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A Question of Metal

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by CmB, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. CmB

    CmB

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    We all now know that it is not a good idea to do a compass calibration on or near a metal surface/structure etc.

    My question is, does that include all metal surfaces or just specific types of metal?

    The reason i ask is that i bought a Helipad from UAVStickers and after having re-read the description i can see that it is made of "A solid plastic core sandwiched between two white aluminium faces" http://www.uavstickers.com/helipad.php

    Would this affect the compass or not?
     
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    Only ferrous metals pose a risk. Aluminum is non-ferrous, and therefore non-magnetic, and will impose no ill-effects on your Vision+ compass.
     
  3. CmB

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    And this is exactly why i should have paid more attention in school !!!

    Thanks for the quick response. ;)