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IMU redundancy switch

ManuCH

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Hi guys,
I have noticed that sometimes my Mavic Air will show a yellow warning message "IMU redundancy switch" in the DJI Go app right after powering it on.

The message will disappear after a few seconds and won't show up in the logs on AirData. Also, if I check the IMU status manually they are both OK.

Is that something I should be worried about? Sign of a potentially defective mainboard? Or just "one of those quirks"?

I'm running the latest firmware. It happens every 2-3 flights or so, but no issues besides that spurious error message.
 

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Sign of a potentially defective mainboard?

It's possible. More probable is the IMU takes a while to initiate especially going from one temperature to another, one humidity level to another, one altitude to another. Sometimes I cant get a drone to fly until the IMU has finished calibrating. Its essentially saying, "dont touch me until Im ready."
 
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ManuCH

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I'll bump this one to see if anyone else has experienced this error message at random.

I'm still getting it once out of every 4-5 flights, even after calibrating IMU and compass. The Air behaves normally, there's absolutely no impact on the flight itself, and if I check the IMU status in the app they both show "green".

In a thread in the DJI forums a moderator recommends to send in the Air for service if the issue persists. However I'm hesitant to do so if it behaves well otherwise, and if maybe it's just a software glitch that happens to everyone sometimes.
 

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I've seen that message appear on occasion at start up (maybe not as often as you though, and not on any recent flights as far as I can recall). Another one that I'll get on occasion is something about vision redundancy switch (don't remember exactly). I wouldn't sweat it unless the drone starts behaving erratically.
 
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