I've had my P3P several weeks now and I often forget to remove the cheap plastic gimbal lock before powering it on. I always see the "Gimbal motor overload" message and quickly remove it. Well tonight I did something really dumb. Hoping this saves someone else from my mistake. As usual I powered my phantom on and saw the motor overload message and ran over to it and removed it. Then I thought to myself, the sun is setting, let me take this ND filter off and put the stock clear lens back on. That lens was stuck on like glue so I placed the gimbal lock back on to help stabilize everything while I tried and tried to remove the ND filter. One big mistake, all this time, the bird was still turned on! And all this time, the gimbal motor was trying to move and calibrate itself but couldn't. After a few minutes of trying I accidentally touched the outside of the motor and it was extremely hot which I then realized I still had this thing turned on. I immediately removed the lock and let it do its thing then powered it off. Luckily it's fine and working with no issues but I wonder how much longer before that motor would have burned up. So always remember to remove your Gimbal lock before you turn your copter on!