Calibrating your Phantom 3

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I always calibrate before each flight/anywhere i want to fly i calibrate first . Even when i change battery i calibrate.
Is there anything wrong with that?
 

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-- = Magnet-O-Meter Metal Detector =--
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--+ 3D Compass and Magnetometer +--

Tools to measure the strength of magnetic fields. explore and measure the direction and strength of the magnetic field of random objects around you.

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MUI
Calibrating your MUI in the field can lead to problems, you need a level surface.
I would not suggest doing so.
 
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When u eventually get around to using my P3 Pro I'm going to do the MUI the way I saw a guy on YouTube do it as it's quite warm here in the UK

Car running with aircon on as its a dry cold air, leave the P3 in there for 10 mins to cool right down, then straight onto a level surface and calibrate is the way he did it lets hope it works :)
 
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I have had my best luck when I calibrate my compass before any flight that my start position has changed by >1 mile. I would suggest you take the time to do this since is is so easy. It adds another level of trust in the P3P.
 
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In the app, does it tell you when you need to calibrate? Or is the only indication when you get the flashing green/yellow? Does the green/yellow only mean you need to calibrate the compass?
 
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And here I always thought it was IMU, gee. Calibrating the compass every flight is NOT a good idea, you are just increasing the odds of a bad calibration. Once i have a good calibration I do not do another unless I move >100 miles or do a firmware update, and guess what, I have NEVER had a problem, the app will tell you if there is a compass error (like the time I sat it on a comm box to change the battery) then just move it to another area without interference. People really over think this. I use the 'SensorKinetics' app to measure the magnetic field in the takeoff area to insure there is not enough interference to affect the bird.
 
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