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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by johnv, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. johnv

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    I purchased a roll up aluminum table to use out in the field. Since it is not a ferrous metal can i calibrate my IMU on it?

    jv
     
  2. Jbundy63

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    I know on RC planes themselves it can cause issues, I don't think it would be a good idea because it is also considered a metal.
     
  3. johnv

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    I figured that was a problem. OK back to wood.

    thx
     
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  4. Jbundy63

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    Yeah I would just be really leery of it. Wood would definitely be the way to go, better safe than sorry.
     
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    What is holding the wood table together?
     
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    It doesn't have to be ferrous to cause problems. No metal of any kind.
     
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    Look for Plastic! Like one of those little side tables for Patio Furniture.
     
  8. duse500

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    I've launched and landed off my RETRAX Pro bed cover a few times with no issues.
    Not saying it's right or wrong but I'v done it
     
  9. Matty4

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    What's Aluminum?.....:confused:




    Oh..........Aluminium........:D
     
  10. envisionabove

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    He wants to do MUI Settings on it that's were the problem comes from. I've seen pilots landing and taking off from truck beds but the MUI is a bit special.
     
  11. duse500

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    I got ya:rolleyes:
     
  12. Monte55

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    Can you explain how an aluminum table can negatively affect an IMU calibration.
     
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    So should we be worried about aluminum cases?

    Only metal that can be magnetic or change a magnetic field should be avoided; as well as magnets in speakers which have caused compass errors.

    Some tablets (and shades) have magnetic strips which also have caused compass errors.

    Aluminum cannot be magnetized.
     
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    You have to watch all of these tables-- some of them have metal frames-- like my PVC tables and my card tables-- tried both of those and got compass errors. Don't take off on your car hood, car roof, or pickup beds, or side walks-- they have rebar and/or wire mesh-- anything magnetic or aluminum tables if they have steel frames or braces.:D:D:D:D
     
  15. johnv

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    Aluminium (or aluminum ; see spelling differences) is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery-white, soft ...
     
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  16. bobmyers

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    SAY WHAT!:D:D:D:D
     
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    ;);)
     
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    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1437882850.274867.jpg

    Aluminium or Aluminum
     
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    It's hardly difficult to understand is it?
     
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    I have a ali frame table and I get compass error if I switch on drone with it sat on table.
     
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