Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Camera/Gimbal off, ribbon broken - fix?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by John Tucker, May 17, 2015.

  1. John Tucker

    Joined:
    May 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Had a crash (Only had my P3 for 5 days now), and part of the gimbal and IMG_5150.JPG IMG_5151.JPG
     
  2. Marlin009

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    512
    Location:
    West Coast of Florida
  3. RoyVa

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Messages:
    2,248
    Likes Received:
    454
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ouch is right. Expensive crash. Are you going to try a DIY repair or send the camera and gimbel off. Ugh! That's the new P3 too. Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. IflyinWY

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    943
    Location:
    Where the deer and the antelope play
  5. jiminyfixit

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2014
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    8
    I just received a P3 camera yesterday for possible repair. Having never seen one before, I was curious as to any possible similarities to the P2V+ camera/gimbal unit. Sadly, there are none. The P3 camera gimbal looks the same, but is dimensionally different, all around. DJI thinks they came up with a better camera/gimbal unit, but all they did was come up with better video quality. This unit is heavier, an attempt to make it more robust, but all it did is amplify the same damage you get when you crash a P2V+. The pitch motor still separates from its bracket and the ribbon still tears. BTW, the ribbon is TOTALLY different, as it splits into a "Y" configuration, going into 2 connectors on the main circuit board. I like the small fan above the main board, and the "heat sink" design of the upper main board body. DJI's attempt to diffuse the heat coming from the main circuit board.
    So, it seems like it will be awhile before anybody starts offering ribbon cables, and parts, in general will only be available the way we get P2V+ parts today. From buying up damaged cameras.
    Fly safe, don't crash.
     
  6. Ted4797

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,215
    Likes Received:
    190
    Location:
    Florida
    If u are going to try to fix it yourself, be sure to get a ribbon cable directly from DJI. The cheap ones on E Bay are crap. Most don't work and it is hit and miss. The Yaw arm and roll arm are only available as aftermarket as DJI does not sell them. They are also on E Bay. There are lots of videos on You Tube to shoe u how to do it. Be very careful with the locking clips that hold the ribbon cable, they break easy if u force them to much. I would suggest sending it to Hunch if u are not comfortable with doing it yourself. You will find him on here. He is very reasonable. There are other shops that will do it. If u send it to DJI they will just sell u a new one for about $500. If you want advise as to what to do just ask as we are here to help.
     
  7. QuadBart

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2016
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    USA
  8. Ted4797

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,215
    Likes Received:
    190
    Location:
    Florida
    not really. depend on how badly you crash. It mostly saves it from something catching on the ribbon cable. Doesn't hurt other than extra weight.
     
    QuadBart likes this.
  9. MrDroneUK

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2016
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Derby, UK
  10. Suntana

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Jaffray, BC Canada
    Check the date of the original post


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Camera Gimbal off Forum Date
P2V+ camera broke off gimball ...still flies fine but I think one gimbal motor is still moving Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion Nov 4, 2016
Slight P4 Gimbal Click, When Manually Elevating Camera Up and Down With Power Off Phantom 4 Discussion May 2, 2016
Can't find phantom wifi after I took off gimbal w/ camera Phantom 2 Vision + Help Apr 10, 2016
Camera/Gimbal off centered Pro/Adv Discussion Mar 25, 2016
Friend crashed my Phantom 3 into a tree, camera and ribbon snapped off gimbal Pro/Adv Discussion Aug 28, 2015