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IMU calibration with or without propellers?

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Some video tutorials show the calibration with the propellers removed, some not.
What's the proper way to do it?
 

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You can do the calibration with or without the props attached. Here's a how-to video if needed:

 
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You can do the calibration with or without the props attached. Here's a how-to video if needed:

Yes, I saw that video before, but other show it without the propellers.
The angle won't be exactly the same.
 

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That slight difference in angle won't matter. Even when the props are on, the angle is ever so slightly different when the props are rotated in different directions.
 

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I would leave them on, never had any issues. The folding legs make it much easier than the Spark or P4 series. Props just fold over legs.

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It's all up to you, On/Off doesn't matter.
Keep in mind that you'll be prompted w/ "Mag Interference" and that's OK!
 

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It's all up to you, On/Off doesn't matter.
Keep in mind that you'll be prompted w/ "Mag Interference" and that's OK!

Can you elaborate? I have not gotten a mag interference when calibrating the IMU with props on. Not sure why you would as wouldn't that effect compass instead?

Just curious as it's not a big deal to take off the props if that is not creating interference of any kinds.

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Can you elaborate? I have not gotten a mag interference when calibrating the IMU with props on. Not sure why you would as wouldn't that effect compass instead?

Just curious as it's not a big deal to take off the props if that is not creating interference of any kinds.

Paul C
When I did my IMU cal and since the arms are folded, the motors magnetic field is close to sensors.
At that time I did not know that it was OK, if you have this warning as long the cal finished successfully and w/ out error everything should be good. Props pref is all up to you ON or OFF!
If you don't get that warning then it should be good and continue w/ IMU cal.
 
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