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Jimmyriddle

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Hi guys....Tried to fly my ‘Karma today,(June/14/2020) and the compass would not calibrate,anybody know if GoPro is having this problem again?...
 

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Flew mine yesterday. The last fix was to resolve an issue that once resolved will not come up again. GoPro not changing or doing anything for Karma. It is what it is.


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Hi guys....Tried to fly my ‘Karma today,(June/14/2020) and the compass would not calibrate,anybody know if GoPro is having this problem again?...
Make sure the Karma is on 2.50.01 firmware and you should be good.
 

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Calibrate the accelerometer first then the compass.

its a known workaround.
 
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You must have a clear sky for karma to receive GPS signal, then karma will let you do the calibration.
Be patient to find the less wifi interference spots for a successful calibration, always calibrate both the compass and accelerator meter before every take-off (except you just change the battery), then happy flying.
 
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No dont calibrate your accelerometer outdoors you need a flat stable surface for it.
Unless you see any jerky movements or out of the blue behavior hovering then you dont need to calibrate the accele. I do calibrate it from time to time but not always.

compass i do all the time before each flight.
 

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I always follow the software message "calibration is completed", if karma is not on a flat surface, there is the message "put karma in a level surface" and the calibration won't be completed, I am not sure is it any harm to calibrate the accelerator meter before every flight.
 

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You must have a clear sky for karma to receive GPS signal, then karma will let you do the calibration.
Be patient to find the less wifi interference spots for a successful calibration, always calibrate both the compass and accelerator meter before every take-off (except you just change the battery), then happy flying.
Compass is not GPS driven and does not need a clear sky.
Compass in Karma is very sensitive to nearby metal including the rebar and wire mesh in concrete. Light poles, power lines and nearby cars etc. can interfere with compass. Normally there is no need to keep calibrating the accelerometer,


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You can't proceed the "compass calibration" with Karma drone when you are indoor or have no enough GPS signal karma received, if you just launch it then there might be a "compass error" (especially in the autonomous fly) and result a crash.
 

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