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Compass-err

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by cditty, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. cditty

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    Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? I don't know what ribbon to check. Everything looks good, but I don't know.

     
  2. cditty

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    Also, this just showed up after the last update. I had crashed it the week before, but the RC software didn't say anything about it until after I updated.
     
  3. Meta4

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    Has it just shown up once?
    If in doubt power down and try again - making sure there isn't a big lump of steel somewhere nearby.
     
  4. cditty

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    It happens every time I load the rc software. Its sitting on my wood dinning room table.
     
  5. Dirty Bird

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    Check the cable plugged into the compass, and also the opposing end inside the aircraft. It might help to disconnect/reconnect to make sure it is plugged in securely. Sometimes doing this can help if you have developed a bit of corrosion from in the contacts from exposure to moisture. Lastly, have you had the compass on or near anything metal or near a strong magnetic field like speakers? I messed up my compass sitting it on a box containing a big Sony boombox. It still works but it asks me to calibrate every 2-10 flights. A new compass only costs $19.
     
  6. cditty

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    Which cable it the compass cable?
     
  7. N017RW

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    The compass is the silver item affixed to one of the landing leg sets.

    But why not check, and re-seat as advised, ALL the cables and connections while you're in there?
     
  8. cditty

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    Thanks and will do.