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If you had a stuck IMU sensor you would not be able to take off and the IMU would not pass its test or complete its calibration.

I have always used an iPhone with my P3S and currently use an iPhone XR. Would love to get a cheap Android tablet though. Just a note that if you purchased Litchi for iOS, you will have to re-purchase it for Android or vice versa.

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Just to be clear....you're pulling the stick all the way down? As far as it can go? You don't need much to bring it down.

A little bounce upon landing is not unusual.
The left stick has a lock in feature that engages when the stick is in the all the way down position. To be clear, Ive been flying drones for about 3 years now, this is not my first rig. I am quite familiar with how they normally land. I could film how this one comes down to land for you all to see. No matter how slow I bring it down, it doesnt recognize when it is close to the ground. Im not taking about a little bounce, if I didnt manage this correctly this thing would just smash into the ground everytime. There is definitely an issue of some sort, and I strongly suspect that imu. I did a practice waypoint litchi mission last evening, I set it to land after completing the mission. It did so much better than manually or with auto land, but still seemed like it was struggling.
 
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If you had a stuck IMU sensor you would not be able to take off and the IMU would not pass its test or complete its calibration.

I have always used an iPhone with my P3S and currently use an iPhone XR. Would love to get a cheap Android tablet though. Just a note that if you purchased Litchi for iOS, you will have to re-purchase it for Android or vice versa.

Chris
Thank you ! I have heard that the imu CAN be stuck without any other issues, but I really wouldnt know other than what I find through other pilots experiences.
 
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The left stick has a lock in feature that engages when the stick is in the all the way down position. To be clear, Ive been flying drones for about 3 years now, this is not my first rig. I am quite familiar with how they normally land. I could film how this one comes down to land for you all to see. No matter how slow I bring it down, it doesnt recognize when it is close to the ground. Im not taking about a little bounce, if I didnt manage this correctly this thing would just smash into the ground everytime. There is definitely an issue of some sort, and I strongly suspect that imu. I did a practice waypoint litchi mission last evening, I set it to land after completing the mission. It did so much better than manually or with auto land, but still seemed like it was struggling.
 

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Would love to get a cheap Android tablet though.
I have useful both iOS and Android, and I prefer Android. Brighter screen, google battery life and it doesn’t get hot like the iPad. There is however a list of steps to perform to make the Android device work to its full potential. ( It’s archived on this forum). Mine is dedicated strictly for flying.
 
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Sorry if my question sounded condescending. I'm aware you have been flying a Spark. Having never owned one myself, I wasn't sure how the controls may differ.

I'm not familiar with the technical aspects of the auto land. Rarely used it. But I have to wonder if the IMU works the same regardless if manual or auto settings are used to land. Any chance you know someone with another controller you could try?

I would also try re-calibrating the controller if you have not done so already.
 
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The left stick has a lock in feature that engages when the stick is in the all the way down position. To be clear, Ive been flying drones for about 3 years now, this is not my first rig. I am quite familiar with how they normally land. I could film how this one comes down to land for you all to see. No matter how slow I bring it down, it doesnt recognize when it is close to the ground. Im not taking about a little bounce, if I didnt manage this correctly this thing would just smash into the ground everytime. There is definitely an issue of some sort, and I strongly suspect that imu. I did a practice waypoint litchi mission last evening, I set it to land after completing the mission. It did so much better than manually or with auto land, but still seemed like it was struggling.
The lock feature i use that on my P3S to stop motors only after landing the bird. On the Mav i must pull down the left stick twice to land if the Mav sees the grond from 1 meter altitude to land. To descent the altitude of my P3 i pull down the left stick not mor than 1/2 way.
 
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I am no expert on the P3S and maybe others with more expertise will chime-in.

When you are flying your P3S are the altitude values correct? When you are coming in for a landing do the altitude values match the approximate height of the P3S? Maybe the barometer on your P3S is not working properly.

Just a thought but I could be way off.

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I am no expert on the P3S and maybe others with more expertise will chime-in.

When you are flying your P3S are the altitude values correct? When you are coming in for a landing do the altitude values match the approximate height of the P3S? Maybe the barometer on your P3S is not working properly.

Just a thought but I could be way off.

Chris
They do seem to be correct in all of those aspects.
 
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Well after 3 years of flying I guess I am officially a "drone nerd". I just bought a Samsung tab a 8" (2019) just for flying the bird squad. It will literally only have the dji apps and litchi. Planning on deleting/removing everything else and installing nothing else. Single purpose device. You know Im sure I will use it to surf the net occasionally, but, I presume this will be my main flight control once I get it set up. Wondering if anyone else uses one of these to fly their P3 and what your experiences are ?
 
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Just wanted to post a thank you on here to those that popped on here and helped me. I LOVE the P3S !! Had it out camping the last few days and got to fly it around a good bit. I dont even really want to fly my spark much at the moment, the video quality and how smooth this bird flies is just awesome. I even reached over 6000 feet distance from the remote before I lost video feed ! Well over a mile out with perfect reception. I am excited to post a bit of footage on here soon !
 
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