Confusion: Compass Calibration

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I see that the monitor has a compass calibration setting. I thought the compass is calibrated on the drone itself? I used to do this every flight, but is this the same compass? If I calibrate the monitor, no need to do the drone?
 

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I see that the monitor has a compass calibration setting. I thought the compass is calibrated on the drone itself? I used to do this every flight, but is this the same compass? If I calibrate the monitor, no need to do the drone?
Your Phantom has a compass used for flight that should never need calibration in normal circumstances.
Your controller display has a compass so that it can tell which way you are facing and the map and radar views indicate where your drone is properly.
Two different compasses for two different purposes
 
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Where is the calibration for the controller? I want to see the red arrow pointing face forward not some other direction, I've looked at a lot of ut vids but no help. TIA
 
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I want to see the red arrow pointing face forward not some other direction
The red arrow will face forward if you are behind the aircraft. That should be self explanatory.
 

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