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Gimbal getting way to warm -> Normal?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Fantomas, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Fantomas

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    I don't think this is normal but my P3 gimbal is getting way too warm just after a few minutes on.

    Anyone else experienced this?
     
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  2. bobmyers

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    Mine does also.
     
  3. danjordrone

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    Mine does aswell
     
  4. Icarus

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    It's going to get fairly warm. Many parts of the phantom will warm up quite significantly. The motors, the battery, the gimbal. Just to name a few. It's normal. You can't forget that this is basically a flying computer. All that processing (video processing in the case of the gimbal) generates heat.
     
  5. Fantomas

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    Understood, but THAT much heat after just a few minutes is a bit odd.
     
  6. bbfpv

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    It's meant to be flown and thus cooled by the air temp and props spinning.
     
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  7. Fantomas

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    So one good piece of advice is do not let your P3 stand still (and on) for too long. ;)
     
  8. louforgiveno

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    I don't remember mine getting noticeably warm....I'm still on fw 1.1.5.....will have to test again (you guys are noticing it getting warm just idling? ) will check it out......maybe is part of the disconnects and lag people are getting on fw 1.1.9
     
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    Curious to know if it gets hot when using the simulator. I never bothered to check
     
  10. blade strike

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    The unit does warm up pretty good on the bench and it is normal.. IMHO, I would leave it powered up for more than 20-30mins on the bench. Maybe even run a fan to keep it cool if using the simulator
     
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    a fan is a great idea--- !