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compass calibrate before every flight?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by max01726, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. max01726

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    ive been compass calibrating before every flight just incase. this wont damage the phantom in anyway will it?
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  2. rilot

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    No, but there's really no need. I only do a re-calibration if the craft flies strangely or if I move a significant distance from where I last flew (like 100s of km)
     
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    Is one not better re-calibrating before it flies strangely? I do it every time. I'd rather be safe than sorry seeing my investment do something untoward that might be challenging to recovery from or worse.

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    +1 - not every flight but I do observe the time sats link and a quick hover on each flight to see how stable it is. You can usually spot strange anomolies pretty quickly. I do it if I know I'm in new area or long distance from last flight.
     
  5. xgeek

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    Only ever done a compass calibration 4 times.

    1) When I first got it
    2) When I added the Zenmuse and Gopro
    3) When added the Fatshark, GPS tracker and Flytrex
    4) When I upgraded to v3

    It flies great and is super stable. I see no point in calibrating every time. More chance of getting a bad calibration if doing it every time. YMMV but thats what I do.
     
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    It could be a risk if you calibrate in a less than ideal area or in a haphazard manner. A bad calibration will usually end in tears. Save it for when you can do it properly.
     
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    I'VE gone by the rule new location then calibrate , but sometimes in the same place , if the lights don't go green , do the dance .
     
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    This is my thinking, too.

    I used to do it every flight, but I started to get some strange flight behavior and it was due to me calibrating in a bad spot. I check things out in the P2 Assistant every 2-3 flights now and make sure my Mod value is within spec. As long as it is, I don't touch anything.

    Flew today in a brand new spot, taking off from asphalt and flying in between some buildings and I know if I had calibrated there, it would have gone haywire.

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