How to calibrate DJI Mavic Mini drone IMU?

ByAdan Flannigan 2019-11-01 5539

If you own the ultra-light drone DJI Mavic Mini, you will surely get the message in the DJI Fly App that the IMU of the DJI Mavic Mini has to be calibrated. But how exactly does this work? Our article describes step by step how to calibrate the drone. Please proceed as follows:

DJI Mavic Mini IMU​ 

How to calibrate DJI Mavic Mini IMU?

Step 1: To calibrate the DJI Mavic Mini, first place it on a flat surface.

Step 2: Power on the DJI Mavic Mini quadcopter.

Step 3: Open the DJI Fly app and connect to the Mavic Mini.

Step 4: Enter in the General Settings of the DJI Fly app (3 dots).

Step 5: Open the Main Controller settings (quadcopter icon).

Step 6: Scroll down and click on "Sensors".

Step 7: Click on "Calibrate IMU".

Step 8: Click on "Start".

Step 9: Next, you will see "Calibrating, please wait".

Step 10: Place the Mavic Mini in the various positions shown on screen.

Step 11: When lights change from blue to green, then you are shown the next position to put the Mavic Mini in.

Step 12: Stand the DJI Mavic Mini on it's side with the front facing right, check for the green calibration light.

Step 13: Then stand the DJI Mavic Mini on it's side with the front facing left, check for light to turn green.

Step 14: Stand the Mavic Mini on it's nose (camera facing down) and wait for green calibration light.

Step 15: Next, stand the Mavic Mini quadcopter with it's back end facing down and watch for the green calibration light.

Step 16: The last DJI Mavic Mini calibration position is to place the quadcopter upside down on the flat surface and wait for green light.

Step 17: This completes the DJI Mavic Mini Calibration with the message stating "IMU calibration complete. Please restart your aircraft".

Step 18: Click OK and restart the quadcopter.

What if DJI Mavic Mini IMU calibration failed?

● Check that the surface where you are doing the calibration is totally flat.

● Try the Mavic Mini IMU calibration a second time.

● Do a compass calibration.

● Update the Mavic Mini firmware if there is a new one available.

● Allow the quadcopter battery to fully discharge or remove the battery from the Mavic Mini.

● Allow the quadcopter battery to fully discharge or remove the battery

● Wait a couple of minutes. Then charge your battery fully in the Mavic Mini and try the calibration again.

● Re-install the DJI FLY app just in case this issue is with the app not sending correct data to the Mavic Mini.

● If the IMU is still un-calibrated, then contact DJI or the retail outlet or store where you purchased the Mavic Mini.


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