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Professional Gimbal Fan Noise

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by CDBettler, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. CDBettler

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    Had my P3P recased few weeks back in NY at the DJI certified repair shop. Took a god awful long time and I don't want to send it back, but i got it back 1-2 weeks ago and haven't had a chance until today to start it up and put it in the sky again.

    I flew it but didn't notice any issues. When i brought it up to my room to update the firmware tonight I heard a loud noise - after further investigation it's the gimbal fan... I thought it was catching on the little metal guard but i slightly bent it up with a screw driver and still same buzzing/vibrating noise. Noise only starts when the fan starts, and it stops if i stop the fan for a split second with my finger. I'm thinking it's just the bearing in there...

    Should I try to get it replaced?

    Should i try to find the part and buy it and solder the wires to the new one? The current wires seem to go inside the camera/gimbal and I'm a little weary of tearing into that.

    Or should i just ignore it, fly it and keep an eye on it if it ever stops spinning or the gimbal gets too hot?


    Sounds exactly like this video @ 30 seconds

    Here is what i believe to be the correct replacement fan


    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. With The Birds

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    You should stop fiddling around with it in case you damage something. If it stops spinning (i doubt it will) replace it then.
     
  3. kiteboy

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    You can't replace the fan by yourself without voiding warranty it goes welded to the gimbal mainboard!

    It definitely sounds bad! I would try to have it fixed by DJI! If it stops or slows down during firmware upgrade/fly you will end up with a fried gimbal mainboard!
     
  4. CDBettler

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    Had to figure out what it was! Would you suggest replacing it myself at that point?
     
  5. CDBettler

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    Do you mean soldered to the board inside the gimbal? Two screws hold it on and if I get the new fan I could just use the old wires and solder them up with the new ones.

    I bought the drone second hand a while back, I don't think I have any warranty to worry about.
     
  6. kiteboy

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    Yes, it's soldered to the board! If warranty is not an issue then I would prefer to solder the new one directly to te board but that's just me, I've experience soldering!

    If you're choosing to solder it to the existing cables then I recommend to use thermo shrink wrap! It needs to be well done! As I've said before! The life of your gimbal/camera depends on that little fan!