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Flying in very high latitudes - Alaska

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by usaken, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. usaken

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    Does anyone have any experience flying in very high latitudes, like Alaska. True north variation can be quite high in these areas, 90 degrees and more. thanks
     
  2. paw252

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    I have a question to DJI about GPS

    We have a Variation 26 degrees to the magnetic north pole and the geographic North Pole

    Is GPS on DJI Phantom 2 vision towards ​​Geographic North Pole
    or towards the magnetic North Pole

    Is there a way we can get GPS addressed to the magnetic North Pole here where I live in Paamiut Greenland

    My Dji Phantom 2 vision and Phantom 1 is not to manage in GPS mode

    have a friend who lives a little further north here in Greenland, and he has a Phantom 1, with the same problems as I do, it is not to manage in GPS mode

    My friend have a Variation 28 degrees where he live ( NUUK)

    I tried DJI Phantom 2 vision in Denmark in December 2013 and it worked perfectly
    my friend has also tried his Phantom 1 in Denmark in 2013 and also worked perfectly

    The problem may be that the GPS has towards the geographic North Pole

    If the GPS has the direction of the magnetic north pole will surely solve the problem. I hope

    Will DJI help us?


    Sent to DJI support


    paw252 from Greenland
     
  3. FSJ Guy

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    HOW close to the north Pole? Alaska is a big state! LOL!

    Seriously, I would do the compass calibration when you get there. Then try a LOW ALTITUDE test flight and be ready to switch to Attitude mode.