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Compass calibration

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by jelly013, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. jelly013

    Aug 4, 2016
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    I calibrate everytime my compass when I start a new flight. Also on the same location. But do I need to do that on my phantom 2? Because if I startup my phantom 2 it is flashing orange. Mostly I calibrate my compass. Or do I need to wait for the gps stuff. After the compass calibration my gps saves home location. Does it do also before the calibration?

    EDIT: posted in the wrong forum. It has to be: Phantom 2 Discussion.
  2. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
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    Jan 8, 2014
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    GPS is unrelated to compass - completely different systems.
    Here's a thread that should help you understand what compass calibration is all about and when it's necessary: Compass Calibration, A Complete Primer
  3. jason

    Oct 12, 2014
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    Commerce Twp,MI
    Now I'll add my 2 cents worth on the subject.

    I've been flying now for more that two years now and the only time I do a compass calibration is the shell has been opened or modifications have been done. Normally after making a modification or a flight mishap (crash) I will calibrate the compass out in the backyard which has primary voltage/secondary power lines over head.and will test flight it with no ill effects.

    Now the advice that Ianwood has posted
    Compass Calibration, A Complete Primer is very good advice for a beginner.
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