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Best way to level Inspire 1

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by Acsmashing, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Acsmashing

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    I would like to know how you guys level your Inspire 1 for IMU calibrations and/or gimbal calibrations. I want to know the most efficient way to quickly level the Inspire 1 when you're out in the field, where finding a level granite counter-top is not going to work.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DCGOO

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    Normally the IMU calibration is done at home, and only done once, or perhaps when the firmware is changed. I would never try to level the thing at the field. Compass calibration can be done at the field
     
  3. The Editor

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    I only ever do an IMU calibration at home in a known good position.
    Same with compass calibration. I have never had to do a compass calibration in the field and never want to for the risk of a skewed result.
    These are my personal flying preferences. Some people like to calibrate every time they change their battery or change their mind......I don't!
     
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  4. tweaker

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    Do you IMU calibrate on a spirit levelled board like me at ground level away from metal objects like me?
    Or do you have another way of doing it?
     
  5. The Editor

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    IMU calibration done on a level table. (Being away from metal objects etc not important for that bit...only compass cal affected by metal)
    Compass calibration done in an area of my garden I have used for the past couple of years and I know is a good spot free from magnetic influences etc.