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how much distance change requires compass calibration

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by lutece7, Sep 4, 2014.

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  1. lutece7

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    I have repeatedly read that the compass needs to be recalibrated when you change location. But I still don't know how much distance change requires the recalibration. Therefore, if my takeoff is just 5 miles away, I am recalibrating. Am I being ridiculous? Does anyone know how much change is necessary? I am sure everyone does it with a 200 mile change. But where are we supposed to draw the line?
     
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    Depends on where you live in the world and the magnetic declination...

    I don't bother unless it's > 50 miles.
     
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    I'VE done it as little as 100 meters , only takes a second . just watch you lights .
     
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    I don't think distance matters. I took mine to Japan, several thousand miles away. I forgot to initiate calibration. It flew with no problems. I felt like an idiot afterwards to forget such a thing. But in my defense it was only my 3rd time flying it.
     
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    There's no reason to think of yourself an idiot.

    You're inadvertently confirming what many already know and accept.
     
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