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bent & scratch phantom 3 adv arm

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Maciej, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Maciej

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    Hello All,

    My first flight with Phantom 3 ended with a crash (from around 2 meters high, little speed - touched some bush leaves with propellers). Everything was fine except getting message "gimbal motor overload" for a while once i tested if it will be getting up again. Took it home and noticed that the gimbal guard is not getting on it's place smoothly.
    Then realized there is a bent on the head of the case that the gimbal arm is mounted to. Any idea whether this part is easily replacable (searched for a while through the internet for the part but no results)?

    ****, that's a shame, I was probably too excited on the first flight.

    + this is the only thing that got broken in any way (only propellers are a bit green from leaves/grass) - probably took somehow whole impact of the fall.

    Many thanks for any advice on this.

    Maciej/Poland
     

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  3. Fplvert

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    Welcome to the Forum, sorry about your crash.

    Unfortunately, parts for the gimbal are not readily available. You might be able to straighten yours out, or get one salvaged from a crash. I noticed another string that might help you.

    http://www.phantompilots.com/threads/enough-to-make-a-grown-man-cry-broken-gimbal-p3pro.49051/

    Good luck!
     
  4. Maciej

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    Thanks FpIvert for reply.
    I am afraid that trying to straighten might lead to detaching the whole base plate arm mount.
    Wonder if anyone tried to somehow weld or glue alloy?
     
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    I ordered an arm from them on Mon, got it yesterday. it was a good experience and I will use them again.

    I plan on installing it tomorrow, but it looks great.
     
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  7. Maciej

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    Nope - that's not the case either - but creating the base plate of gimbal with ABS won't be a bad idea due to it's flexibility and shock resistance.