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IMU Calibration

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by kptw_pilot, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. kptw_pilot

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    Hey guys, so I am aware that it isn't necessary to calibrate the IMU after every flight. In my case, I take my phantom out, it AUTOMATICALLY calibrates the IMU on it's own on startup (why??) and then I can fly after waiting for it to calibrate. After I land, I turn it off and put the Phantom inside on my table. Then I continue the next day (or few hours) but no matter what, the IMU calibrates automatically after starting the Phantom. Is there any way to cancel this, or should I just let it do it's thing before every flight?


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  2. fordruid

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    What message is it giving you that lets you know this?
     
  3. kptw_pilot

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    In the app, it says "IMU calibrating" where the "safe to fly" box usually is. It does this every single time right after I turn the Phantom on.


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  4. fordruid

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    Never watched that box during startup, I just verify the safe to fly part. Could it be the IMU comparing itself to the baseline you set when you calibrated it? Hopefully someone smarter than me will post, sorry