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Calibration

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by mhermenze, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. mhermenze

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    When I calibrate the drone the first rotation goes fine and the light turns green. Yet when I do it vertically it flashes red. I unplugged the compass and plugged it back in with no effect. Any ideas?
     
  2. IflyinWY

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    Is it flashing red, or is it flashing red and yellow?

    Have you connected to the NAZA assistant software and done an IMU calibration.

    It's like really important.
     
  3. mhermenze

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    I connected to the software and it said it calibrated(on Mac) the light is flashing just red
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    You need to calibrate the compass outside away from any interference from metal and buried power lines.
     
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    any chance you are in or very near a no- fly zone?
     
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    has no effect on a P1
     
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    Can you explain exactly how you do the compass calibration. I've seen many do it wrong. I have had only one calibration fail. It was because I changed the way I normally do it and held the bird close to my body. I normally hold it out at arms length. I forgot I had a 1/4 " magnetic chuck in my pocket. I did it again at arms length still having the magnet in my pocket and all went well. I have seen people do the second part of calibration...spin the phantom like a wagon wheel. Not correct. Nose down and spin on vertical axis is the proper way. I also just turn my whole body.