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Done accident. Gimbal Broken. What should I do?. Spare parts

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Angel, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Angel

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    Hi guys. I just had an accident with my Phantom3 Pro.
    The gimbal ring behind the camera is broken now but the camera still works well.
    I took it to the shop where I bought it and they told me that I need to buy another camera (which is 539 euros!).

    Apparently they are no spare parts for the 4K camera or gimbal...

    I am wondering now what should I do....
    Should I send it to DJI to repair?. How much could this cost?. Anyone have any ideas on prices for this kind of things and how long would it take if DJI repairs this?.

    Anyone know where could I buy this spare part of how could I get one?.

    I am attaching a picture in which you could see the bit that is broken....

    Thanks
     

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  2. msinger

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    Here are a few options:
    • Contact repair shops and see if they have that part from a crashed Phantom
    • Buy a broken camera on eBay
    • Buy a 3D printed replacement part (like this one)
    The part you need is called the "gimbal roll arm".
     
  3. Angel

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    Thanks my friend.
    How much could this cost if I send this to repair to DJI?. How long would it take if DJI repairs this?.
     
  4. hunch

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    where are you located?
    you are looking at approximate $100 repair if the cable is still good.
     
  5. msinger

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    You would have to ask DJI. I suspect they will make you send in your Phantom first though since it'll be hard to quote a price without seeing the damage in person.
     
  6. Angel

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    I am located in UK.
    Does anyone have the instructions of how to repair this or how to take apart the camera gimbal?
    Any kind of drawing or similar would do the job.
    How can I find out if the cable is still good whiles I order a new gimbal roll arm?

    How long does it tend to take to DJI to fix things approx?

    Cheers guys
     
  7. Steven Mazza

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    Hello, if you end up buying a new camera and gimbal, I would be interested in buying the main gimbal circuit board for $100
     
  8. hunch

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    Steven,
    just replied to your PM i have bunch of P3 main boards
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    Angel if you need any parts let me know. i think DJI is located in Germany thou if you end up sending it to them.
     
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  10. Angel

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    Hi, how do you stick the "gimbal roll arm ring" to the motor?.
    Do you use glue? (Now that is broken I cannot see remains of glue from the factory in it.... hmmmm
    If you use glue, which glue would I have to use and how much?.

    Thanks
     
  11. Sinisalo

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    Here are some videos that might help, the second video shows the Yaw arm replacement but I am sure the steps are nearly the same for Roll arm replacement.

    How to remove P3 gimbal
    P3 Yaw arm replacement
    Metal Roll arm from ebay (same price as most 3-d printed replacements)