How to Calibrate a YUNEEC Typhoon 4K Drone Compass

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Calibrate your drone's accelerometer and compass to eliminate wobbling and other strange flying behaviors.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Yuneec Typhoon 4K already unboxed.
Yuneec logo

1 Accelerometer Calibration

Your drone's accelerometer is used to determine the position and orientation of the drone when in-flight. While your Yuneec Typhoon 4K calibrates its accelerometer upon starting up, it may be necessary to calibrate your drone if it is not controlling or flying properly.

To Calibrate the Accelerometer

Always turn the remote control on and allow it to boot up before turning your drone on and always turn your drone off before turning off the remote control.

  1. Power on your remote control and allow it to fully boot up.
    Diagram showing the on button
  2. Power on your drone afterwards by switching the on button on the bottom of the drone.
    Diagram showing the on button for the drone
  3. On your remote control tap the settings wheel.
    Settings wheel
  4. Tap OK.
    Confirmation to enter the menu
  5. Tap Calibration.
    Calibration button
  6. Select Accelerometer.
    Selecting accelerometer
  7. Your drone's lights will flash several times. When finished, your drone will reboot.
    Lights flashing on the drone

2 Compass Calibration

Your drone's compass figures out what direction the drone is pointed in while it is being controlled. Before taking off for the first time, you'll need to calibrate your drone's compass so it knows where it's going, and controls properly.

To Calibrate the Compass

Always turn the remote control on and allow it to boot up before turning your drone on and always turn your drone off before turning off the remote control.

Do not calibrate the compass inside parking structures, near buildings or surfaces with metal in them (like roads parking lots with rebar). Only calibrate the compass in open areas or fields far away from power lines and other metallic or concrete surfaces or structures.

  1. Power on your remote control and allow it to fully boot up.
    Diagram showing the on button
  2. Power on your drone afterwards by switching the on button on the bottom of the drone. Make sure your aircraft's nose is pointing north.
    Diagram showing the on button for the drone
  3. On your remote control tap the settings wheel.
    Settings wheel
  4. Tap OK.
    Confirmation to enter the menu
  5. Tap Calibration.
    Calibration button
  6. Tap Compass.
    Compass button
  7. Your drone will beep and the screen on your remote will read Mag Cali.
    Mag Cali
  8. Pick up your aircraft. Hold it flat, with the nose pointing north.
    Picking up the drone

    The next steps must be completed in less than 30 seconds in order to successfully complete compass calibration. 

     
  9. Spin your drone gently forward one revolution until you're holding it flat again.
    Spinning the drone.
  10. Turn your drone to the left 45 degrees. Repeat the revolution you did before.
    45 degree revolution
  11. Again, turn your drone 45 degrees to the left and repeat the revolution.
    The second rotation
  12. Again, turn your drone 45 degrees to the left and repeat the revolution.
    The last turn
  13. Place your aircraft down. The main LED will flash red and green rapidly while it calibrates.
  14. Once done, the drone will reboot.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Calibrate your drone's accelerometer and compass to eliminate wobbling and other strange flying behaviors.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Yuneec Typhoon 4K already unboxed.
Yuneec logo
Your drone's accelerometer is used to determine the position and orientation of the drone when in-flight. While your Yuneec Typhoon 4K calibrates its accelerometer upon starting up, it may be necessary to calibrate your drone if it is not controlling or flying properly.

To Calibrate the Accelerometer

Always turn the remote control on and allow it to boot up before turning your drone on and always turn your drone off before turning off the remote control.

  1. Power on your remote control and allow it to fully boot up.
    Diagram showing the on button
  2. Power on your drone afterwards by switching the on button on the bottom of the drone.
    Diagram showing the on button for the drone
  3. On your remote control tap the settings wheel.
    Settings wheel
  4. Tap OK.
    Confirmation to enter the menu
  5. Tap Calibration.
    Calibration button
  6. Select Accelerometer.
    Selecting accelerometer
  7. Your drone's lights will flash several times. When finished, your drone will reboot.
    Lights flashing on the drone
Your drone's compass figures out what direction the drone is pointed in while it is being controlled. Before taking off for the first time, you'll need to calibrate your drone's compass so it knows where it's going, and controls properly.

To Calibrate the Compass

Always turn the remote control on and allow it to boot up before turning your drone on and always turn your drone off before turning off the remote control.

Do not calibrate the compass inside parking structures, near buildings or surfaces with metal in them (like roads parking lots with rebar). Only calibrate the compass in open areas or fields far away from power lines and other metallic or concrete surfaces or structures.

  1. Power on your remote control and allow it to fully boot up.
    Diagram showing the on button
  2. Power on your drone afterwards by switching the on button on the bottom of the drone. Make sure your aircraft's nose is pointing north.
    Diagram showing the on button for the drone
  3. On your remote control tap the settings wheel.
    Settings wheel
  4. Tap OK.
    Confirmation to enter the menu
  5. Tap Calibration.
    Calibration button
  6. Tap Compass.
    Compass button
  7. Your drone will beep and the screen on your remote will read Mag Cali.
    Mag Cali
  8. Pick up your aircraft. Hold it flat, with the nose pointing north.
    Picking up the drone

    The next steps must be completed in less than 30 seconds in order to successfully complete compass calibration. 

     
  9. Spin your drone gently forward one revolution until you're holding it flat again.
    Spinning the drone.
  10. Turn your drone to the left 45 degrees. Repeat the revolution you did before.
    45 degree revolution
  11. Again, turn your drone 45 degrees to the left and repeat the revolution.
    The second rotation
  12. Again, turn your drone 45 degrees to the left and repeat the revolution.
    The last turn
  13. Place your aircraft down. The main LED will flash red and green rapidly while it calibrates.
  14. Once done, the drone will reboot.
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