"Compass Error"

Current Worldwide Frequency


Severity: Low Risk

   Low severity, impact on safety is likely not significant


The reason for this message could be due to a faulty/damaged compass module, a compass that is not properly calibrated, or if you are flying in a high interference area.

Types of interference often include Wi-Fi routers, high-voltage lines, large metal structures, buildings, bridges, and railroads.

You can typically expect to experience more interference in an urban environment.
If your flight app prompts you to perform a compass calibration, please do so in a safe area, free of interference.

To see more compass information about a particular flight, head over to SENSORS -> Compass.

Drone Types

DJI Air 2S
DJI Air 3
DJI Avata
DJI Inspire
DJI Inspire 2
DJI Inspire Pro
DJI M600
DJI M600 Pro
DJI Matrice
DJI Matrice 200
DJI Matrice 200 V2
DJI Matrice 210
DJI Matrice 210 RTK
DJI Matrice 210 RTK V2
DJI Matrice 210 V2
DJI Matrice 300 RTK
DJI Matrice 350 RTK
DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise
DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI Mavic 3
DJI Mavic 3 Classic
DJI Mavic 3 Ent
DJI Mavic 3 Pro
DJI Mavic Air
DJI Mavic Air 2
DJI Mavic Mini
DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mini 2
DJI Mini 2 SE
DJI Mini 3
DJI Mini 3 Pro
DJI Mini 4 Pro
DJI P4 Multispectral
DJI Phantom 3 4K
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced
DJI Phantom 3 Professional
DJI Phantom 3 SE
DJI Phantom 3 Standard
DJI Phantom 4
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
DJI Phantom 4 RTK
DJI S900
DJI Spark

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2 votes, posted 3 years ago
Learn to fly in ATTI Mode it gives you much greater confidence to handle a random compass error especially if your drone starts misbehaving. Once you gain a little experience in Atti you wont be worried in the least about a compass error...and on the plus side makes for very fluid movie making.
Posted 3 years ago
How do you put the Mavic Pro in Atti mode?
Colin Geel
Posted 3 years ago
Can we get more information on this error as to why it occurs and what necessary steps needs to be take to eliminate the error if at all possible?
Tzina Srfs
2 votes, posted 3 years ago
if you see that change take off place.. magnetic interference underground possible so.. if you dont wanna play games with a drunk drone up there.. move it and dont calibrate unless you know that the place is interference free... check sensors state before each flight to ensure that everything are in green..

what type of drone do you have??

Posted 3 years ago
I recently purchased a second hand Mavic Pro from Ebay as a Training / Currency Drone. When carrying out initial test flight, it required a compass calibration but the calibration failed on the front compass. It turned out that there was an issue with the compass module in the nose which was replaced.

Since it has been replaced I now get a Compass Error every now and again. Further testing it appears that it happens when I am in S Mode and flying at max speed, the nose dips in flight and the compass error message appears and when I reduce speed it clears and all is fine. When operating in P mode it is fine obviously because the nose does not dip as far as it does in S mode.
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