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Phamtom is always at a 15 degree list, any idea?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by Quadchopper, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Quadchopper

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    Hi Troops,
    Has anyone had there ship fly unlevel ? I watched all of the training films, installed the latest drivers and did all of the calibrations and still I have a 15 degree pitch in a hover with no wind. All other functions seem to be working well.
    Any thoughts? Thanks
     
  2. Sac D

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    It could be a defect, and no amount of coaxing will change it. See if your dealer will exchange it for a new one!
     
  3. Main Line Hobbies

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    After downloading the updated firmware, restart the bird and radio. Than did you go out a reset the compass?
     
  4. JohnK

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    OK I am a new guy ( 1 week with my P1) and have no idea how dumb this idea might be (but I'll throw it out there anyway for feedback as part of my own learning curve), but would it be possible to recalibrate the IMU with the copter tipped 15% the "wrong way" on the floor? If the IMU thinks that this is the new horizontal, would the defect (if that's what it is) and the slightly tilted horizontal cancel each other out? I suppose that could cause the copter to fail to hover. Anyone who knows the answer please advise - this might be a terrible idea, but the older I get, the happier I am with any ideas at all ... :)