Inspire 1-Calibrating the Compass

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Calibrating the Compass

IMPORTANT: Make sure to calibrate the compass in every new flight location. The compass is very sensitive to electromagnetic interference, which can cause abnormal compass data leading to poor flight performance or even failure. Regular calibration is required for optimum performance.


  • (1)DO NOT calibrate your compass where there is a chance of strong magnetic interference, such as magnetite, parking structures, and steel reinforcements underground.
  • (2)DO NOT carry ferromagnetic materials with you during calibration such as keys or cellular phones.
  • (3)DO NOT calibrate beside massive metal objects.

Calibration Procedures

Choose an open space to carry out the following procedures.

1. Ensure the compass is calibrated. If you did not calibrate the compass in the Checklist, or if you have changed your position since last calibrating it, tap “MODE” in the app and select “Compass Calibration” to calibrate the compass. Then follow the on-screen instructions.

2. Hold and rotate the aircraft horizontally 360 degrees, and the Aircraft Status Indicator will display a solid green light.

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3. Hold the aircraft vertically with nose pointing downward, and rotate it 360 degrees around the center axis. Recalibrate the compass if the Aircraft Status Indicator show solid red.

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  • If the Aircraft Status Indicator blinks red and yellow after the calibration, move your aircraft to a different location to carry out compass calibration.


  • Calibrate the compass before each flight. Launch DJI Pilot App, follow the on-screen instruction to calibrate the compass.

When to Recalibrate

1. When compass data is abnormal, and the Aircraft Status Indicator is blinking red and yellow.

2. When flying in a new location, or a location that is different from your last flight.

3. When the mechanical structure of the Inspire 1 has changed, i.e. changed mounting position of the compass.

4. When severe drifting occurs in flight, i.e. the Inspire 1 does not fly in straight lines.

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