IMU Calibration Initial

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First off. Yes I searched the forum to get my answer with no success. Quick question: just got my P3 today. Should I calibrate the IMU before puttin it up? Just concerned about knock around in shipping. Or should I just give it hell?
 
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It would be a good idea to calibrate it. You should also do it after installing new firmware.
 
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Thanks msinger. Just can't wait to fly this thing. Going to RTFM again tonight. Hopefully I don't overthink this whole thing into a maiden voyage wreck.
 

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I didn't. But after the first firmware update I did. I would do a Compass calibration first thing, though. And a tip for you.................. don't give it too much hell. It's just a platform to get a camera up in the air. It's really not meant to be a stunt-flying craft.
 
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I did, but my gimbal was tilted out of the box. IMU calibration fixed it. I have done one more since, with it chilled slightly - possibly not enough chill and I may do it again this weekend.
 
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First off. Yes I searched the forum to get my answer with no success. Quick question: just got my P3 today. Should I calibrate the IMU before puttin it up? Just concerned about knock around in shipping. Or should I just give it hell?
If you can chill it, it is recommended to do it with the unit cold. Maybe place in the fridge for 5 minutes and then pull it out and immediately start the calibration. Make sure the surface that you are calibrating is level (check it with a legit level).
 
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Thanks. I will be doing that this morning. Checked the marble table each way with a 4 ft level. Dead on bubble all ways. Just want to set up controller. Thanks for the tips!
 

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