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Help compass problems ,, I DONT KNOW

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by JBK, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. JBK

    JBK

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    I have a P2 non vision and on power up after it warms up finds its satellites I flip my S1 switch 5 times and get the esc lights to turn solid yellow to calibrate compass .. I do this every time I fly in new places. Never had a problem calibrating!! Took the P2 out the other night went through warm up toggled S1 and did my drone dance. Set the P2 down and got a red and yellow flash .. Powered everything off tried it again this time got solid red. Brought it home plugged it in said everything was normal but did a advanced calibration anyway., went back out same thing !! After powering it off and on once or twice the satellites engaged I took off flew fine but cannot calibrate compass as normal.. Took the compass off of my Vision plus put on P2 but same thing won't calibrate with the Dance!! Any ideas on what I could do ??
     
  2. Meta4

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    What was the magnetic environment like where you were trying to calibrate?
    Anything like manhole covers or concrete with a lot of steel reinforcing?
    How far are you traveling that you want to recalibrate?
    If you are less than 100 kilometres, there's no need to recalibrate and doing it so often just introduces the risk of getting a bad calibration.