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Advanced Gimbal straight down

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by pagana, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. pagana

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    Hi Guys,
    I've the drone since yesterday and everything was fine, just check all the functions and read the manual few times and watching some tutorials.
    Also yesterday I did the Drone upgrade and the remote upgrade, (Aircraft 1.9.60 and remote 1.6.0) and upgrate the app,iOS.

    Today just before try a small flight I notice that the gimbal pointing the camera totally down.. I did already the IMU / Compass calibration but nothig change.. still pointing down.
    Even I try to move left - right the gimbal moves just a little bit.(almost nothing)
    I switch several times the mode from Follow to FPV but nothing change.
    I need really help.

    Thank you
     

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  2. Zuzua

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    The gimbal does not move left to right, that is normal. What happens when you turn the gimbal wheel on top right corner of your remote?


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  3. pagana

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    Nothing... nothing move...
    2 days aga, I can control and move left or right / up and down.. but now seems stuck and pointing down

    Try to see the video

    https://video-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v...=c7cc40063af1301e2bd5b64b68089d11&oe=577E2065
     
  4. Zuzua

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    I have never heard of a phantom 3 to be able to move gimbal left or right, it does move very little but you can't rotate left it right. But as to your main problem of not moving up and down, check the motor for any obstruction, check all the ribbon cables. By the way, Can you start the motors and fly the p3 at all?


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  5. pagana

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    thank you for your replay.
    I sent it back to Amazon, because the gimbal was stocked down and I touched a little bit, was incredible HOOOOTTTT
    So I preferred to send back and get another one..
     
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  6. Great_Lakes

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    I agree with that decision. It shouldn't be pointing down, and it shouldn't get that hot!
     
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  7. MasterBlaster

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    I've heard of this a few times from those that had their phantom on for prolonged periods of time without any airflow to cool the gimbal.
    Hunch always says on here to place a fan in front of your bird whenever you have to have it on for prolonged periods of time without any airflow. Like when doing any firmware upgrade...


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  8. pagana

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    The Drone was 2 days old, never flew! ... I decided to give back...
     
  9. jjpetroski

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    I had a similar issue with mine when purchased used. The camera only moved a few degrees up. I recalibrated the controller buttons using the DJI Go application and I reset the range of the left wheel button. It worked fine after that. In this case with the overheating it may be damaged goods.
     
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  10. Trackman1

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    Now that's what ya call Return To Home!:confused: