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Can't calibrate - Too much magmatic interference

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mikeCtv, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. mikeCtv

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    On vacation with P3 and I could not calibrate because of error message of to much interference in open park and 95% empty parking lot. Any thoughts.
     
  2. bbfpv

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    on the parking lot? or in the open park?
     
  3. Meta4

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    Move around and find somewhere away from steel.
    Your Phantom is telling you that it's detecting a magnetic influence greater than what it expects due to the earth's magnetic field.
    That means there's something else nearby magnetic ... like reinforcing steel in concrete, or a buried pipe or you might be too close to a car etc.
     
  4. mikeCtv

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    Thanks for replies I am getting this message often at different locations where I try to fly. What is the down side?
     
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    Go into a field. Or a park. Anywhere where there's lots of grass.
     
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    Hi Mike, welcome to the forum!
    Make sure you don't have metal in your pockets. That can also throw off a calibration. If you do get a compass error in flight, you can switch to ATTI mode to stop an out of control phantom. Land as soon as possible and re-calibrate. The compass mod should be around 1500.
     
  7. teamwilson

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    I put mine on top of my carrying case when I get a calibration error. Works every time
     
  8. Texas Jackie

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    I found out that when I do the compass calibration I cannot wear my Apple Watch and because it causes a calibration error. I suspect that the band I have on the watch is causing the problem because of the magnetic latch that is on the watch.


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