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Gimbal arm twisted HELP

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by pilotfrom finland, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. pilotfrom finland

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    Can some one link another post about same subject or give some good instructions.
    Help needed !!!
    Mine is twisted so the horizon is skew.
     
  2. msinger

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    Please post a photo of the gibmal arm so we can see what you're describing.
     
  3. Trinimon

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    Did your drone crash with possible damage or are you just noticing the slanted horizon?


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  4. pilotfrom finland

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    okay will do it right away
     
  5. pilotfrom finland

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    crash
     
  6. pilotfrom finland

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    Here are the pics
     

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  7. msinger

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    You can try bending the arm so it's straight again. If that doesn't work and/or it breaks, you'll need to replace it. DJI does not sell a replacement gimbal yam arm, but here are a few third party yaw arms that'll work:
     
  8. pilotfrom finland

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    The replecemnt operation does it need any calibration afterwards
     
  9. msinger

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    Other than calibrating the gimbal in the DJI GO app? No.
     
  10. pilotfrom finland

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    Okay i have seen some yt videos about it have u done it yourself ? impossible task 4 someone who does not those thing all the time.
     
  11. msinger

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    I have never replaced a gimbal yaw arm. With the help of YouTube, you should be able to handle it. If you don't think you can though, then it would probably be best to send your Phantom away to be repaired.
     
  12. pilotfrom finland

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    Do you knowe if the are any places in northen europe or just in europe.
     
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    Can we assume u are in Finland? If so are there any repair shops near you or within shipping at a reasonable cost distance? If the answer is no, watch those YouTube videos over and over until you feel comfortable doing it. I see u are a young man. You should be trainable.. I am 72 and started repairing these about a year ago. I can now rebuild one in 20 minutes. It may take you an hour or so but you can do it. Just make sure you have all the parts and the correct tools. Take photos as you take it apart. Be VERY careful of the locking clips that hold the ribbon cables in. Too much force and they break off. There is no fix when this happens. Watch how u put the camera on the pitch motor. If it is upside down it will do a hula dance for you. The flat on the shaft is on the same side as the ribbon cable connection or back of camera.
     
  14. msinger

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    You can find a list of DJI service centers here.
     
  15. Great_Lakes

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    You might be able to overcome the twist just by using the "adjust gimbal roll" in the Go app.
     
  16. pilotfrom finland

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    Thanks very much just bit unsure because have been watching those videos looks pretty complex
     
  17. pilotfrom finland

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    Okay will chek now?
     
  18. pilotfrom finland

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    Thanks but in the dji repair shops tell usually just say that they are not willing to repair because its a third party party part
     
  19. msinger

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    It's not a third party part. DJI just doesn't sell them.
     
  20. Great_Lakes

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    Each click only moves the gimbal a tiny bit. It might take a very large adjustment before you see it move to level. It's worth a try!