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Hemisphere Change

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by deepeshdotcom, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. deepeshdotcom

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    Hi,
    I am live in Sydney, Australia and soon traveling to Nepal with my Phantom 2. I am just wondering if I have to do anything special beside simple compass calibration when I change from Southern Hemisphere to Northern?
     
  2. Narrator

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    Make your motors spin in the opposite directions maybe?
    j/k ;)
     
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  3. HacKiwi

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    Just been to Palau and Yap from New Zealand. Had no problems with my V+. Just the usual compass calibration and wait for sats.

    Have a great trip
     
  4. TeamYankee

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    Apart from the compass calibration, you may have to wait longer for the first satellite fix... that's about it really.
     
  5. Mako79

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    Manual says to do compass calibration clockwise. I assume the manual is written in the northern hemisphere. I'm in Australia so I do mine counter clockwise. So if your are in the northern hemisphere, do it clockwise as per manual.












    just a reminder - its april fools in Australia...

    In all seriousness.. Make sure you check the laws in Nepal with UAV's.
    Try and carry on the phantom with batteries. Never check-in the batteries!!!
    Keep an eye on flight behaviours as I assume Nepal is higher in altitude. Thinner air = less grip and more chances of prop wash.
     
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  8. Mako79

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    Hahaha, You are correct. There is no wrong or right in CW or CCW. It was never written.
    In saying that, the first iteration of the manual had diagram with a different direction to the current manual.