Phantom 2-Calibrating the Compass

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Calibrating the Compass

IMPORTANT: Make sure to perform the Compass Calibration procedures prior to the first flight.

The compass is very sensitive to electromagnetic interference which causes abnormal compass data and leads to poor flight performance or even flight failure. Regular calibration of the compass enables the compass to perform at its optimal level.

Calibration Warnings

  • (1)DO NOT calibrate your compass where there is a possibility for the existence of strong magnetic interference such as magnetite, parking structures, and steel reinforcement underground.
  • (2)DO NOT carry ferromagnetic materials with you during calibration such as keys or cellular phones.
  • (3)Compass Calibration is very important; otherwise the flight control system will work abnormally.

Calibration Procedures

Please carry out the calibrating procedures in the flight field before flight. Please watch the quick start video of the PHANTOM 2 for more compass calibration details.

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When Recalibration is Required

  • (1)When Compass Data is abnormal, the LED flight indicator will blink alternating between red and yellow.
  • (2)Last compass calibration was performed at a completely different flying field/location.
  • (3)The mechanical structure of the aircraft has changed, i.e. changed mounting position of the compass.
  • (4)Evident drifting occurs in flight, i.e. the aircraft doesn’t fly in straight lines.
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