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Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Bobby Lee, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Bobby Lee

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    My p3 keeps advising to calibrate. Responds with too much magnetic field in area. Never had this problem before. Reinstalled app/update, same problem :(



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  2. msinger

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    Did you try to calibrate the compass outside away from any metal objects?

    FYI, the DJI GO app will show that message if you're near metal objects. Once you move away, you might find it does not even need to be calibrated at that point. But, if you've never done it, you should do it before your first flight.
     
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    yep standing by a car will due it real quick
     
  4. Bobby Lee

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    Thanks, for your replies! I've flown it many times from the same locations! Guess I'll regretfully contact tech support.


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  5. With The Birds

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    I wouldn't run off to tech support until I had tried a calibration in an open area. Middle of an oval or field would be a good choice.

    You may need to degauss the compass. What is the exact error message?
     
  6. Bobby Lee

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    How do you degauss the compass?


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    google "degauss compass"

    Google
     
  8. Bobby Lee

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    Same problem. Contacted tech-support. Worse experience, ever!!!!!!!!! So thankful that I didn't purchase the Pro! $500 waste is easier to swallow.


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  9. With The Birds

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    How have you wasted $500?

    Have you tried the calibration in an open area?

    If you can't or don't want to go to the effort of getting to a solution I'm sure someone here or elsewhere will buy the bird as is. Replacing the compass isn't an expensive or particularly complex procedure if that is what's needed.
     
  10. Roytala

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    Did you calibrate IMU right after upgrading the firmware? The compass won't calibrate if IMU is not calibrated.


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  11. Bobby Lee

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    Yes, discovered the IMU calibration YouTube video just before your post, tried it today, and it corrected the problem. I can't believe during my hour+ long tech support chat, they didn't suggest that. Anyway, thanks everyone for your assistance.


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