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Still having problems with my 60csx. I was having to locate aerial photography survey control points (32 points) set by someone else to verify they were there and in good condition before the job was flown. I had coordinates to each control point, keyed them in, calibrated the compass and went hunting. The pointer pointed the direction, but as I continued, the pointer would "turn" and point in the wrong direction, but my distance to the point would decrease. I just kept ending navigation and "goto"ing to get the initial direction but in a few minutes the pointer would "turn". Several points we had to locate were a mile or more from where we could park. I was having to reset my "goto" every couple of minutes. Found them all, but didn't go "straight" to any of them. GPS had me walking in circles. At one point, crossed a creek twice in the same location looking for one point (over 0.15 miles away). I understand the accuracy issue when you get close, but that's not what I'm talking about.

 

I know this has been a problem in the past, but I was wondering if anything has been done to fix the problem or not.

 

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Still having problems with my 60csx. I was having to locate aerial photography survey control points (32 points) set by someone else to verify they were there and in good condition before the job was flown. I had coordinates to each control point, keyed them in, calibrated the compass and went hunting. The pointer pointed the direction, but as I continued, the pointer would "turn" and point in the wrong direction, but my distance to the point would decrease. I just kept ending navigation and "goto"ing to get the initial direction but in a few minutes the pointer would "turn". Several points we had to locate were a mile or more from where we could park. I was having to reset my "goto" every couple of minutes. Found them all, but didn't go "straight" to any of them. GPS had me walking in circles. At one point, crossed a creek twice in the same location looking for one point (over 0.15 miles away). I understand the accuracy issue when you get close, but that's not what I'm talking about.

 

I know this has been a problem in the past, but I was wondering if anything has been done to fix the problem or not.

 

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Did you calibrate the compass? You need to do this the first time you turn it on, every day, and also when you change batteries. You also has to hold the unit flat when the e-compass is on. You'll see an error message ("HOLD LEVEL" at the bottom of the navigation screen), if you don't. Failure to hold the unit flat will cause exactly the behavior you've described.

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