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fansb1d88e2c
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Getting ready to fly my phantom 4 for the first time.  On the DJI Go app when I try to calibrate the compas it just says 'normal' and will not allow me to calibrate .....what am I doing wrong ?
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Labroides
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It would allow you to calibrate if you go to the right area in the settings ...
BUT there's no need to calibrate your compass so don't.

There's a lot of confusion, misinformation and superstition about calibrating the compass.
Very few people even understand what calibrating really does.

The simple facts are that there is no need to ever calibrate the compass under normal flying circumstances.



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Where in Settings do I go to calibrate
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fansb1d88e2c Posted at 2018-6-18 20:19
Where in Settings do I go to calibrate

Why do you want to mess with it?
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fansb1d88e2c
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If I don't have to I won't ...just want to know should I ever have to !
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fansb1d88e2c Posted at 2018-6-18 20:21
If I don't have to I won't ...just want to know should I ever have to !

p56 of the P4 manual, p57 of the P4 pro manual
... tells you when you need to calibrate the compass
Only calibrate the compass when the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator prompt you to do so.
If you ever think the appis advising you to calibrate .. it probably isn't.
In at least 99% of times people think it is, the correct action is to move away from the magnetic problem the compass is warning about, not to recalibrate.
The message wording is confusing.
It says move aircraft or recalibrate compass and no-one notices the first part.

The only time you really need to recalibrate is if you modify the Phantom by adding or removing equipment.
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Ok ...got it ...thanks
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Hi. I understand that you want to calibrate the compass of your DJI Phantom 4 but you are not able to do it. I will be posting an official DJI video link on how to properly calibrate the compass of your drone. Hope this can help you.



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ALABAMA
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Hard to understand why folks are just obsessed with calibrating their compass. It's like  that is a cure all for anything gone wrong.
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