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Self-Correcting (?) Tilted Horizon

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Sprague, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Sprague

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    Just curious… Can anyone explain why my horizon is tilted for the first three or four minutes of my flight and then it becomes perfectly level? - I had a hell of a flight today; 1.5 miles across open Atlantic from one island to another. 12 kt cross-wind. Flawless, thanks to all the instruction found in these forums!!
     
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  2. Tricky

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    Gotta know...what two islands Sprague...can't be mv and nantkt...
     
  3. witold

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    Assuming you're on Android, the last update saves your gimbal adjustment. The next time you start up the app, it slowly drifts to whatever adjustment setting you had.

    Personally, I don't take off right away. I do my checks and during this time the gimbal gets level. At this point, I actually start my flight and it is rock solid.
     
  4. Sprague

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    Hi tricky… Nope, Squirrel island and Fishermans Island, both off of Boothbay Harbor Maine.
     
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  5. Sprague

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    Hi witold... Actually I am on an iPod mini but your explanation makes perfect sense. Thanks!