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stenk
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Flight distance : 13451 ft
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Hi guys

I know you are not meant to calibrate the compass unless it prompts you but if I was taking my spark let’s say 20 kms from my normal flight area should I calibrate?

Not quite 100% on what to do.

Thanks,

Sten
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DJI Thor
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Flight distance : 13602 ft
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Here are some scenarios that we suggest calibrating the compass:
1. When compass data is abnormal, and the Aircraft Status Indicator is blinking red and yellow.
2. When flying in a new location, or a location that is different from your last flight.
3. When the aircraft moves erratically during flight, i.e. the drone doesn't fly in straight lines.
We recommend calibrating it.
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Wachtberger
Captain
Flight distance : 261509 ft
Germany
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Definitely not. A change of location over a huge distance might make it necessary, but not such short distances. And there again, Spark will tell you if required.
Edit: This was meant as response to the original post, not to DJI Thor!

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stenk
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Flight distance : 13451 ft
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Thanks guys!
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Viking-Pilot
Captain
Flight distance : 2379249 ft
Spain
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I must say that I have travelled up to 400 km and I have never calibrated the IMU or compass and I have never had any problem, I do check if the sensor information is ok, and if it is then I do fly normally.
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Arnor
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Flight distance : 813100 ft
Belgium
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I flew in some European countries never had to calibrate. I moved from Northern Europe to South Africa and drone require calibration. As mentioned before, I recommend to only calibrate when prompted.
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