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Gimbal, broken or just come apart?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by Mr Blue Sky, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Mr Blue Sky

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    Greetings and help please
    So have I broken it OR does it just push back together and if so how?

    I have pushed it back together it does work but the camera is all over the place, what am I doing wrong and how do I correct it?

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    Is there a Dr. Drone in the house?
    Any input gratefully received - thank you
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  2. nintendrone64

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    Haha, Dr. Drone here. I can clear this up for you pretty quickly.
    No, it is not a repairable break. I am sorry friend, they only sell this part as a combined unit for the usual price of $679.


    www.dronefly.com
     
  3. ryanhoelzer

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    DJI fixed mine for free even though it was the result of a crash. Unfortunately, I was without it for about 6 weeks..
     
  4. DKDarkness

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    The camera is all over the place, because the rod (yaw axis?) doesn't move the potentiometer it normally connects to. Therefore the motor is going to keep compensating until it reaches the correct orientation, which never happens, because the potentiometer doesn't provide the feedback. Before ordering a new $679 unit, I would try to carefully glue the rod to the potentiometer. Be sure to align it properly first, as you probably only get one go at glueing it.
     
  5. npalen

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    If the roll axis (tilts the camera side to side) is still working you might check out this video to get some insight as to whether its repairable:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iTz3Dd ... e=youtu.be

    If you get the camera to relevel and the gimbal works ok then there is a method to permanently afix the shaft:

    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=22198
    http://s976.photobucket.com/user/palenn ... 0.jpg.html

    My understanding is that you can disregard the part that talks about doing an IMU calibration.
    I hope that the ribbon cable hasn't been damaged but the annular magnet does look rather bad.
     
  6. Mr Blue Sky

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    So kinda working but get this message 'Remove gimbal clamp' anyone any experience/cure of this?