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Gimbal function intermittent

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by droneranger, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. droneranger

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    Just installed the gimbal on the P2 and everything seemed fine at first. Testing checked out/pitch was OK. Tried to test fly it and the gimbal just flopped there as if it didn't get power. But the GoPro was charging. I tried rebooting the aircraft, removing the battery, but nothing worked. I hooked back up to the P2 assistant software and saw that the gimbal was OFF. I turned it ON and it responded. But now it still intermittently does not power up when turning on the aircraft. It even tried to hammer the GoPro to death a couple of times by spontaneously rolling back and forth to its limit stops at high speed like a crazed woodpecker. Anybody else seen this behavior?
     
  2. droneranger

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    OK, here's a followup......

    The gimbal seems dead every time I power it up, but when I connect it to the computer and fire up the assistant software, it wakes up and functions normally. Any ideas out there? :?