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First time set up

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by sheep911uk, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. sheep911uk

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    Hello all I have just purchased a little used fc 40 and I would like some advise on set up please as the previous owner flew it straight from the box in his back garden without connecting it to the pc.
    All help gratefully received
    Many thanks
    Nick
     
  2. Joesrevolution

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    Hi there!
    With a first time set up it probably is worth installing the naza software to confirm it is all working as it should. It is also worth while checking to see if you have the most up to date firmware too (done through the upgrade tab in the naza assistant) and again for the remote (usb is hidden inside the shell so be careful not to pull on any leads when taking it off).

    After upgrading any firmware a compass calibration is required but even if you do not need to upgrade it is worth while. When you do this ensure that you are far away from any metal objects. I even take my keys and phone out of my pockets when I do it.

    Video for calibrating compass
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umT6TczNhiY

    After doing the check its worth plugging it back into the naza assistant and under tools you should see compass (raw) these values should be in the region of -350 to + 350 with a mod value of around 1600 but anything nearby is fine. The last thing to do is to check to see if you need to do an imu calibration in the naza assistant. This is again under tools so just click check imu status if it says to calibrate follow the instructions on the naza assistant. Its fairly straight forward.

    Any the main thing enjoy your new hobby! Any more questions feel free to message me :) I wont pretend in an expert here but have a good idea on what is going on!

    And most importantly dont be this guy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrLC72s5xCs
     
  3. IflyinWY

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    Welcome to the forum Nick.

    Sounds like joesrevolution has sound advice all the way to the last line of his post.
     
  4. sheep911uk

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    Thank you for the replies, do i do the compass dance before every flight?
     
  5. Tallyrver

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    I do the dance evert time I move to a new area,or if it seems to be drifting more than usual.
    It only takes a min. So not an issue.
     
  6. IflyinWY

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    I've traveled 50 miles and not done the dance. I've also traveled across the Big Horn Mountains and not done it.

    I will do it if it wanders though, whether I am away or where I typically fly.

    I've done it over buried electrical lines. IT DOES NOT LIKE THAT. :(
    Click the link, scroll down to "Been there, Done that" and click HOVER TEST. :lol:
    The hover test is being flown directly over the underground power line to the house. I don't hang out there much anymore.
    http://www.wynotweb.com/LittlePage.html