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Is this what my compass should look like?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Jeffin916, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Jeffin916

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    I just calibrated it and just wanted to make sure it looks good. When I took it out yesterday, it was drifting alot and wouldnt stay in one place.

    https://flic.kr/p/nUCZ7J
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  2. Geoelectro

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    Yes. If you hover your mouse or the question mark it explains all the settings and what the norms are.

    Geo
     
  3. Jeffin916

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    Thank you, appreciate it
     
  4. Jeffin916

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    Thanks.
    So when I am taking it out and it is drifting when I am not hitting the sticks, wasnt very windy, is that calibration?
     
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    It could be compass needs adjusting, or you have a weak GPS lock. If you only have 6 satellites sometimes it will dance around.
     
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    This is reassuring info, so when I see the green light blinking normally then a red flash that is just a warning that I am at the GPS threshold? I did not get the red flash on the old firmware. Flew last night and had significant drifting with 6 sats. It made me terminate the flight early.
     
  7. Jeffin916

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    Me too, I had 6 sats and it was drifting everywhere. I didnt take any chances and stoped
     
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    The LED pattern you describe is typical of exactly 6 sats in NAZA mode. I assume u r running NAZA mode. If you are running phantom mode, a red flash is not expected WRT satellites. The flash is not firmware related either I don't think.
     
  9. Gatordent

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    Lol thanks! I updated the firmware then changed to NAZA mode. So I assumed it was a firmware change. Going to try the foil trick I always skirt the danger zone 6-5 sats. Doesn't give me confidence to fly out further.
     
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    That's exactly what it means. Personally, I prefer to wait for 7 satellites, though I have been in areas where I could only get 6 while on the ground and chose to launch anyway. As soon as you get up in the air and clear of trees & buildings obstructing the horizon, you usually pick up several more satellites and the hover will stabilize.
     
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    Your settings are beautiful.. close to zero and around 1600 so to me I think yours settings are great. Btw, I have found that when I first take off I might drift quite a bit, but I just fly close by for a few minutes and it will start to behave properly. At first it will drift quite a bit, then when I bring it back or stop it somewhere it stays put right there. Even in the wind