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Is it normal for distance reading to change?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by worldsoutro, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. worldsoutro

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    When I start up the bird I notice the distance changes a few feet even though I did not move yet?
     
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    The distance is calculated by GPS which is only accurate to about 5-6 feet.
    Subsequent GPS positions commonly differ by 1-3 feet and this accounts for the variation you are observing.