Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Help' started by Cone&drone, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Cone&drone

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi the direction arrow on my dji app is not pointing straight , I've done a compass calibration numerous times but can't get it right . Can anyone help please ? Cheers Dave
     
  2. kirk2579

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    263
    Location:
    Girard. ohio
    unsure what you mean "pointing straight"

    that shows direction the quad is facing when in flight.
    is the compass in your tablet/phone on and working?
     
  3. Cone&drone

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes you know how the blue directional arrow on the bottom left hand corner of your phone of which if you tap on it it becomes bigger and it tells you where the front of the drone is facing , well mine is now pointing off to the right even when the drone is straight. It's been all good for the last 6 months but all of a sudden it changed . I've done compass calibration numerous times but still it's not right
     
  4. Cone&drone

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would it be because my location services is off on my phone ? It could be that ? You mentioned that .
     
  5. Helijoc

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2015
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    61
    I had the same question. Wanted to look into it. Lower left arrow with map points in the correct direction but when I click on the radar it is almost 90 degrees off. Perhaps someone can explain the difference. I assume the radar is the position of the controller in reference to the aircraft.
     
    Cone&drone likes this.
  6. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,030
    Likes Received:
    5,602
    Location:
    US
    Try calibrating the compass on your mobile device.
     
  7. Cone&drone

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi I tried that and it all good now I flew last night and it worked. Thank you very much
     
  8. Mark The Droner

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Messages:
    4,014
    Likes Received:
    1,172
    Location:
    Brookeville, MD, USA
    Well I've learned something here. If your device doesn't have a compass, your arrow is going to be messed up. That explains that. Anybody have an Android tablet they can recommend? At least 7 inches but I wouldn't be opposed to moving up to 10 if the resolution is good.
     
  9. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,030
    Likes Received:
    5,602
    Location:
    US
    I recommend the Nvidia Shield K1 or Google Nexus 7 (2013) -- in that order. You can find a complete list of recommended devices here.