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Gimbal not facing forward.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Diehard, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Diehard

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    How do I get the gimbal to face forward? It started doing this after I started it up and it was making all sorts of grinding noises. ...end result was it never faces forward now. I tried calibrating it 3 times. ..no luck. Installed the new firmware...no change. Anyone have an idea of what the problem may be?
     
  2. John Locke

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    Whoa, that's not good. How old is this bird? What event triggered this behavior? Has it ever worked right? Have you ever flown it?
     
  3. TheLightSpeedz

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    So at the top of yaw arm there's a set screw that's a Allen wrench. It's vibrating because it probably got hit. Loosen it and try to set it straight. Also you can slide it down a bit to make it stop grinding.

    Mine was vibrating also... I loosened it and slide the arm down a little bit and tightened again. It never made the grinding noise again.


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  4. mcphipps

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    If you could, post a picture of this set screw and its location?

    Thanks
     
  5. TheLightSpeedz

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    I don't have a pic. If you look above the arm, you'll see a shaft that the yaw arm slides on to. You'll see a tiny little set screw. Loosen and try to adjust until it is quiet. I had this happen after my gimbal got hit slightly. It would rattle like crazy, and would stop if I touched it. Then would start again of it got touched even slightly. Once I pinned down source I found that the gimbal when it go hit slid up the shaft and was vibrating agains the plastic cover plate above it.


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  6. TheLightSpeedz

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    Also if it's not pointing straight you should check to see if the arm is bent?


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  7. TheLightSpeedz

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    I had one bent slightly, but it would compensate on its own


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