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Mavic 3 Gimbal Initialization

Stingfello

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Why in the world does my gimbal routinely take this long to stabilize and start feeding video on startup? When I start the drone, the gimbal dances its calibration routine between 3 and 15 times before stabilizing and feeding video to the controller. I can feel no resistance in the gmbal motors, and once initialized, the performance seems fine. Any ideas?

-Jason
 

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Why in the world does my gimbal routinely take this long to stabilize and start feeding video on startup? When I start the drone, the gimbal dances its calibration routine between 3 and 15 times before stabilizing and feeding video to the controller. I can feel no resistance in the gmbal motors, and once initialized, the performance seems fine. Any ideas?

-Jason
No thoughts?
 

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That has been the behavior of DJI since the P3’s. Getting the calibration accurate is probably the reason. The gimbal works to a pretty tight accuracy spec, and for cost reasons is not particularly repeatable to those specs without recalibration. Any temperature change effects will need to be calibrated out.
 

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That has been the behavior of DJI since the P3’s. Getting the calibration accurate is probably the reason. The gimbal works to a pretty tight accuracy spec, and for cost reasons is not particularly repeatable to those specs without recalibration. Any temperature change effects will need to be calibrated out.
Thanks a bunch for the reply. My Mavic 2 Pro would perform exactly 1 gimbal "dance" at startup, and any Mavic 3 startups I've seen online have been the same... a quick dance then video. Mine will repeat over and over. Something's not right I suspect.