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The different ways to Calibrate the compass

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by plasmo, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. plasmo

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    It is interesting to see the different ways to calibrate the compass.
    I personally use the method Colin Guinn shows here, as this was the way I learned from the beginning:
    http://youtu.be/2bxjL7wFyb8?t=1m35s


    but see that a lot of people do the body spin method like this:
    http://youtu.be/WkFo9OHOTk4?t=4s


    I think both are equally effective, but I saw that this guy does the 2nd part differently (by rotating along the copter's arm axis like a ferris wheel) which seems odd. I guess it works since that's how he's been doing it:
    http://youtu.be/3CNjHR0PJKc?t=3m
     
  2. Mori55

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    We just had a couple of topics here about the different ways of doing this. Seems to be either way works fine.
     
  3. Navman

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    Hmmm.. I've never seen the 3rd method plasmo?
     
  4. cahutch

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    That 3rd method is totally wrong. Don't do it that way.
     
  5. Mako79

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    Trigger it in your app. It will show you how.
     
  6. samd012

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    I may look like an idiot but I hold it over my head while I do it. Makes it easy to spin :D
     
  7. Mako79

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    Been there. Just point camera down and hit the record button first!! epical
     
  8. plasmo

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    ya the 3rd method seemed a little odd, that's why i brought it up
     
  9. skyeye_rogelio

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    I used to routinely do the third method until I saw the video from Guinn...i haven't noticed any difference really but now do "the dance" to calibrate.
     
  10. Michigan_PI

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    I've been doing it method #3 as well and I get blinking confirmations that it's calibrated. I think I'll switch to method #1 and see if there is any performance difference