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Gimbal or phantom noise..... Help...

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by johnny85, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. johnny85

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    I just flew my P4 for the second time. When I powered everything on I notice a very faint sound and not sure if it's normal. The only way to describe the sound is it sounds like a kid put a card in his bicycle wheel if anybody knows what I'm talking about. It's the only way I know how to explain the sound. Other than that it flies perfect the camera works perfectly and I don't see anything wrong with it so maybe this is normal?
     
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    From my understanding there is an internal cooling fan that keeps things cool inside the body of the Phantom 4. That is more than likely the noise you are hearing .
     
  3. johnny85

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    Well when I was updating everything a very loud fan did kick on. Maybe the fan is on low speed and that's what it is.
     
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    I noticed exact same noise. Like the fan is slightly hitting a lose sticker or something.
    Other than that, my phantom works great.
    I wonder if I should contact DJI about it?
     
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    I wouldn't describe my sound as that. Coming from a P3P to a P4, I hear a very high pitch sound I didn't hear with the pro. It seems like it's normal though. One thing I've learned to do coming off other motored hobbies (cars, trucks, planes helicopters) after a flight, I always check to see if all motors feel the same temperature. Sometimes I have my trusty temp gun which is the best most accurate, but usually just feel each motor and make sure one isn't overheating....just my $.02
     
  7. johnny85

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    BINGO!!!! That is exactly what mine sounds like!!!
     
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    From what I've read and found from being a forum member, they don't seem to help ppl who are in dire need of help, I doubt they'd lift a finger for you. With that said, hopefully it's nothing, but maybe take it to a place that has one you could hear to see if it sounds the same? If it does seem odd or off, maybe you can have it exchanged.
    I have same issue, want to see if high pitch is normal, I got mine a Best Buy and lucky enough to have another 40 days or so to return it or exchange it.
     
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