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Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:46 PM
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altimeter blues

So i just got a new V4 OSD pro with altitude meter.

my problem is that if i fly away from any metal objects it works great!

But I took it on the construction site for work, there are lots of metal plates and etc around. I took off about 2m in the air and the altitude meter jumped to 12m!! it did this a couple of times.

as soon as I got about 30m in the air it worked again! ??? hmm

Is there any way to avoid this?? i.e putting in a film canister or something??

thanks in advance
Jason
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Are you using the GPS Altitude or the Barometric Altitude sensor?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:51 PM
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i am using the Barometric Altitude
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:22 AM
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When I get strangeness like that, It's usually because of a kink in one of the hoses from the probe to the electronices. The hoses should be cut to length and not bent at an extreme angle. I mount the electronics package as near the pitot tube as possible and use extension cables if necessary to connect them to the V4
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