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Yaw drift issues, need advice !

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jdhill, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Jdhill

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    i have a P3A all current FW.
    When I yaw while in a hover I get a pretty severe drift. I have done IMU cal perfectly level, rc cal, changed props. When I first got my bird it would yaw as if turning on an axis, after doing my first IMU cal it yaws more like in a wide circle. I have done several calibration since to try and correct, but it still does it. It hasn't bothered me that much till I recently started to try the litchi pano mode, and it drifts so much I have trouble stitching the photos together. Below is a screen shot from healthy drones during pano mode were if you look at the home distance between each photo, it drifts about 50 ft
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    So my question is could my IMU be unlevel inside the bird ?
    Should I send it in for repair, it's under warranty?
     
  2. ryantrax

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    Yaw drift is usually due to a bad compass calibration or the need to do one. Have you calibrated the compass lately? Another issue could be an RC calibration, if your sticks aren't calibrated you may have a slight yaw input.
     
  3. Jdhill

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    My last compass cal was after last fw update, but this is a problem that has persisted through several compass calibrations. I have also calibrated rc, but maybe I'm not doing it right. Is there a specific pattern of stick movements during calibration ?