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Managed to fly from the roof with compass error

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by romantic, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. romantic

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    I managed to fly from the roof of the building with compass error. Is that safe ?
     
  2. Meta4

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    No, it's not.
    Did you calibrate the compass up on the building roof?
     
  3. romantic

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    No, I didn't. I calibrated the compass a few months ago on the beach
     
  4. Kranmc

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    My guess is that the re-bar in the building threw off your compass at first and once you cleared the roof, it settled in. I've had this happen before on a portion of my driveway before. It's a bit unsettling. I'd try to recalibrate compass and, perhaps your IMU while you're at it.


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  5. jtludwig

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    The roof of my house Is flat with rebar and it gave me some trouble as well. Once I recalibrated I was ok.


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  6. Jdhill

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    You recalibrated on the roof with the rebar ?


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  7. jtludwig

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    Yep and I've had no problems since then.


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    Curious as to why your video was a little blurry.