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Gimbal Noise only looking straight ahead...

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Branden price, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Branden price

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    Hey guys. I've been reading the forum since I decided to buy my first Phantom last month. I bought the P3S and I live it. After reading through a lot of the forums I added the DBS mod earlier this week, which works really well. But now I seem to have a strange noise coming from my Phantom only when the camera is pointed straight ahead, if i rotate it down the noise goes away. I Wasn't able to fly for the last 2 weeks and i don't really remember if it was doing that before. I linked a Youtube video(below) of what it is doing. Hopefully somebody can tell me if that is normal or if i messed something up.

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  2. Sinisalo

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    That does not sound normal, I would try to contact DJI and see what they say. If you don't insist you want it fixed, they will not just offer to fix it though.
     
  3. Shimien

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    That's a bit much. I have noticed sometimes mine makes more noise Straight ahead too but no where near that much of an increase, even then it usually goes away after moving the gimbal around a little.


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  4. Branden price

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    Thanks guys. Ill get in touch with DJI and see what they say.
     
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  5. Branden price

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    I contacted DJI through there online chat. I told the rep what was going on. They issued me a RMA with out asking any questions. I'm not necessarily complaining, but it seems a bit odd to just issue a RMA without any questions. Ohwell. I guess ill take it
     
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  7. Kenneth Marsola

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    I have the exact problem with my standard
     
  8. Branden price

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    Does it effect anything?


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  9. Kenneth Marsola

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    Yes, although the video is sharp, it has a shiver & slight shake, which is very distracting.
     
  10. Branden price

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    The picture is shaky or the drone is. From what I could tell last night my camera still work great. They said a 3 wk turn around and I rarely keep the camera point straight anyways.


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  11. Kenneth Marsola

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    Video is shakey
     
  12. Branden price

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    Thanks for the input. I'm going to try to fly again tonight. I'll do some pictures and video and see if I notice anything


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    I noticed yesterday that my Standard gimbal constantly emits a low hum from the camera tilt motor. It doesn't matter what position the camera is tilted to it is the same low hum. Almost sounds like the Advanced/Pro fans running. The tilt motor doesn't seem to be getting excessively warm or negatively affecting camera operation so I will just be keeping an eye on it for the time being.
     
  14. Branden price

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    I never thought to check and see if it's getting hot. It's odd that's it's only in one position. I don't see where it's effecting anything else, all my pictures and movies are coming in clear. So I think I'll just keep an eye on it also


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  15. rivest266

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    Got the noise also when I was out in the cold. But it does not always occur. Must be the condensation.
     
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    That's a posibility. It has been pretty cold out lately.


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  17. Kenneth Marsola

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    Whenever, and I mean everytime, I first start-up my phantom, the camera buzzes, and I have to lower the camera angle downward to stop it, from making noise.
    Also the camera seems to shiver, ever so slightly, for the first minute, and also, when I move forward at anything over 15 MPH.
     
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    Humming here also. Had a bobble in the tilt access until I ran an IMU cal which seams to have resolved it. With respect to easy RMAs, seams like DJI hands them out without a flinch to insure a happy customer. I received one after replying that my issues appear to have been resolved. Still have the humming. My brother bought a P3S at the same time and his gimbal is quite. Will need to compare video / gimbal performance between the too.


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    I had the same problem, eventually I started getting "gimbal overload", and shaky video. even when the motor was off. would go away when pointed down..

    DJI issued an RMA and it's with them now.

    J Mc <--- youtube videos of issue

    I also have a couple threads on it at the dji site.
     
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    I have that noise too.
    Could it appear after new firmware update?