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Professional Gimbal freaking out at startup

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by MoreGone, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. MoreGone

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    Hello

    So I recently had a small crash with a tree. After checking everything out, checking the system and new props I took back in the air. I had two really low quick flights and a third a few days later that was longer and I got some altitude but was only up for maybe 5 minutes. Just testing the waters.

    I went to go for 4th flight and I start getting gimbal overload warnings after take off. I assumed it was the gimbal lock but after touching down confirmed it was not. The gimbal was making a weird noise and vibrating jerking around like crazy.

    Here is a video of it acting up



    I opened the back of the gimbal arm as described in a video I can no longer find and it looked to be set properly already.

    What should I do?

    Thanks
     
  2. bobmyers

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    Sounds like gears grinding????
    You have to get that to an authorized DJI repair shop or buy another gimbal and camera setup, which is very expensive even if you find a used one
     
  3. MoreGone

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    Whew!!

    Figured it out! There is a small Alleny key screw at the base of the gimbal that needs to be tightened

    Pictured center, the black screw. Very small allen key, believe I used a 1/16th which would be a 1.5mm in metric size. I did not have metrics that small but was able to tighten in adequately with the standard allen key.

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  4. jgrouse

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    Yay, great to see you spotted the fix for this issue as well. I made a video and posted a thread so that more people stop sending their gear back to DJI for repair -

    Just need to remind people that the arm needs to be slid up a fraction so that it's not touching anything but the yaw motor shaft before the grub screw is tightened. And yes, it does appear to be for a 1.5mm Allen key.
     
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  5. MoreGone

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    My rattling came back this weekend and I missed an awesome flight at a location a couple hours away dang it!

    Going to make sure to carry this tool all the time now!