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Compass calibration method

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Ericmh123, May 13, 2014.

  1. Ericmh123

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    I've seen two methods in calibrating the compass. One is to hand spin it around and the other is to hold it in your hands out away from your body and then spin your whole body around with the phantom. The later is generally easier especially with prop guards on. Is one method better than the other or does it even matter? Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. Pmcdn

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    I have found it to be the same. Personal preference.
     
  3. UrAwFuL

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    I prefer the away method.. mainly because I keep dropping mines with the other method. :cry:
     
  4. RedRyderMedia

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    I watched a service tech do it and he did the spin your body rather than spin the Phantom. He's been doing it for years that way. That's not how the User Manual shows it, but the spin your body around is way easier!
     
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    I've always used the second method and never had an issue.
     
  7. RedRyderMedia

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    The User Manual shows it without the stick figure person and shows it rotating around the Phantom's axis.
     

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  8. Flighttime

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    Yes I've seen that. I've also seen that both methods have worked so far on the P1, P2V, P2V+ and F550 with no flyaways or erratic hovering.