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Calibrating your Phantom 3

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Bret Lucas, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Bret Lucas

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    #1 Bret Lucas, Jul 4, 2015
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  2. Bret Lucas

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    Follow these instructions and your P3 will behave always.
     
  3. Fares

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    I always calibrate before each flight/anywhere i want to fly i calibrate first . Even when i change battery i calibrate.
    Is there anything wrong with that?
     
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    compass.jpg

    -- = Magnet-O-Meter Metal Detector =--
    Or
    --+ 3D Compass and Magnetometer +--

    Tools to measure the strength of magnetic fields. explore and measure the direction and strength of the magnetic field of random objects around you.

    ANDROID APPS IN THE ANDROID STORE

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    MUI
    Calibrating your MUI in the field can lead to problems, you need a level surface.
    I would not suggest doing so.
     
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    When u eventually get around to using my P3 Pro I'm going to do the MUI the way I saw a guy on YouTube do it as it's quite warm here in the UK

    Car running with aircon on as its a dry cold air, leave the P3 in there for 10 mins to cool right down, then straight onto a level surface and calibrate is the way he did it lets hope it works :)
     
  7. Paul Leishman

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    I have had my best luck when I calibrate my compass before any flight that my start position has changed by >1 mile. I would suggest you take the time to do this since is is so easy. It adds another level of trust in the P3P.
     
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    In the app, does it tell you when you need to calibrate? Or is the only indication when you get the flashing green/yellow? Does the green/yellow only mean you need to calibrate the compass?
     
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    And here I always thought it was IMU, gee. Calibrating the compass every flight is NOT a good idea, you are just increasing the odds of a bad calibration. Once i have a good calibration I do not do another unless I move >100 miles or do a firmware update, and guess what, I have NEVER had a problem, the app will tell you if there is a compass error (like the time I sat it on a comm box to change the battery) then just move it to another area without interference. People really over think this. I use the 'SensorKinetics' app to measure the magnetic field in the takeoff area to insure there is not enough interference to affect the bird.
     
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