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the external compass on a Phantom111

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by Macdoogal, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Macdoogal

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    I am rebuilding my phantom quad into a phantom hex. I read in a couple of places that the external compas on a P1 needs to be oriented correctly so that it can fly properly. How does one do that? I also understand that the compass orientation is different depending on where you live. Can anyone explain it to me? I live in Washington state USA.
     
  2. CityZen

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    Draw 2 arrows on the compass, with one pointing forward, the other pointing up. When installed on another chassis, the arrows must remain pointing forward and up, respectively.
    The orientation is not different depending upon where you live. The readings will vary, but the Phantom should read the GPS and take this into account already.
    Some other flight controllers require entering a correction value since without a GPS they can't perform this correction themselves.
     
  3. Macdoogal

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    Thanks for the input! I was worried I was getting into another realm of stuff I know nothing about. This, however seems pretty straight forward.