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Flying in South Africa

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by craig.c, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. craig.c

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    On a trip in Cape Town, South Africa right now and my heli is flying really weird. No GPS signal and it is all over the place in fairly light winds? Any idea on what could be causing this? Is it something to do with being so far south or in a different hemisphere?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. neil64

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    Make sure you calibrate the compass. You may not be able to get a good GPS signal there, so I wouldn't recommend trusting the GPS at all - ATTI all the way.
     
  3. whitepuff

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    Thats weird, perhaps recalibrate the compass. I am in SA (live here) and flew this afternoon with perfect gps signal. Good friend in Cape town area and flies daily with gps with no issues. Think you just need to recalibrate and give it some time to detect the signals in the new hemisphere.
     
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