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Compass Calibration

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Matchlock, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Matchlock

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    One thing I can't find is the direction of travel when calibrating the compass. I just calibrated the compass on my Phantom 3 Professional and turned the aircraft in a counter clockwise direction.

    Is this alright or must it be in a clockwise rotation?

    I wouldn't want to be responsible for changing the earths rotational direction and ended us all back into the stone age.

    Any comments would be most appreciated, thank you.

    Bud
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    It seemed to fly ok just now but I thought I'd ask anyway.
     
  2. N017RW

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    No difference either way.

    You're good to go!
     
  3. Matchlock

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    Thanks very much, I appreciate your kind reply.

    Bud


     
  4. N017RW

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    Sure thing, just be sure you start pointing dead-nuts North.





    Just kidding, it makes NO difference where you start or which way you rotate. :p
     
  5. Matchlock

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    Also, when I took her out for her first flight just now it first said "Disconnected", then I got and IMU Error, but I muddled my way through the "fix". I find there's still a lot of DJI Pilot Apps up there and they're somewhat different than the DJI GO App. One has to be careful when new at this.

    Anyway, I do appreciate your kind reply, thank you.

    Bud


     
  6. Matchlock

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    ......... thanks a lot, and another year scared clean off my life.:eek:

    Bud


     
  7. alokbhargava

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    Even if you try, you can't change the Earth rotational direction :)

    And aniclockwise or clockwise AC rotation has nothing to do with Earths rotation. You stand on a flat surface and rotate aircraft for calibration never in the direction of earth's rotation.
     
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    Now that would more then likely be due to an improper compass calibration.

    Did you get a solid green light at the 360 degree rotation on the horizontal and vertical?
     
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    .me for OK work to seemed it and clockwise it did I

    ?right, back the on are lights red The

    o_O:confused:
     
  10. Matchlock

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    Sorry, but what solid green light? Where is it located?

    Thanks

    Bud



     
  11. Matchlock

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    I guess I should have used a smiley face or something. I wa just joking about the earth's rotational direction.

    Bud