also testing different frequency with the same result.
I tried lower the ADC value from 2600 to 2000 or lower. Anything below 2500 would then not even register.
After several attempts I look for alternatives.
I decided to do several calibrations at different distances. I started right at the tracker with the quad inches from it. The reading on the ADC went up..... Around 3600. I tested again and with simlar results. Please note that im rounding numbers as I should have documented the actual, but i feel that is irreverent as the number would change +/- 50.
I then tested again at 2 ft, 4ft, and 6ft. ADC numbers went from 3600, 3400,3200. Range ADC would drop 200 points ever 2ft. I did this several times with similar results, just standing there with the tracker. I did have one instance that the calibration dropped to 2000.... I believe that maybe the calibration picked up a spike in the VTX and assumed it was a MW change or something. So I again kept calibrating and getting similar results aside from the hiccup. I then used the numbers to start test flying. The tracker was then way more on point then my earlier attempts.
Best practice would be when you initially receive your TBS tracker that you do a similar range test to find the best number for calibration. There could be other outside forces that may bring different ADC numbers. Once found, note number for future reference.