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Compass Calibration Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ksaorsa, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. ksaorsa

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    I'm a new phantom owner, and I have a question about compass calibration. I've been reading and watching tutorial videos to learn as much as I can about my new phantom. In the course of doing this, I've seen two different methods of calibrating the compass.

    In the first, the phantom is held out in front of the phantom owner with the arms extended and then the body of the person is turned in place.

    It looks like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkFo9OHOTk4

    In the second method, the phantom owner will turn the phantom in the hands in a much smaller circle.

    It looks like this (at 10:48)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCT1rRE_UIg

    Is one method the proper method? Is there anything wrong with using one method or the other?
     
  2. UrAwFuL

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    Both works. It's personal preference.

    Although I might be superstitious, but the smaller circle seems to work more for me in terms of better flight.
     
  3. HarryT

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    The "holding it out in front of you" method makes it much easier to see the Phantom's lights. That's why I do it that way.
     
  4. MrTommy

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    I just hold it out in front of me, sans props, and do the spin-in-my-hands thing. Once the green lights blink, I put on the props, set it down for a bit - and go for it . . .
     
  5. ksaorsa

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    Thanks all! I appreciate it.