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Professional Compass issue

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by forshiggles, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. forshiggles

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    So last Sunday I crashed my p3p into a tree broke the camera gimbal yaw arm and flat cable. Since I was waiting on parts I decided to take apart and paint the shell. Now that I have everything put back together I'm having a electromagnetic interference problem when trying to calibrate the compass any suggestions
     
  2. forshiggles

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    8 views no suggestions
     
  3. Mark The Droner

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    Sometimes help from the membership takes more than a few minutes.

    I hope you didn't use some kind of weird paint that interferes with the compass.

    I think the first step is to calibrate the IMU. That could very well solve your problem.
     
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  4. forshiggles

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    Your right man that's my fault but do you think the IMU could have something to do with the interference
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    If the IMU is off, then there's plenty of other things that could be off including the compass. So yeah.
     
  6. Air Ontario

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    Did you by chance use a sprayer with any type of grounding wire?
     
  7. forshiggles

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    Thank you for the replies marknmd honestly I'm looking into just picking up another pro craft they have them at dji store for 339 but would still like to get this one going. As it was my first phantom and I loved it
     
  8. forshiggles

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    I just used some basic spray paint
     
  9. Air Ontario

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    Ok good so not likely the paint or application.
    Any way you could have moved someting inside enough to cause compass blockage?

    It has interference at any location?
     
  10. forshiggles

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    Just so we are clear it is the compass that is at the bottom on the landing gear correct?
     
  11. forshiggles

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    And yes interference everywhere I go and I'm in bumfuckedegypt
     
  12. Air Ontario

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    Can you see the compass wires thru the right side of battery compartment and there are no visible issues and it is connected at the nav board end?
     
  13. forshiggles

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    Will check when i get home from work
     
  14. forshiggles

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    So after taking the shell back apart I found the grey wire for the compass was pinched between the top and bottom shell. Hoping that's the problem
     
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    Good deal, maybe that was the issue. If not it shouldn't be where it can rub in two anyway.
     
  16. forshiggles

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    After taking a better look around the craft and of the pics I took from the tare down just the compass wire is damaged and in three spots idk how it could have happened but I'll order one and update
     
  17. Air Ontario

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    Wow. Too bad but a good find.

    I believe that is Part # 11 but double check. should be an easy plug and play.
     
  18. forshiggles

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    It is other then the silicon like substance in the landing gear
     
  19. forshiggles

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    Anyone here know what that stuff is
     
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    Its probably a silicon like substance, could be acrylic, may even be silicon based.