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Gimbal and Camera Replacement Video

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by DrJoe, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. DrJoe

    Apr 13, 2014
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    She's Back!

    Following my idiotic crash off a balcony, and my failure to find a new ribbon cable (I wasn't willing to spend $85-$250 for a maybe), I ordered a new gimbal from area51drones on ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/321491257287?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

    I removed the broken gimbal/camera by first gently prying the cables from the top of the gimbal, then snipping the retention pins and removing the rubber gimbal dampers.

    The new gimbal/camera assembly comes with new rubber dampers and retention pins, but not with a new mounting plate. Since my mounting plate was slightly damaged, I had to remove that too and bend it back to straight first.

    This quick video documents my experience in replacing the gimbal with a few pointers.

    A couple of extra points:
    1. With the gimbal assembly disconnected, the app would not work. My iPhone would get a "cannot join network" error.
    2. I did NOT need to re bind the gimbal/camera in any way. Once I connected the gimbal and camera, the range extender connected and the app worked flawlessly.