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Gimbal tilt to one side after start up.

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Help' started by BWFBezerk, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. BWFBezerk

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    I've had my P4 a week and put about 2 hours of flight time on it. No crashes, no hard landings. I've noticed a tilt in my videos. I've traced it back to being there on my first flight video. I've done calibration a few times with no change. This is what it does at startup:



    At 18 seconds it settles to one side. It acts normal with smooth motion, but it doesn't seem to know what level is. Makes the horizon in all my videos tilted. Also, is that clicking noise normal in startup?
     
  2. msinger

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    Try doing an IMU calibration.

    The clicking noise is the VPS. That's normal.
     
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    That worked! Last time I did IMU was on my driveway. Not flat ground. Thank you so much for the help! Was there a warning somewhere not to do that calibration unless it's a totally flat surface?
     
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    I don't recall seeing a warning, but you definitely should only calibrate the IMU on a completely level surface. And, by that, I mean take out a level and check the surface :)
     
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