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Hi there,i have flown my phantom 3 once.Can not get it going again. Do I need to calibrate compass every time I need to fly.Cannot get imu calibrated either.Advice please.
 
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Hi there,i have flown my phantom 3 once.Can not get it going again. Do I need to calibrate compass every time I need to fly.Cannot get imu calibrated either.Advice please.
Hi, I am no expert but I can answer one question , You do not need to calibrate compass before every flight. Once you have successfully calibrated compass there is no need. Good luck.
 

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@gordieshep,
Welcome to the Forum!


"Can not get it going again."
We need some details...
#1 Can you start the motors?
#2 Any error messages from the app?
#3 How long has in been since you flew it?


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I have to agree : You have a problem and we don't know the situation of the drone.... The RC unit... The Tablet/phone... The Aircraft..The Airborne battery ? we need some more answers like Rod Pad asked !

There's quite a few Very important things to get going / started and the others fall in line after that.
 
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@gordieshep,
Welcome to the Forum!


"Can not get it going again."
We need some details...
#1 Can you start the motors?
#2 Any error messages from the app?
#3 How long has in been since you flew it?


Rod
It’s been about 2months since I flew it. Haven’t been able to get it flying after first flight. Tried a few times and gave up. Keeps saying imu error. On app it’s says calibrate compass but I’ve done that. Maybe reset it and start again. Would that help. Thanks.
 

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I’m new to drones and recently got a p3 standard , I’ve been told that to do an imu calibration , first make sure you get drone as cold as you can , once started there is a heater inside that heats while it’s calibrating , also you must be on a flat level table when doing this , then after you have done it you should calibrate the compass , I’m sure somebody who has already done this will add more
Good luck rob
 

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@macaulayjuan,
Why did you delete your posts?
I didn't have time to give you a like. :confused: I'm supposed to be working. o_O

I was ready to share this one with you. :)

"Digging For The Answers" ;)
Weird noise and compass error

Let the OP topic continue......

Rod
 

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@Rob1468,
Did you check out those threads?
There isn't a heater ;)
I guess its like the IMU needs to get to the same temperature as it was when it was last calibrated. It definitely makes a difference if it was calibrated in the summer and now it is winter.

@gordieshep,
But are you getting anywhere? :eek:

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@Rob1468,
Did you check out those threads?
There isn't a heater ;)
I guess its like the IMU needs to get to the same temperature as it was when it was last calibrated. It definitely makes a difference if it was calibrated in the summer and now it is winter.

@gordieshep,
But are you getting anywhere? :eek:

Rod
Thanks for that,going to try again this weekend. Weather no been good the last week
 
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Thanks for that,going to try again this weekend. Weather no been good the last week
Thank for your help. I managed to get flying today. Kept drone out in shed all night. The same temp as outside. Every went ok with imu and calibration. Thank goodness. Was worried I wouldn’t fly again. Just got to master the flying bits now 👍
 
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