Sensor calibration

In order to perform the sensor calibration, select the Vehicle Setup tab and choose the Sensors menu.

Compass

QGroundControl compass calibration

  1. Select the Compass submenu
  2. Choose the flight controller orientation (ROTATION_NONE if the arrow on the flight controller is aligned with the arrow on the frame).
  3. Press OK.
  4. Put the drone in one of the orientations marked by the red outline and wait for the appropriate outline to turn yellow.
  5. Spin the drone as required until the outline turns green. Do this for all orientations.

Read more in the PX4 docs: https://docs.px4.io/v1.9.0/en/config/compass.html.

Gyroscope

QGroundControl gyroscope calibration

  1. Select the Gyroscope submenu.
  2. Place the drone on a flat, horizontal surface.
  3. Press OK.
  4. Wait for the calibration to finish.s

The drone should stay completely still during the calibration.

Read more in the PX4 docs: https://docs.px4.io/v1.9.0/en/config/gyroscope.html.

Accelerometer

QGroundControl accelerometer calibration

  1. Select the Accelerometer submenu.
  2. Choose the flight controller orientation (ROTATION_NONE if the arrow on the flight controller is aligned with the arrow on the frame).
  3. Put the drone in one of the orientations marked by the red outline and wait for the appropriate outline to turn yellow.
  4. Hold the drone in this orientation until the outline turns green. Do this for all orientations.

Read more in the PX4 docs: https://docs.px4.io/v1.9.0/en/config/accelerometer.html.

Level horizon

QGroundControl level horizon calibration

  1. Select the Level Horizon submenu.
  2. Choose the flight controller orientation (ROTATION_NONE if the arrow on the flight controller is aligned with the arrow on the frame).
  3. Place the drone on a flat, horizontal surface.
  4. Press OK.
  5. Wait for the calibration to finish.

Read more in the PX4 docs: https://docs.px4.io/v1.9.0/en/config/level_horizon_calibration.html.

Next: RC setup.

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