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