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Advanced IMU calibration - no blue bar, taking forever

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by flyingkitty, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. flyingkitty

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    Trying to fly the new P3, but during IMU calibration attempt there is no progress in the blue bar for 5+ minutes.

    Being patient, but am i missing something?
    Thanks!
     
  2. RodPad

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    Did you get it? I can't remember how long it takes, should be 10 mins or less.
    Rod

    Oh, welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Mako79

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    Let it cool. Don't fly it for an hour so. Find a cool place and a levelled surface.
    Then do the calibration immediately the moment you turn on your phantom.
    The cooler the phantom, the faster the calibration and the more accurate it is.

    The biggest mistake is when users dick-around in the GO app and then decide to do the IMU. By this time, the inside of the phantom is very warm. And the warmer the Phantom, the longer the calibration will take.
    If you are in a rush, pop the battery out and stick it near an air conditioner. DO NOT place it in the fridge like others have suggested. This may cause condensation in the camera and circuit boards.
     
  4. RodPad

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    I disagree, that it will calibrate quicker when its cold. The warm up will be quicker if the calibration is done when its cold.
    I think this a good post.
    IMU Calibration

    Rod
     
  5. snerd

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    If I remember on mine, I have to scroll a bit down to see the progress line.
     
  6. RodPad

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    Where did you go? you can't leave us hanging like this.