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help, horizon not straight, image tilt
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owen.email
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This is a real problem, It's just an expsensive flying machine while the camera does not shot with a level horizon. Is this the machine or the gimbal?
Will this need to go back to DJI or is there a fix? Can everyone shed any light on this.

I want to get to know this machine fully, but argubaly the most inportant thing is not working. waited nearly three months for it, gutted.

Thanks in anticipation.
2015-2-4
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dundee
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You can adjust that in the app.
And you could display the grid , to give you an artificial horizon
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vaughan_mb.emai
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Hi Owen,

I do not have the app open if front of me to guide you to the right spot, but there is a gimbal adjustment feature that allows you to correct the tilt and provide you an accurate horizon.  May just have to dig around in the app to find it!
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rodger
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vaughan_mb.emai Posted at 2015-2-4 20:55
Hi Owen,

I do not have the app open if front of me to guide you to the right spot, but there is a g ...

I believe there is a video on youtube that describes what to do step by step.
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owen.email
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Hi Guys, thanks for your comments, but I don't believe this is the cause as the horizon can tilt both ways and sometimes jumps. waiting for feedback from DJI
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sarn.e
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When calibrating the gimbal or turning on the inspire with gimbal attached it will do its calibration , Depending on the surface it will be on a tilt or not . Try to calibrate your gimbal and camera on a EVEN surface (flat as can be)
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justin.mah
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Even on a flat surface, like using the floors in my house, which SHOULD be level, I still see the occasional horizontal tilt, which needs to be corrected by using the gimbal roll adjustment. Sometimes, I find, that after my adjustment, while flying in the air, the horizontal level seems somehow "fix" itself and then becomes overcompensated by my original roll adjustment in which I have to set back to zero after.
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Skippyo
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Yawing the airframe tends to induce a lean in the gimbal. You will notice this especially if the Yawing is fast. This is not a fault of the DJI gimbal I've had it occur on other airframes also. You can use this to your advantage, if you notice a lean in your gimbal try Yawing 360 ( with the whole airframe) . If the lean is worse you yawed in the wrong direction. Also, as above, the speed with which you yaw affects the amount of lean.
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iotero
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Same issue here...no fix to this?
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w1der
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My gimbal is level as long as the bird is hovering ... As soon as I fly forward it starts tilting sideways ... and the tilt gets worse along with even higher forward movement of the bird ...
As soon as I come to a hover again it slowly starts adjusting to a perfect level of the horizon ...
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owen
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w1der Posted at 2015-4-21 03:08
My gimbal is level as long as the bird is hovering ... As soon as I fly forward it starts tilting si ...

Hi w1der. On mine the horizon was tilting around 20 degrees.I ended up having to send just the camera/gimbal back to my dealer, which took a few weeks for the new one to come back.  The new unit seems to be working ok now.

I would speak to support or your dealer..

Good luck
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owen@digitalplu Posted at 2015-4-21 05:31
Hi w1der. On mine the horizon was tilting around 20 degrees.I ended up having to send just the cam ...

I agree, on the latest firmware the horizon is not staying level  in wind.  My phanton2 does a better job.  

I've just did an IMU calibration and I will test again, but many others are seeing the same thing.  This is not something that can be solved by a dealer.  
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markaguille
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IMU calibration fixed the problem for me.
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