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DistroX2 problem

Dave Tyson

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It's a long time since I used my distroX2 but since I had a new cave to survey I thought I would try out SexyTopo on my mobile rather then using a PDA.

Since the distroX2 hadn't been calibrated for a long time that was the first job: I had a few difficulties getting a good calibration figure so eventually made a jig and managed to get a figure of 0.29 which is pretty good.

Then the fun began: I tested the distroX2 in the garden away from metal objects and did a shot down a straight piece of wood from both directions expecting to get azimuth values 180 degrees apart and the elevation having opposite signs. Distance and elevation data seems OK, but azimuths didn't make sense. I took a few splays in different directions and then noticed azimuth angles went from 0 to 399.9 and elevations to 99.9 - this might explain the problem  :eek:

I notice on the display that the little degree symbol looks like a tiny '9' but other than that the display looks OK. The hardware version is 1.1 and firmware 2.5

SexyTopo reported that the CAL data downloaded OK - if the CAL data was duff could that cause this problem? Not sure how you can check the cal data in the distro...

Any suggestions how to fix this problem

Cheers,
Dave

 

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Dave, push and hold the Mem and Smart buttons to get back to your desired unit of angle. Your disto is using grad and not degrees.

Get the manual and have a read.

https://paperless.bheeb.ch/download.html#PocketTopo

Nick
 

Dave Tyson

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Swallowneck said:
Dave, push and hold the Mem and Smart buttons to get back to your desired unit of angle. Your disto is using grad and not degrees.

Get the manual and have a read.

https://paperless.bheeb.ch/download.html#PocketTopo

Nick
Brilliant - thanks for the heads up!

I have the manual (dated 2014/08/12) but failed to notice the line about grad/degrees - I hadn't even realised  that it was possible - though the fact that the upper readings were whole numbers should have given me a clue  ;)

Thanks again. Off surveying tomorrow or Sat!

Dave
 

alastairgott

Active member
Dave, if you need a hand on Saturday let me know, i've no plans for Saturday yet and it would be great to catch up.

I'm only an hour east of Wrexham, so not a million miles away. Let me know if you need a lacky to point at nooks and crannies.
 

Dave Tyson

Member
alastairgott said:
Dave, if you need a hand on Saturday let me know, i've no plans for Saturday yet and it would be great to catch up.

I'm only an hour east of Wrexham, so not a million miles away. Let me know if you need a lacky to point at nooks and crannies.
PM sent  ;)

Dave
 
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