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Compass interference

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Greetings,

I changed out my landing gear a couple of days ago, took it outside, powered it and the controller up, started the motors, no problem. I then took it out into the yard, where I have flown from before and promptly got a "compass interference, move to new location, or recalibrate compass". I moved back to the original position; no joy. I then tried to recalibrate the compass and after "Step 1 Complete", straight to "Calibration Failed". I have tried in different locations, even in the middle of a soccer field, with no success.

Suggestions?
 

AdventureG

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Hi Karma's a b@#%^

I sometimes have calibration failure but never that extreme. I am hoping that by now you have figured a solution?

Something that I recently learned that may have caused your inability to calibrate - do you know about the Kp level (magnetology) effect?

I have an article on my website with details and links to obtain the app for your phone: How Long Before My Karma, DJI, etc… Drone Fly’s Away & Crashes? – Adventure Gadgetry

Happy flyin!
 
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Hi AdventureG, thanks for the reply.

Yes, I have figured out the solution. I first calibrated the Accelometer. That failed the first on the first attempt; probably me, but calibrated successfully on the second attempt. After that, the compass calibrated on the first attempt. I have not had any issues since; I have flown it a couple of times in various locations. "Acquiring GPS, KARMA ready to fly". All of this was caused by damaged landing gear, so maybe take a close look at yours.

I am aware of Kp level. I use an app, UAV, and amongst the many indicators it tracks, Kp is one of them. Less than 4.
 

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