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Calibrating P3A compass on four-story balcony

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by HiddenDrone510, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. HiddenDrone510

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    Hello all, I brought my P3A about 1800 miles away from my home and last compass calibration location. I was wondering if I could safely re-calibrate my compass on a four story balcony. Thank you
     
  2. msinger

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    I wouldn't attempt that. I'm sure that balcony contains a lot of metal.
     
  3. MDR

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    I would strongly advise against it. There is a lot of steel in most balconies and buildings.
     
  4. 2k3sgm

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    i concur
     
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    Why not cal at your flying location(s)?
    Is it your intention to fly from the balcony too???

    If so, also not recommended.
     
  6. Bill Schroeppel

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    Can it be calibrated outside and taken to the 4th floor balcony and launched?
     
  7. witold

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    Get your lazy butt out of the hotel room and go outside to calibrate. :p
     
  8. HiddenDrone510

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    Thanks for your advice but was hoping to avoid a crowded beach to calibrate, but I will try to find a good location. I will not be calibrating on the balcony. Thank you
     
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    DON'T - Just Walk down to the ground floor well away from the building or parked cars pref in a park area - just think of all the wires and pipes under your feet as well!!!
     
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