So, this morning while I was checking my equipment an “Abnormal” status notification appeared on my DJI Go 4 app. When I clicked on this I got another message which said “Recalibrate the Vision System, use DJI Assistant on Mac or PC.“
Even though it is possible to fly your drone in this state, it is not safe to do so. It is really important that you don’t ignore this message as your drone is lacking one of its main features in its vision sensors. This can lead to your drone not functioning properly and worst case crashing and injuring someone.
To overcome this, you will need to know how to calibrate your vision sensors on a PC or Mac.
Below are the four simple steps to do this!
*For me I am calibrating my DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2 on my Mac
1. Install DJI Assistant
First, go to the DJI Assistant download page. Log in and choose whichever suits you (For me its mac and Phantom Pro 4 v20). Click “Download” to directly install. After you installed it and saved, launch the Assistant.
2. Connect the drone
Turn on the drone (It’s a good idea to remove propellers and make sure you have the battery fully charged) Connect your drone to mac with your USB cable.
After turning on the drone and connecting it to the Mac, DJI Assistant interface will change and your drone icon will appear on the screen. Click this, and you will be taken to another window with options that are available for your drone.
To the left, choose “Calibration”. A few animations will pop up on the screen showing you the technique you need to adopt for calibrating the drone. Watch them carefully.
3. Calibrate your drone
Click “Calibrate Now.”
You will have to align the drone with the screen, and then follow the pattern. Example above.
4. Finishing the calibration process
If you completed each task you were asked to do, then you will see that window from the beginning, and it will say “Calculating…”. This means it collected all the necessary data and it’s now adjusting your sensors.
This step will last just a few seconds. After this, you will get a “Calibration Success!” message.
Now your calibration is complete, restart your aircraft.
And that’s it, good to go!!
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