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Is it possible to fly without compass calibration?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Utopian, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Utopian

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    I just got the drone and wanted to test it out at home just trying to fly it up and down.

    It prompted me to calibrate the compass but because I was inside an apartment the calibration was not successful.

    Is there anyway that I can start it up without the calibration or is it absolutely necessary fro the first flight out of the box?
     
  2. happydays

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    I wouldn't take the chance - just go outside and do it.
     
  3. ukglyn

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    Yes I agree with above, its just not worth the risk.
     
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  4. alokbhargava

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    First of all, I would suggest you not to fly inside your home as you are new to P3. Better go to open field and practice and fly.

    As far as your question goes, yes you can fly without compass calibration but why do you want to do that. P3 can definitely fly but it may become uncontrollable if the calibration is totally off. Chances are less.
     
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  5. Utopian

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    Thanks everyone. I don't intend to test it at home any longer. I was just curious if there was anything wrong with the machine or not, since it kept prompting for calibration. So if I ignored the calibration and started the engine it would have lifted off?
     
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    Yep. Straight into your ceiling and then come crashing down on your floor :)
     
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    First of all did you upgrade the firware? I would also go outside and calibrate. Takes a minute.
     
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    First of all did you upgrade the firmware? I would also go outside and calibrate. Takes a minute.
     
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    First of all did you upgrade the firmware? I would also go outside and calibrate. Takes a minute.
     
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    DONT upgrade the firmware until you have test flown it.

    Then you can decide what revision firmware to put on.

    My new p3A came last month with 1.3.2 which i upgraded to 1.4 and its staying at that for the foreseeable future.
     
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    Take it slow and easy. Read, read, read, read even more and watch videos.

    You don't want your next post to be "Help I crashed my new drone" or " Phantom went crazy and crashed"

    just do little baby steps and you will have Safe flying
     
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    I upgraded it last night to Firmware v1.6.0040, are there any drawbacks to this update?
     
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    I am current on all Firmware and fly just fine.
     
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  14. Utopian

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    Also, do you know what exactly the battery firmware update does? Thanks for your insight.