Archived: GPS Module (External)



Almost everyone has moved to GPS+compass module.

This page covers the mounting of GPS without an on-board compass. See this page for the GPS+compass module.

Tips on mounting the GPS module

  • For modules without an on-board compass, the orientation does not matter as long as the square antenna side is facing up
  • The GPS should have a clear view of the sky and not be under spinning propellers
  • It should be mounted as far away as possible from radio transmission equipment (telemetry, video transmitters), motors, and ESCs.

Below are example mounting positions for a 3DR quad and Flamewheel

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