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Standard Compass Error Exit P-GPS Mode

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by nick4594, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. nick4594

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    Started my phantom up and hovered about 5 ft off ground for a second then all of a sudden this error came up and my phantom started drifting around. I guess it switched to atti mode. I did a hand catch land and calibrated the compass right after. Only had a few minutes of battery remaining after about 15 -20 min of non interrupted flight, so I started up and hovered at 5 feet to see if it would replicate the same scenario. It did ok for the last 2 minutes of flight. But now im worried that this will happen again and im gonna crash or something. Anyone know what could have caused this right after takeoff?
     
  2. Meta4

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    The most likely cause is that you calibrated your compass in an area where the earth's normal magnetic field was distorted by a lot of iron or steel, buried pipes, cables or reinforced concrete etc.
    Take your Phantom somewhere well away from these influences and calibrate the compass there.
     
  3. m0rph

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    If that mean, what you said, then what is the "compass error calibration required" means?
     
  4. Meta4

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    It's badly worded.
    Compass error doesn't mean that the compass has a problem.
    It means the compass has detected a problem and the solution is almost always, move to a magnetically clean location.
    Recalibrating in a bad location will give you worse problems.