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Gimbal digital micro sevo replacement / upgrade

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by BenDronePilot, May 15, 2014.

  1. BenDronePilot

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    Hi, I started up my Phantom yesterday and found I didn't hear the typical high pitch noise coming from the digital micro server controling the up down tilt of the camera. Then camera tilt no longer worked of course so I took apart the Phantom to verify the connections and reseat the cables. Still dead, I even went to the RC assistant software turning off and on the gimbal, still dead.

    I assume that DJI will replace this under warranty. Tho I was thinking I may like to use a higher end servo as a direct replacement swap of the stock servo. Has any done a direct replacement swap (not requiring mod to phantom) and any suggestions for where to get the replacement servo?
     
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    Is there any new information on this? I need a servo for my P2V.
     
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    For some reason I have been having issues with the servos failing lately. Happened twice. The stock servo is an EMAX ES08MD or a slightly modified version of this servo. It does work out of the box. It is also programmable with EMAX servo programmer. One thing I noticed is that the voltage coming from the naza is 6.4v. The operating range of most servos is 5-6v. I don't know if this is the problem. I recently changed the mainboard which was bad on my vision. I have been meaning to check the voltage again as i thought the output voltage from the mainboard is 5v regulated.
     
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    The voltage going in to the Naza should be regulated at 5.5V by a regulator on the main board. I'd imagine that the voltage out is the same as in.
     
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    Guys I have a stock gimbal servo for the vision camera

    I had a crash back of this and it damaged the cameras stock mounts the gimbal works if anyone wants it let me know as I plan on going to a aftermarket gimbal soon anyway with my p2v

    You can contact me via pm if intrested