drifting away although calibration is successfully done

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hi Pilots

what can it be, my calibration is well done, the GPS signal there, 12 satellites present but the drone still drifts away with the wind

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Michael
 
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hi Pilots

what can it be, my calibration is well done, the GPS signal there, 12 satellites present but the drone still drifts away with the wind

Regards

Michael
IMU calibration done
Compass calibrated
Check compass in assistant software to ensure its within tolerances

Make sure you are not in ATTI mode ( slow flashing yellow lights)
 
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what exactly is "IMU calibration done "

I connected the drone to the software and run there the calibration. It was all ok
 
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what exactly is "IMU calibration done "

I connected the drone to the software and run there the calibration. It was all ok
crash1sttime is suggesting you need to be sure you have calibrated the IMU as well as the compass, I think.

Calibrate compass:

Calibrate IMU:

(There are many more informative Phantom 2 videos on YouTube if you do a search).
 
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I must admit that the drifting problem started to occur after I had a bit rough landing. It was not really a crash, I just land bit to fast and the phantom flipen, one rotor also broke but this it.

Could this be somehow also the reason for the drifting?

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I must admit that the drifting problem started to occur after I had a bit rough landing. It was not really a crash, I just land bit to fast and the phantom flipen, one rotor also broke but this it.

Could this be somehow also the reason for the drifting?

Regards

Lolorek
So have you recalibrated the IMU or not?

What you need to do is go through everything logically and methodically. It certainly may not just be a coincidental that the drifting started after a hard landing (and you fitted a new prop).

My first move would be to try another prop or, if you have them available, even better, a complete new set and make sure that all the props are securely mounted. If it's still the same then you can probably say it's not because of props.

Check other, easy-to-check things. Are any of the motors loose in their mountings? Is there any play in the motor bell bearings? Do any of the motor shafts look bent? Are there any indications of twisting in the shell? Do all 4 propeller tips have about the same amount of clearance from the shell?...

You'll get there in the end..... :)
 
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