Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Gimbal set screw replacement

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Phantom fool, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Phantom fool

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    40
    Hi,

    Was flying my Phantom 3 pro and had a crash. Afterward the gimbal would make a grinding noise, so my searches brought me here. It seemed related to the gimbal set screw, so I went to Lowes and bought an allen key set that had a 1.5mm allen key. I adjusted the gimbal arm up a hair and the grinding noise stopped. Then the camera was off center, so I loosened the set screw, adjusted the angle, and tightened. then the noise was back. So, I went through 10-12 iterations of this before I got it right.

    The problem is, After all this I have almost completely stripped the head of the tiny little set screw. I can probably loosen it maybe one more time, but want to replace it. Where can I get one?

    Thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. TheLightSpeedz

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    366
    If it's good leave it alone!


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  3. TheLightSpeedz

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    366
    Any hardware store will have one! By the way.


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  4. rockydog

    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    London UK
    Google M3 x 4mm set screw.....lots of suppliers on Amazon at around $1.50 for 10
     
    Sinisalo likes this.
  5. Phantom fool

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    40
    That's the info I needed

    Am I the first guy to do this to that little tiny soft screw?
     
  6. Phantom fool

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    40
    ,
    Ha! Usually my credo, but I know it's going to happen again