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gimbal motor overload

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JRUSH311, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. JRUSH311

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    brand new p3a
    was on my 5th flight today in nice clear skies no wind
    suddenly i see a yellow flash on the screen
    gimbal motor overload , after 3-4 seconds it went back to green ready to fly

    I dont think I was using the gimbal much at all

    any ideas what happened?
     
  2. Andy Collins

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    make sure you have removed the white piece that holds the gimbal in place for shipping,,its behind it,,,if you don't know what I'm talking about you haven't removed it...its a small white piece,,if its in place you will get a gimbal overload (don't ask how I know this)
     
  3. JRUSH311

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    I removed it as well as the clear plastic piece before first flight,

    I never reinstalled them either
    Are they throw away?
     
  4. Galen Tillery

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    Hang on to, at least, the clear plastic piece. It is good to secure your gimbal when in a case or when not in use.
     
  5. dwcola

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    Just some feedback. I keep the plastic piece to secure the gimbal when transporting but be careful to not forget to take it out pre flight. I forgot one time and realized I had left it in after taking off for about 30 seconds. Nothing happened that I know of. Everything is fine but it could have very easily burnt out. I painted the finger hold positions on the plastic piece in red after that to train myself to remember that pre flight. Now it's a habit instilled so I haven't left it in again after that first time.
     
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  6. Quadcopter102

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    Been there....I have a business sized white card with...REMOVE GIMBAL GUARD stuck on the battery ....