How do I calibrate compass P3A when try to fly indoor?

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I'm new to drone, just got my very first drone(P3A) over the holiday weekend. When I tried to fly indoor, it drifts quite a bit. My question is do I need to calibrate compass outside my house then bring the bird back indoor and fly? sorry for the newbie question.
 

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FWIW, you might want to stick to flying outdoors. Flying inside of a house is a crash waiting to happen for most people.
 
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Yes, always calibrate the compass outdoors, away from any metallic objects, including watches, phones, etc. indoors, you will be in ATTI mode, so the bird will drift.


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Thanks for your reply. I thought since the P3A has the Vision Position System, it could fly indoors more stable than P3S. I've watched a few youtube videos on P3A fyling indoors, it's quite stable when hovering.
 
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I have some cheap drones, but decided to step it up a notch..bought a P3S. Ya ..what they said..calibrate it away from any tall metallic buildings ..or large structures will give you a more accurate calibration. Also do the IMU calibration..I did both on mine, but I fly outdoors. Yours is more advanced than mine so i don't know if an IMU calibration is needed..I'm a newbie myself to these awesome DJI drones.

Howdy Folks! I have a question also..should I trust the new firmware update for the P3S? I have heard stories about loss transmitting distance compared to the stock firmware. I myself is a newbie to DJI drones. Big step up from my cheap ones. Thanks.
 
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Thanks for your reply. I thought since the P3A has the Vision Position System, it could fly indoors more stable than P3S. I've watched a few youtube videos on P3A fyling indoors, it's quite stable when hovering.
Everything on youtube 'seems easy' =)
It takes 5 youtube minutes to swap out a Nissan S15 SR20DET motor.
It takes 5 reality days =)

And If you are asking and not sure about when are where to calibrate compass, then I highly recommend you NOT to fly indoors until you have some understanding on how the Phantom 3 all works.

And for those who are thinking on flying indoors, just make sure you set your RTH to zero and to hover in the case it does pick up a false GPS lock outdoors that is +60 ft. This will prevent it from accidently RTH if your controller dies or loses signal.

And keep away from walls and ceilings. You will get vortex vacuums..
 
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