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Gimbal Broken? HD-3D

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by ArgP, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. ArgP

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    I crashed my phantom a few weeks ago. It fell fairly hard, but I was able to fix it and fly it after the incident. I was also able to film using my GoPro attached to the gimbal without a problem. However I recently turned the phantom back on and the Gimbal seems to be broken. The control on the back of the transmitter is not controlling the camera angle correctly. Does this mean my gimbal is broken? Below is a link to a video to show you exactly what I'm talking about.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDH6O0J ... e=youtu.be

    Should I buy a new gimbal?

    Thanks for any advice!!
     
  2. JDN

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    I don't think it is broken, but have you tried doing a recalibration of the gimbal, yet? If not, try this -> viewtopic.php?f=37&t=23621
     
  3. ArgP

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    Thank you for the quick reply JDN. Also, thank you for the calibration recommendation. It definitely helped! However, the gimbal seems to have lost 100% range of motion. Here is a video after the calibration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4fJpiM ... e=youtu.be

    Does this range seem limited? It's also making a buzzing noise you can hear towards the end of the video. Is that normal?

    I think it's tilted because the dampening plates are bent, and that's causing it to go off balance.

    It seems to be working better, but I'm trying to figure out if the range is too limited to continue, or if the noise is foreshadowing a burnt out motor.

    Thanks again for your time and advice.