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Professional Compass Calibration

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Flipsonic, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Flipsonic

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    I never had any problem calibrating the compass. I always do the chicken dance every time I change locations. Today no problem with calibration while holding it up. But with nose down, the camera kept twitching and never got the calibration successful message. I took off each time anyway without any issues and all Litchi missions were successful. The only thing that I touched before this was IMU calibration. Does the camera have anything to do with compass calibration? I've never seen this happen before. Anything I should do?


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  2. Flipsonic

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    I read from many posts and tutorials to calibrate whenever you change locations. But others say don't since you may just confuse the compass. So which is it?


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  3. Meta4

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    The answer will depend on who you ask.
    But experience has shown that it's unnecessary to recalibrate every flight and unnecessary recalibration introduces the risk of a bad calibration.
    Read this for some background: Compass Calibration, A Complete Primer
     
  4. Flipsonic

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    Thank you for that Meta4.


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