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Gimbal Issue

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by WDW1014, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. WDW1014

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    So I just got the P3S and so far its been great until yesterday ! Went to the beach flew no problem over water and such and when I came home to fly some more this is what happens when I turn the phantom on .....



    And Yes everything is up to date , firmware, both calibrations and even the small green hex screw is all tight, took it a step further and took off the back plate and the rod is still aligned perfectly. Now the gimbal is very hot to the touch and it has a clicking sound along with alil shake every couple of seconds. Any ideas what to do now? Could It be the gimbal motor is just flawed?
     
  2. Jack Mackinnon

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    Looks like your shell is dented. Any crashes on the bird? Maybe something came loose due to vibrations in flight and toasted your gimbal. Try to do a gimbal calibration.


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  3. WDW1014

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    na nothing no crashes, did the gimbal calibration numerous times , crazy annoying
     
  4. Jason Porembski

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    Can you re-center the gimbal by hand?


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  5. Mr. Pina Colada

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    Take a can of compressed air and blow out the motors. You may have a piece of sand stuck in one.
     
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  6. WDW1014

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    yea I did all that too but who knows, I contacted dji so now I wait. So today I bought a new camera from nyc installed it no issue , but now the rc remote says connected and the copter its self wont connect to the app so I'm grounded any ideas what to do ?
     
  7. Mr. Pina Colada

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    What colors are the LED's on the phantom? What color LED is on the gimbal itself? Does the phantom go through a gimbal calibration when you turn it on?