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Flying without camera ??

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by mbrunette, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. mbrunette

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    Hello all,
    I had my first crash the other day, hit some tree branches, and apparently bent the gimbal to the point that I cannot get the DJI GO app to stop complaining about "Gimbal Overload"

    It actually all looks fine but the gimbal thrashes back and forth and all around.

    I was wondering if I can remove the camera and gimbal and fly without?
    I realize that no FPV and video will take away some huge features but I think I can learn to fly better and then at some point buy another bird.

    Will the app freak out with the gimbal and camera missing?
     
  2. tjgib2001

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    I flew mine without the camera for over a month after a crash. And i never used the app.
    Just simply the drone and the controller
     
  3. mbrunette

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    Did you remove the camera and gimbal tjgib2001?
    I'm thinking I need to remove or at least disconnect because the gimbal motors do seem to get warm/hot after a few minutes of jerking around.

    Additionally I was thinking I could get more flight time without the added weight.
     
  4. Paul Schulze

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    Anyone have a trashed gimbal for P3S 2.7 K they would sell for fair price? In fact, all I need are all of the gimbal pieces except camera.
     
  5. Mark The Droner

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    I've got this fantasy of ordering a cheeseburger at my favorite grill up the road (2.9 miles) and having them strap it to my hovering P2V while on a waypoints mission. I figure the camera would have to go, but I could glue little cross beams across the landing gear like a cage and that would provide a place to slide in the cheeseburger and also help with the weight problem (it's a half pounder).

    I don't like the idea of hooking it like a fishing line because I think there would be too much drag...