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Gimbal sitting GoPro on an angle

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by wisie, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. wisie

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    I was flying my DJI Phantom 2 this morning and got a little negligent as I was landing and my Phantom had a hard landing and in the process cracked one part of the wing. Pictures:

    http://imgur.com/GjbMLkw + http://imgur.com/haIUX1B

    I'm hoping whether anyone might be able to give any indication on how to best fix this? I've tried pushing the plastic elements back together but unfortunately they won't sit and if attempting to start up the Phantom, the wing will rub against the body.
    If anyone has any advice on the best way of fixing this I'd most appreciate it.

    Thanks
     
  2. mikeramsey52

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    Re: Advice on fixing a broken wing

    Yow, that's worse than I did to mine! My prop was also rubbing on the arm. I didn't think I needed to disassemble the whole thing so loosened just the screws on the damaged arm. I also removed the screws from the motor so that it hung loose. Then I used a heat gun, carefully, to soften the plastic and slowly bend the upper and lower pieces back into alignment. It's still slightly crooked but flies just fine. You'll need to glue the broken pieces together. Do a test on a small piece first to be sure the glue is compatible with the plastic.

    Long term solution is a replacement shell. I have it and am waiting till I have time to install a Skylark Tiny OSD at the same time.
     
  3. wisie

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    Re: Advice on fixing a broken wing

    Yep :( I'm thinking a replacement shell might be the go. Fortunately there's somewhere that stocks them near me however I'm a bit concerned how difficult it will be to change over. I don't suppose yourself or anyone else has any experience in changing the shell over?
     
  4. mikeramsey52

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    Re: Advice on fixing a broken wing

    There's a thread with video for the P2 shell. Might be helpful for the P1 as well.

    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7017

    I'm sure others will chime in soon.
     
  5. wisie

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    Re: Advice on fixing a broken wing

    Hi Mike,

    Appreciate the replies. I ended up running some tests and isolated the issue to that wing so purchased a new outer shell yesterday and made the change this morning (fun fun..!) All was great and I took it for a fly this afternoon until I got home and noticed my gimbal is now slightly off. As you can see in this footage http://youtu.be/yw0n0SMrX4c and pictures below where the first image is how the GoPro sits and the second is with me adjusting it to how I think it should probably sit. My question is and I'm hoping with my fingers crossed that my gimbal isn't broken... Is it possible to recalibrate the gimbal or work out what the issue is? I found a similar post (http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3025&start=10) on here however the solution which worked for others didn't work for me unfortunately.

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    Thanks and appreciate any assistance.

    - Alex