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Old Oct 14, 2015, 09:49 PM
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Eagle Eyes - Where does it get its centre pan bearing from?

I have my Eagle Eyes running great but I am curious about the centre pan bearing it gets itself.??

If you walk your model out 20-30m and tell the EE the model is pan centre then lookingh at the EE via the Vector OSd it gets a bearing whihc is always accuratecompared to a compass.

My question is does the EE have an onboard compass or is this some sort of back bearing from the Vector'd model?

Its not a fault.. I'm just curious where it gets that bearing from.

I've been setting it up and assigning the bearing based off my compass and its worked fine.
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Old Oct 15, 2015, 09:29 AM
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Hello,

There are 2 options. You can use the model position for the center pan or you can use north for center pan.

Per the Eagle Eyes manual;

Use Model Location as 0 Pan – This option let’s you set the Zero Pan Compass reading described above, by positioning your model in front of your tracker, as far away as possible, with your tracker’s pan servo centered. To use this option you must first ensure that the Vector has established its “home” GPS location. Then, move the model as far away from the antenna as practical, ensuring that the model is lined up with the patch antenna on the pan/tilt mount, and that the tracker’s pan servo is centered. Then, select this option, and the Zero Pan compass angle reading is automatically computed.

c) Use Present Compass as 0 Pan – if you have enabled and calibrated the Vector’s magnetic compass, this menu item will use the model’s present compass reading as your tracker’s the 0 pan direction. Point your model so that the arrow on the GPS/MAG’s label is pointing in the same direction your tracker is pointing when it is centered, and select this menu item.

Regards, John
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Old Oct 15, 2015, 12:19 PM
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Here is a new video that really helps to set up the EE tracking station:
Eagle Tree Antenna Tracker Tutorial - RCGroups FPV Video Review (9 min 57 sec)
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Hello,

There are 2 options. You can use the model position for the center pan or you can use north for center pan.

Per the Eagle Eyes manual;

Use Model Location as 0 Pan – This option let’s you set the Zero Pan Compass reading described above, by positioning your model in front of your tracker, as far away as possible, with your tracker’s pan servo centered. To use this option you must first ensure that the Vector has established its “home” GPS location. Then, move the model as far away from the antenna as practical, ensuring that the model is lined up with the patch antenna on the pan/tilt mount, and that the tracker’s pan servo is centered. Then, select this option, and the Zero Pan compass angle reading is automatically computed.

c) Use Present Compass as 0 Pan – if you have enabled and calibrated the Vector’s magnetic compass, this menu item will use the model’s present compass reading as your tracker’s the 0 pan direction. Point your model so that the arrow on the GPS/MAG’s label is pointing in the same direction your tracker is pointing when it is centered, and select this menu item.

Regards, John
Thx John that certainly does clear it up.

I must say that Eagle Tree has truely ticked a bunch of boxes with the Vector and the integration with the Eagle Eyes. Thank you.
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