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Crashed P3S, need replacement top for gimbal

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by DanClinton502, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. DanClinton502

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    Hello everybody, I'm new to the board and new to flying in general. I'm looking for some input if anyone can help. After taking my P3S for a quick flight this morning to record the sunrise, I noticed a nice size hawk hovering above my drone and continuously circling it. Naturally I get a little nervous and decide to bring it down from it's 45m height. As I begin to descend, the hawk begins circling lower and lower as well. Getting more nervous I try to bring it down and closer to me (It's about 50 feet away) more quickly but it snags the bottom branch of a near by tree and takes a 10-15 ft crash. The pictures below are the results. My question is though, is there anyway I can get a replacement part to the top of the gimbal that's broken? Or is replacing the entire camera/gimbal my only option? Additionally would anyone risk bonding the broken pieces back together?

     
  2. larrythesimpleton

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  3. DanClinton502

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    My god, I think it is! Thank you so much man! Kind of ashamed I didn't check DJI's site thoroughly enough to see they carry it but thank you for pointing me in the right direction. Now hopefully I can replace it myself without to much risk.
     
  4. larrythesimpleton

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    It's a pretty easy part to replace. The trickiest bit is getting the cables/antenna off of the gimbal, but there are youtube videos to show how it's done...and it looks like the camera cable was already disconnected for you!
     
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  5. DroneDestination

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    Lol! Should be a pretty simple repair, just be careful with those ribbon cables.
     
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    Yeah it came disconnected during the crash, I reconnected and the camera came on and moved up/down and slightly left to right like it's suppose to. So here's to hoping all is well.
     
  7. DroneDestination

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    **thumbs up emoji**
     
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