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Broken compass after crash - Do I need it?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by Rashaad Sallie, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. Rashaad Sallie

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    Hi all. So i had a crash and it broke the compass. Somehow the compass connector on the board bent and when I tried to straighten it - it broke. Yeah I know i'm stupid. Anyway, now I obviously don't get any GPS and a consistent compass calibration error. so, heres my question.

    If I unplug the compass and fly in ATTI mode, how do I get the software to stop popping up a GPS error warning? Do I really need the compass, when I am prepared to fly fully manual or ATTI modes?
     
  2. Rashaad Sallie

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    So here is a photo. The compass plug is broken and cannot be resoldered back on.
     
  3. Friday Jams

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    Hi, I have same problem. Did you ever figure this out?
     
  4. J Dot

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    You have 3 choices:
    1) send board for repair ( can be fixed )
    2) new main board
    3) old style GPS unit with old style compass, or pop off cover plate of anti-static compass, and use longer v2 compass wire ( grey one not white )as it hooks directly to the compass, and NOT the mainboard.

    Hope this helps!

    J Dot
    :cool:
     
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  5. Mako79

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    I havent tried it yet (been wanting to but dont have the need as i have a P3)

    You can get an integrated compass and gps and plug directly into the NAZA.
    NEO-M8N GPS & Compass for DJI Naza-M V2/Lite Flight Controller Compatible
    The chip in the P2 series is a version 6. The chip in the link is a version 8.

    You can modify it to fit inside the phantom by shaving the top shell.
     
  6. Steven Price

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    Would this work for the P3 Pro? The compass connector on my P3 pro mainboard broke off and now I'm trying to find out whether I can replace the connector, attach a separate device, or if I have to send it in.
     
  7. Mako79

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    Im not sure about the p3 series. I dont think it would work as the gos chip is written for the naza. The p3 does not use naza.