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Advanced Gimbal making noise and vibrating

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Gary Duncan, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Gary Duncan

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    I had a small incident with my Phantom 3 Pro last night (bat flew into it) and now the gimbal makes a clicking noise and vibrates the camera.


    http://www.gdaustralia.com/video.mp4

    Please have a look at inserted video...not the best, but you should get the idea

    Thank you
    Gary
     
  2. Harleymhs

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    u are screwed! Gimbal gears and or motors are damaged! Send it back to DJI for repair. Good Luck!
     
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  3. jwthorpe

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    Bummer. I do a lot of stupid things with my drone (multiple hard landings/crashes) and haven't had that happen. Just a matter of time. (Even with prop guards I've replaced around 10 props.) Some day I'll learn to be careful. We've got lots of high winds, rocks/cactus, and bats. Wind is my nemesis.
     
  4. RobBarron

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    Actually the first thing to do is NOT to send it back. You should do a gimbal recalibration first and even two or three times if necessary. This will usually solve your problem. Only if that doesn't work should you seek a repair.... which is likely to cost a fair sum!
     
  5. BarryM

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    As well as gimbal recalibration do an IMU recal. If no success try reinstalling whatever FW version you're using.
     
  6. Mako79

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    @Gary Duncan,
    Don't send it back yet...
    Could be the loose hex grub screw.
    Look at where the vertical gimbal arm attaches to the gimbal main board. Just below the board, opposite side of the ribbon cable is a black hidden grub hex screw. Tighten that to the flat side of the D shaft.
    Let us know how you go...
     
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  7. Gary Duncan

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    OK....I had taken off the gimbal to have a look and could not find an Allen Key to fit, so I had to go to the shops....finally got a 1.5 to fit today (been busy playing golf :)) and tightened up the grub screw...very loose...ALL IS GREAT !!!!

    Thank you good pilots. Now back to the sky and hopefully no more incidents with other flying creatures.

    Cheers guys
    Gary
     
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  8. sydneymark

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    the forum has delivered again.

    after a couple of stupid crashes my pan left right gimbal was making clicking noises and not happy, me likewise.

    checked the grub screw, undid it, played around on where it should sit properly, and now, seems fine, thanks for the advice, probably saved my $$$, beers are on me if we ever meet up :)
     
  9. bobmyers

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    Cant tell you how many loose grub screws have been fixed on this forum-- but it is a lot-- it is a question that is asked two or three times a week -- common problem
     
  10. sydneymark

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    To be fair, I crashed into two trees at about 4-5m, broke two props, am pretty surprised nothing got really damaged :)
     
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