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IMU calibration

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by TerenceM, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. TerenceM

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    I'll be going on a road trip soon around Europe and plan to take my P3A with me; I'll be calibrating the compass at every point I hope to fly/shoot. However, my question is: should I also calibrate the IMU at every new location or is this not necessary?

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  2. Air Ontario

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    I wouldn't think an IMU cal would be necessary unless a hard landing or similar or an update.
     
  3. rockydog

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    IMU calibration isn't affected by the area you're in.....if you've got a good one, stick with it!
     
  4. RedHotPoker

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    You shouldn't have to recalibrate the compass at every new flying location.
    Only if you have moved several hundred miles from the last good calibration location.

    RedHotPoker
     
  5. alokbhargava

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    In short, no calibration is ok but wrong calibration is disastrous.
     
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  6. With The Birds

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    IMU should not require recalibration at every location. Include a mod value check as part of your pre flight routine and only calibrate IMU if the values are off.
     
  7. TerenceM

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    Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated.