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Standard Compass replacement

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Gary J, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Gary J

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    Hey folks,
    I had a major crash with my P3S, it destroyed the camera. I replaced the camera this morning, and updated the firmware. The system needed compass calibration, and I tried several times bit kept getting an error message saying there was a magnetic field present.
    After reading several posts about similar issues, my compass was more than likely damaged in the crash.
    Does anyone know of a tutorial video on how to replace the compass?
    Thanks in advance.
    Gary V.
     
  2. Procharged97

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    Did you do an imu cal too? Have you tried compass cal in a different location?

    Heres a link on how to take shell apart..once you do that the compass should be easier... from what i understand the compass replacement on the standard is very similar to that of a phantom 2 vision+. Im sure someone will chime in..i couldnt find video for standard. .

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  3. Procharged97

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    Heres a link for the vision+ compass tutorial. They've all got to be very similar when it comes to breaking them down. @phxbird57 have you done this? Can you help on this one?


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  4. phantom agj

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    Try this: Bring your ph3 in the fridge for about 5 minutes without the battery, then calibrate the imu and retry the compass calibration


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  5. N017RW

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    Why?

    The IMU responds to motion (i.e. inertia), the compass (a magnetometer) responds to magnetism.

    One will not effect the other.
     
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