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Camera has horizon tilt after "hard landing"

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Porc, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Porc

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    I've had the P3A for 2 weeks now. I did not initially have any camera tilt problem that I've been reading about. Today, I was testing out the waypoint feature in my back yard, which is wide open 2 acres with trees at edges. It worked fine a few times until on its last waypoint mission, it went 20 feet away from where one of the waypoints was, and clipped a small tree about 15 feet up before I could figure out how to stop it from reaching that tree. It fell straight down, landed upside down on soft grass, made some kind of screaming sound for a few seconds, then stopped. It appears perfectly fine once I wiped the grass stains off of it (most of the staining was on the propellers... I guess they kept turning while it was upside down?), and it immediately flew again without any trouble.

    However, now there is a camera tilt. It is visible in the image, and also visible if I place on a flat surface and turn it on. (If it is off, it just dangles however it wants to dangle.) It doesn't make it unusable, but it is annoying. I can't see any physical damage to the camera or gimbal, not even a grass stain. Nothing looks bent. I'm not sure I understand how this gimbal mechanism works, but as far as I can tell, it is on purposely deciding to move the camera to this tilted position and hold it there. If I pick up the Phantom and tilt it, the camera moves to remain "level" although in this case still tilted. If I touch it with my finger, it fights me to keep it at that position.

    Some posts referenced ICU calibration. I tried that and it didn't do anything. Other posts were going on about various other features to calibrate, but I can't find any other things to calibrate other than compass. Does the UI expose these features? Suggestions?
     
  2. Oso

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    You can try to do an IMU calibration followed immediately by a gimbal calibration.
     
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    I'm feeling rather dumb lately, but... where would I find this gimbal calibration? I checked every page of every menu in DJI GO app that I could find. Thanks.
     
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    Here's the first video that came up in google search. It should lead you to the app screens. Good luck sir.

     
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    D'oh! I'm convinced ninjas made the UI for this app... they somehow manage to hide features in plain sight. I should have seen that... thanks. (Now, let's see if this actually works....)
     
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    It worked! Thanks Oso.
     
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    You're welcome sir.

    I agree about the screens. I have also found myself hopelessly trying to find screens that I have used numerous times.