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Caution: Don't Use Magnetic Screwdriver

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by globalcop, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. globalcop

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    Just thought I'd share my stupidity in order to prevent anyone else from blowing their compass module. After a few days of troubleshooting I finally realized that the reason why I could never get rid of the Red/Yellow flashing LED was because I had actually put a magnet right up against my compass - the screwdriver I used to assemble the Phantom.

    I'm running all over the web now trying to get a new compass module (only about $10) but hard to find so far.

    Oh, and "Hi" everyone. Nice to get in on the ground floor of a new forum. Looking forward to sharing and reading.

    Ed, Manhattan, KS
    Quadcopter newb

    P.S. Purchased my Phantom from DSLRPros.com in L.A.
     
  2. Adam

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    Thanks for the tip Ed! I do have a few magnetic screwdrivers laying around, better keep them away from the Phantom...
     
  3. tanasit

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  4. denodan

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    You won't blow your compass. I magnetic screw driver, is so low it will not harm your compass, but will most likely stop you calibrating you compass and need a magnet to re calibrate.

    I used a magnetic screw driver for mine and was fine after I used a magnet to correct it. None of my screw driver are non magnetic, they all seem to get magnetised in time, so what I have done is bought a demagnitzer, as it is a handy part of you tool kit to have, cheap enough to get off ebay.