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Recalibrate

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lgdiver, May 27, 2013.

  1. Lgdiver

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    Hi everyone, do you guys recalibrate prior to each flight? I have been doing this just as a double check (and also because it takes. Few minutes for the imu's to warm up). Just wanted to get your thoughts on this?

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  2. sn3ak3rp1mp

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    Are you referring to the compass "dance" or the Naza-M Assistant (USB) calibration?

    I do neither. Just fly. I only worry about this when I either 1. Upgrade the firmware or 2. Crash land really hard.

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  3. Lgdiver

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    Thanks Paul for your reply. Sorry for being a little vague, I was referring to the "compass Dance."
     
  4. tanasit

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    Compass calibration only need if you travel pass time zone!
    Also make sure you "dance" where there's no metal around, nearby, or even underneath!
    Several members had trouble because: the metal pips under ground, the steel bars inside the concrete ground, etc.
     
  5. jumanoc

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    I "dance" the 360° horizontal + 360° nose down with phantom in every site I do my first battery flight. Sometimes flash RED-YELLOW leds showed me to do, so it is in my pre-flight checklist.
    Just 20 seconds guarantees it will be OK. Doesn't harm anything :)
     
  6. FangsCPO

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    I always dance as well before each flight. The only two issues are that ever since the recent updates, it's takes a great amount of effort to get the light to go solid yellow so I can start dancing. It's also must look stupid from a distance to spectators. :lol:
     
  7. jumanoc

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    In future, someone will ask "hey grand pa.... Are you the one on video performing that rare ritual or folk moves ?" :x
     
  8. freelanceshots

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    I agree with the only when you go into different time zones as stated in the help videos and instructions. As a trouble shooter in the instance its not flying right like with the firmware debacle or a hard landing I'll run the calibration software and manually calibrate the compass while standing in my living room.
     
  9. LJ35

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    Not time zones really, more like lines of declination...

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  10. auck

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    too difficult to remember.... i just do it every time i am more than 100 miles from last location. so much easier to remember :roll: but if you like to "dance" you can do it any time you want! :lol: