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Old Geezer
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Just a bit of fun thought up while twiddling my thumbs waiting for support to contact me about a crash report.

So how do you do the compass dance - with or without propellors on the aircraft.

Do you ever do one, or do you get someone else to carry the aircraft and do the footwork for you?


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I was going to ask if you had calibrated the compass prior to your mishap , or any large metal objects buried in the sand ?
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Hi Aardvark

Yes, we'd done a full compass dance with first time calibration accepted immediately before the first flight - one of the composite photos I posted in the support thread shows the position where it was done.

As to something buried in the sand ... always possible, but it'd need to be pretty big (like a buried ship or submarine) to knock the compass as much as happened - you can see from the video and stills that there's nothing causing "lumps" in the sand immediately below where the bird went out of control at just under 60 metres altitude.

Always good to hear people's thoughts on it though - I'm still baffled as to what happened.

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I grab my partner by the legs and swing her round then turn her on her side and do it again
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Everyone just gets down and boogies!

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We do ours like this!
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https://youtu.be/K5YC3C02Gic
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You could also ask the question if it's you who does the dance, or do you make the drone dance?
l do full body rotations, props on, so the drone doesn't have to get flung around.
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You mean you circle around the phantom instead of the phantom circling you ?
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Now if only I could find this accessory to go with my bird.
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GM01 Posted at 2016-3-28 13:34
You mean you circle around the phantom instead of the phantom circling you ?

The phantom circles around me, rather than me rotating the phantom in my hands
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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-28 12:38
Now if only I could find this accessory to go with my bird.

Micro About 30 years ago I dated a Little Polish Girl that looked much  like her. This girl has talents in dancing, My Polish  girl had other..."Talents ".......... Good times  

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Donnie Posted at 2016-3-28 15:32
Micro About 30 years ago I dated a Little Polish Girl that looked much  like her. This girl has t ...

Oh I was talking about having a camera to record the drone. {:3_61:}











(Yeah, I do not need to get banned)  {:3_53:}

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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-28 14:37
Oh I was talking about having a camera to record the drone.

What did you say?  come over to this thread and look at this picture, what does it look like to you ?

http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?m ... 7135&pid=358931
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Donnie Posted at 2016-3-28 15:49
What did you say?  come over to this thread and look at this picture, what does it look like to yo ...


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Interesting that both the places that were used for the drone calibration in those clips would probably have produced compass errors. In the first it is being done on concrete and in the second, near iron fencing.
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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-28 12:38
Now if only I could find this accessory to go with my bird.

But but but.....  who is the music for this video.  BTW, my actual calibration happens to be just the way she did it - over my head.  Keeps it away from any metal that might be around.  I certainly don't look as good as she does when I do it!  
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Geebax Posted at 2016-3-28 18:37
Interesting that both the places that were used for the drone calibration in those clips would proba ...

I also noticed in the second video her calibration method was reversed. We all know you calibrate horizontal 360 axes before the camera face down calibration.   

BTW I watched that video 360 times just to verify that was actually the case.
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Nink Posted at 2016-3-29 13:12
I also noticed in the second video her calibration method was reversed. We all know you calibrate  ...

Well, she certainly looked a lot better than the Big Bang Theory cast doing the dance.
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I dance to Thriller for my compass calibration... Hahaha
Only after a firmware upgrade... ;-)


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Is it me or has the dance changed with the latest update? If you look at the picture of the drone in the app it is now sideways instead of directly down?
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With Two compass modules, perhaps different calibrations...

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Does it really matter which way you rotate ?????
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DB4Tim Posted at 2016-3-29 23:20
Does it really matter which way you rotate ?????

No it doesn't.
The important factor is that the Phantom moves through 360°, not which way it rotates.
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I rotate the P3P.  Just as easy as rotating me.
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First I put on my dance outfit.
Fuzzy red thong
Clown shoes
Little beanie with propeller on top
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Is that a real pilot beanie, or a Sears Beanie? Hahaha

Red thong at night, sailors delight. ;-)

& Clown shoes of a Shriner? Eh...

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I calibrate it like a boss.
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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-28 12:35
Everyone just gets down and boogies!

Good sense of humor. What's up with the one prop spinning?
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rodger Posted at 2016-4-6 09:15
Good sense of humor. What's up with the one prop spinning?

I just get dizzy and pass out. {:3_50:}
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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-29 01:38
Now if only I could find this accessory to go with my bird.

I didn't see no drone in this video..........?
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mcphipps900 Posted at 2016-4-6 19:01
I didn't see no drone in this video..........?

You're right! Here ya go. P1240610 (1).JPG
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microcyb Posted at 2016-4-6 09:41
I just get dizzy and pass out.

Was curious as to why only one of the props was spinning and the other three were not.
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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-28 18:35
Everyone just gets down and boogies!

I don't think you are taking this too serious  
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microcyb Posted at 2016-3-28 19:38
Now if only I could find this accessory to go with my bird.

That's better.  
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talk2t_c Posted at 2016-4-7 10:10
I don't think you are taking this too serious

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Geebax Posted at 2016-3-29 06:37
Interesting that both the places that were used for the drone calibration in those clips would proba ...

I am discussing the same thing on another thread. I Calibrated on my driveway with my phone on the RC and about 20 Ft away from my car, all no no's according to the Manual but I have had great flights!. Freaks me out. I wonder if I should re- Calibrate when I get home.
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I watched that for a while and then got motion sickness.
Like it !
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